Looking back on my post for the new moon this month, I actually made a lot more progress than I realized! My planners for 2019 are set up (I actually have three of them), and though I haven't mapped out exactly when I'll be working on each writing project, I'm ready to roll with the … Continue reading Cold Moon Goals Progress
Last week, we talked about fleshing out characters by thinking of how they'd react in everyday situations that might not come up in the story. Another important factor in building characters that resonate with readers is working through their back story. Where did the character go to school? Did they have lots of friends? Or … Continue reading A Past Beyond the Page
My writing bestie is celebrating a new release today and I couldn't be more excited! Not only is it an awesome book, but I formatted it for her! ❤ Valiant Heart is the first in Eliza Sinclair's steampunk/flintlock Tanahr Tales series. It has mechmages, elven warrior maidens, and giant Mechanae (machine fae) roving over hills … Continue reading We Need More Books Like This
The new moon this month has come and gone, and I've been busily working toward many goals. One of them, ironically, was to start blogging on each new moon about my focus for that month. Oops! Better late than never 🙂 Many cultures believe that each full moon carries with it an energy. As the … Continue reading Cold Moon Goals
We're delving deeper into characters this week with a look at...delving deeper into characters 🙂 No matter how many sympathetic choices you show a character making, readers can't really connect to a character if there's nothing of substance to connect with. As readers, we say that characters are sometimes flat or shallow. Usually, in those … Continue reading Writing Three Dimensional Characters
It took a heck of a lot longer than I expected, but I've revamped my web site at last! I love the new look, and can't wait to see how it develops over the coming year. I'm most excited about adding to that side bar full of books, of course 😉 Now that this is … Continue reading New Year, New Look!
Part of my plan for 2019 is to write a series of blog posts that pull back the curtain on some of my thoughts and methods for writing. So many readers I talk to are curious about what goes on behind the scenes in the creation of their favorite books. I've also been approached by … Continue reading Writing Sympathetic Characters
Happy New Year, everyone! Do you have exciting plans for 2019? I have a ton and a half of them, starting off with a secret formatting project I'm working on for one of my writing besties! I love helping other writers, and this writer has helped me along my path so much. I'm thrilled to … Continue reading Happy New Year!
It's the first day of Winter and we're heading into the longest night of the year. We get a full moon tomorrow (the "Long Night's Moon"), to boot! I celebrate the darkness on this day as well as the return of the light. When I talk to the little ones in my life about darkness, … Continue reading Joyous Solstice!
I hope you're all settling in for the holidays. I have a little more prep work, but we're keeping things as low-key as possible this year and focusing on the dear ones in our lives as much as we can. Walks in the park and baking will figure in to the next few days prominently, … Continue reading Holiday Fun