The more things stay the same, the more they change. What? No, I didn't accidentally write that backwards. Because the thing about growth, about learning, is that it doesn’t travel in a straight line. It often doesn’t feel like growth in the moment. It often feels circular, like repetition, like return. It can feel like … Continue reading Growth Is a Spiral: Repetition and Return in Practice
Month: April 2022
Cover Reveal Day: CAMBION’S BLOOD
CAMBION’S BLOOD is out June 7–that’s less than two months away! The second book in my urban fantasy series features a half-succubus lawyer down on her luck, a shadowy government agency, a delinquent teenage demon, and a goddess out for the blood of terrible men. And now it has a stunning cover. 😍 The Ukrainian … Continue reading Cover Reveal Day: CAMBION’S BLOOD
Interview: Ren Hutchings on Writing Mentorship
I'm about to start a new chapter in my writing journey: becoming a mentor! The application period for Rogue Mentor begins in less than a week on Friday, April 22 —and I'm nervous (and excited) about it. As a first-time mentor, I turned to my Pitch Wars mentor Ren Hutchings to ask “HOW THO?” Now, … Continue reading Interview: Ren Hutchings on Writing Mentorship
Recommended Reads for April 15
Hello, dear readers! I'm trying out a new thing on here this week, a link roundup/news post. If it works out, I may step up my posting schedule from one post per week to two. There are so many amazing creative minds in my social media circles working on cool stuff that I find meaningful … Continue reading Recommended Reads for April 15
Welcome to My TED Talk(s): Blog Writing Step by Step
It's no secret that I love blogging. "Live, laugh, longform" has become my unofficial motto for this project, only half-tongue in cheek. When I started this blog, however, I had no idea what I wanted to do with it or how to do it in the first place. I had tried blogging a few times … Continue reading Welcome to My TED Talk(s): Blog Writing Step by Step
I’m Going Rogue: Mentor Wish Lists Are Live!
Popping in for a bonus post on here to share some exciting news: I'm going Rogue...Mentor, that is! I've been selected as a Rogue Mentor for the Spring/Summer 2022 session and I can't wait to get started. You can view an image-light version of my wish list on the Rogue Mentor site as well as … Continue reading I’m Going Rogue: Mentor Wish Lists Are Live!
PitchWars Interview: Erin Fulmer
“No matter how good your writing, you will never please every reader, so write what you love first and find the readers that love it too. Publishing is low on external validation and high on arbitrary success stories, which means you’ve got to have that deep determination and passion for the work to fuel you through the low points. Your writing has to matter to you long before it matters to anybody else. ”
Check out this interview with Path2Pub’s Amber Chen about my Pitch Wars experience, what I learned, and my hopes for my writing career.
For many years, PitchWars has been one of the most high profile mentorship programmes within the writing community and has offered many authors with valuable learning opportunities. With the recent revelation that PW has come to a close, we speak to some former mentees to reflect on how their experiences have been like and what the future holds for them in the world of publishing!
Today, we introduce Erin Fulmer from the Class of 2020!
Erin Fulmer (she/her) is a public benefits attorney by day, author of urban fantasy and science fiction by night. A 2020 Pitch Wars alumna, she lives in sunny Northern California with her husband and two spoiled cats. When she’s not writing or working, she enjoys yoga, taking pictures of the sky, playing board games with friends, and napping like it’s an Olympic sport.
CAMBION’S BLOOD, the second book in her Cambion series and sequel to…
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The Publishing Industry Is Not Okay. Now What?
This is the house that oligopoly built... When I originally set out to blog on this topic two weeks ago, I intended to write an explainer of WHY publishing is not okay. My first draft focused on professional burnout, the oligopoly of the Big Four, disruptive technology, and how labor exploitation lines the pockets of … Continue reading The Publishing Industry Is Not Okay. Now What?