Want to help me get a new desk chair? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! Anyone else have a hard time resting? I’m not talking about sleep, but just rest. Not doing anything. Letting yourself recharge. Reading a book. Playing a video game. Chatting … Continue reading Finding Rest
Three harsh wooden knocks resounded inside Briar’s skull. She glared at the scaly beast at the front of the room as it waved a mallet in its claws. It shouted unintelligible words, but Briar doubted that anyone apart from her could even hear the sound over the commotion in the vast chamber. These dragons were … Continue reading An Upside-Down Fantasy World
If you've taken a look at my post from last week about writing full-length novels, or if you know anything about my blog, then you'll understand that I really enjoy writing short content: flash fiction, short stories, and even novellas. Last year, when I heard about Kindle Vella, I figured it would be the perfect … Continue reading Announcing My Next Book!
A feeling of dread came over Luthias as he stepped into the shadow, then saw the outline of something large and hulking standing resolute in front of him. As the wind blew, the thing seemed to groan in pain. Luthias shivered. Despite the cloak, he felt cold to his core. “Even you feel the evil … Continue reading Journey to the Origin…
I'm not a publisher. I'm not a critic. I'm not even a bestselling author. But I still know what a good book looks like. This is a tough subject to talk about. While I don't want to be too critical - I have such an appreciation for anyone who has the guts to write anything … Continue reading Is Your Book Really Ready to Publish?
Greetings, fellow writers, and happy March! I'm excited to be working and blogging again; my vacation was wonderful, full of both rest and adventure, but it's good to be back! A Writing Warmup Based on the prompt: comfort To a queen who was ruler of nothing, there was little comfort to ever be had. Where … Continue reading The Pen Is Mightier Than Ever!
No. 2 in a series of posts designed to give an overview of self-publishing. It’s a beautiful moment. You’re sitting there, thinking about ideas or memories, and all of a sudden it comes together and you say: “I think I shall write books!” (if you’re anything like Jo March). The revelation is easy. So is … Continue reading So, You Want to Write a Book?
Writing a novel is hard. We probably all know this, and yet, many of us set out to accomplish this mighty feat. Isn't it amazing? But when you're in the middle of writing a book, sometimes it doesn't feel so amazing. I've been on a rollercoaster with my WIP, "Project Pea," over the past 15 … Continue reading The Art of Never Giving Up
An unedited writing warmup In the matter of a moment, her life went to ruin. Sariah could barely comprehend the empty space in the nook that held her prized possessions, and yet at the same time, she knew exactly what had happened. Sariah's mind went right to that woman - that terrible huntress whose machinations … Continue reading The Huntress
Anne of Green Gables once said: "Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it...yet." Or at least, L.M. Montgomery put the words in Anne's mouth. I like to think about this quote in terms of the new year. Isn't it a wonderful thought that this is a whole new year with hundreds of … Continue reading Blank Pages