Writing Submissions

#Indiecember Challenge 2019

It's that time again! Started by Megan Tennant last year, the Twitter challenge, #indiecember, is about to kick off starting December 1st. The goal is to read enough books written by independent authors to either fill the board (in which case one book can count for multiple squares) or fill a line (in which case… Continue reading #Indiecember Challenge 2019

General Writing Tips

Pausing the Story: A Warning on Info Dumps

Because I mention him, I'm using a picture of Cthulhu, and nobody can convince me not to. If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you are a fantasy or sci-fi writer. And if you’re a fantasy or sci-fi writer, chances are that you are a fantasy or sci-fi reader. Which means that, at one… Continue reading Pausing the Story: A Warning on Info Dumps

Special Topics

Ask Me Anything

For this week's blog post, I'm opening things up to questions: questions about writing, about my books or about life in general. (Pro tip: I would not seek my advice about life in general if I were you.) Ask below in the comments any safe-for-work question you may have and I'll answer it. Enjoy!

Writing Submissions

New Submission Opportunity: Write Of Passion Literary Journal

  There's a new literary journal that focuses entirely around self-published and indie-published authors, and the first issue is coming out May 1st, 2019! Write of Passion offers writing and publishing advice, highlights from writers' works and achievements and features stories by new authors based on a different genre each month. The May 1st issue's… Continue reading New Submission Opportunity: Write Of Passion Literary Journal

General Writing Tips

It’s All Been Done Before: From Premise to Plot

  Writing is a frustrating thing. You start on a topic that you're really excited about, do the research, create the characters and get to work, until one day, that new book or movie advertisement showcases a story nearly like your own. Now what? People are going to think you copied the plot? People won't… Continue reading It’s All Been Done Before: From Premise to Plot