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
Now that the second Blades book is out in the world, it's time for me to think about what's next! I have to admit, I spent a few days wandering around, singing, "Where do we go from here?" in my head. So many directions. So many possibilities. I need to carve a path, to make … Continue reading Next Steps
Thank you all for making the launch week for Progenitor so awesome! I love reading your reviews, and the conversations I've had with readers are so encouraging. I definitely have a lot more in store for you with the Blades of Janus series! For the moment, I'm going to take a breath, catch up on … Continue reading An Awesome Launch for Progenitor!
Progenitor has released into the void! I mean world. World! I am absolutely in love with this book. It's complex and exciting, terrifying and heart-warming. I've been re-reading it, and am amazed at how much I fit into 84,000 words 😛 I also love how the cover turned out. There's another version of this picture … Continue reading The Blades of Janus Continues!
However you mark the turning of the wheel of the year, I hope you're all enjoying a bit of down time, lovely food, and nourishing company. Holiday season can mean full schedules and empty energy wells. Around the holidays, it's even more important to me to minimize time with people and activities that draw from … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving Eve!