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The Fog of War – NaNo: Final Stretch + Snippets

For those of you WriMo-ers out there, you may be feeling a little fatigued at this point. You may be dealing with writing-related injuries like strained wrists, bruised fingers, blisters, or early-onset cray-cray-writer syndrome*. Well, I'm here for you, and... Continue Reading →

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NaNoWriMo – Mid-month Update

For those of you who might not know, I regularly participate in the worldwide movement known as National Novel Writing Month. The challenge: write 50,000 words in 30 days. The rules: no starting the story before Nov. 1, take care... Continue Reading →

6 Unpublished Novels – Why Writing is NEVER Meaningless

via Daily Prompt: Meaningless I am a writer. I write things. My family identifies me as a writer, sometimes finding things for me to write which grow or stretch me in ways I wouldn't have sought out myself (hey, I... Continue Reading →

A Recipe for Busting Writer’s Block

Remember, the best way to cook is always with the finest and freshest ingredients. You're going to want a work of literature for this recipe - it should give just a little when you squeeze it, but not be yellow... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People – March 2017

In my series (known as Bill) centered around a group of gifted individuals, I needed to spend a little time on my protagonist: Elizabeth. Though I have to say, it was tough. I wanted to do this on my anti-hero as... Continue Reading →

Editing – a bloodbath

I recently began taking the editing scissors to my recently finished novel The Queen's Assassin. I knew that just sitting down and slashing lines wasn't going to cut it. Yes, I'm wordy. Yes, I use WAAAAAY too many ellipses. Yes, the... Continue Reading →

Desire – Colorful Clips of The Queen’s Assassin

When I saw WordPress's word-of-the-day prompt today, I couldn't help but think of my novel, The Queen's Assassin. I wanted to write a romance which was largely devoid of the usual YA romantic cliches, one which stressed friendship over hormones... Continue Reading →

Colorful Clips – The Queen’s Assassin

I’m not always proud of my writing - especially while I'm editing the monstrosity known to friends and family as The Queen's Assassin. Some sentences merely exist to get the reader from point A to point B as quickly and... Continue Reading →

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