Lately, I’ve had apocalypse on the brain. A strange duality exists between my near-daily practice of creating, i.e. writing and revising, while chaos and catastrophe swirls as a near-daily occurrence in the world at large. This is not an upbeat advice post, so I apologize in advance. Feel free to skip this if it’s not … Continue reading Writing While the World Burns
The Pitch Wars hype train is gaining steam again, with mentors working on their wish lists and potential mentees already preparing to submit. If you're considering entering, this post is for you. Let's talk about what Pitch Wars is really like, what it means to be Pitch Wars ready, and the pros and cons of … Continue reading A 2020 Mentee Answers Your Pitch Wars Questions
I started work on Draft Two of the sequel to CAMBION'S LAW yesterday! My editor has given a thumbs up to my revision synopsis, which was definitely NOT a thing I wrote to procrastinate starting the actual revision. She gave me some great feedback to chew over and incorporate, as well. And now...I'm out of … Continue reading A Look Into My Revision Process
It's that time again...the end of Writer in Motion Round 4 is upon us! Like last year, this year was a blast, but it definitely felt different the second time around. I feel like the five weeks of the challenge went extremely fast this year. Last year they seemed to last forever, like a long … Continue reading Writer in Motion 2021 – Wrap-Up and Final Thoughts
Today's the day!!! I'm so excited to share my cover reveal for CAMBION'S LAW with all of you! Wide preorder links for ebooks are now LIVE. Preorders for paperback and Amazon are still to come, so stay tuned! Drumroll for the trailer, please... https://vimeo.com/584599083 DUN DUN DUN!!! And here, for your viewing pleasure, is the … Continue reading CAMBION’S LAW and Why I Love Urban Fantasy
He comes at dusk, the shadow man.
In honor of my blog's one year anniversary, I want to share what I've learned so far about audience-building, social media, and author platforms.
Welcome back to week 3 of the Writer in Motion event, in which a too-busy-by-choice author attempts to make sense of the ALL VIBES NO PLOT words that sprang from her own head... This week, the participants in the challenge were assigned a small critique partner group and exchanged stories. My CPs all brought their … Continue reading Writer in Motion 2021, Week 3: CP Edits
"I just couldn't connect with your story": it's the death knell of any querying author's hopes and dreams. But what does that mean? How to create that elusive connection? It requires more than a compelling character or intriguing plot. It’s about the why of it all—the emotional core of the story. As with every post … Continue reading Write Deeper: Deep POV, Voice, and Emotion
Welcome back to Week 2 of Writer In Motion! This week, participating writers self-edit the first draft posted last week. Next week, we'll work with critique partners to hone the story further before working with editors in Week 4. One of the goals this week for me was to cut words until the story met … Continue reading Writer in Motion 2021, Week 2: Self-Edit