It’s been about two months since I wrote my last blog post here. Happy Fall, everyone! What happened? Well, I took an unplanned but necessary hiatus. In my last couple posts, I mentioned I had a sense of incipient burnout on the writing front. At the same time, I feared that taking a break would … Continue reading Writer in Motion 2022 Is Here and I’m Baaack (Kind of)
Hi there! Coming in a bit late this morning with some announcements and a short grumble. Cambion’s Blood is competing in Cover Wars this week! The gorgeous cover of Cambion’s Blood is featured in Author Shout’s Cover Wars this week. You can vote for beautiful demon women carrying swords here. The winning cover will become … Continue reading Cover Wars, Baby’s First Podcast, and a Brief Rant
Hi, my name is Erin, and I’m bad at taking breaks. Notoriously bad at it. I am anything but a role model for self-care, no matter how many posts I write about it, trying to convince myself otherwise. Exhibit 1: I am about to write a blog post about how I’m giving myself a break … Continue reading Make Creative Space: Shifting Gears to Slow My Roll
Welcome to the latest edition of my occasional interview series “How Tho?!” in which I ask cool writers breaking traditional career molds and doing amazing work about their writing path and process. Today I’m chatting with my good friend and #SelfPitch project partner Shoshana Rain, author of STRIFE’S APPLE is a modern fantasy romance the … Continue reading Shoshana Rain on Hybrid Authorship and Writing Anti-Heroines
How did it get to be July already?! But I’m excited that it is, because July is #SelfPitch month! The brainchild of indie author Shoshana Rain with some coparenting from me, #SelfPitch is happening July 13 and 14 this year. During July, I’m also trying to take it a little bit easy (she said, as … Continue reading Meet #SelfPitch: a Pitch Event for Indie Book Lovers!
Hello from the other side! June has been a busy month for me. I had my second book release and wrote my first official edit letter as a Rogue Mentor. I’m also slowly working through feedback letters to some Rogue hopefuls. And now that my mentee has started her revision process, I want to share … Continue reading Five Lessons From the Other Side of the Query Letter
Welcome to the latest edition of my occasional interview series “How Tho?!” in which I ask cool writers doing amazing work about their writing path and process. Today I’m chatting with S.J. Whitby, author of the Cute Mutants series (now, with their first multi-author anthology in the world, legitimately the Cute Mutants Extended Universe!) SJ … Continue reading SJ Whitby on Self-Pub, Superheroes, and Series Writing
The edit letter: words that strike fear into the hearts of many an author. We are sensitive creatures, we writers, and never so sensitive as when we put our work into the hands of critics. We know editors and critique partners want our work to reach its highest potential, but it doesn’t take the sting … Continue reading How to Learn to Relax and Love the Edit Letter (Kind of)
Read on for an excerpt from Cambion’s Blood! My debut year has come and gone. In a way, it’s nice to be able to say that. There’s so much expectation and pressure wrapped up in first-time authorship. I wrote here extensively about my debut experience. It was a wild year of ups and downs, lessons … Continue reading Debut No More: Why the Second Book Hits Different
The internet is full of craft advice for writers. Some of it is even good advice. All of it purports to make your writing better, more readable, more relatable, more salable. I’m not talking about grammar advice, like how to punctuate dialogue. That’s a mechanical skill. It’s mostly objective, at least within its specific context … Continue reading Don’t Let Craft Advice Silence Your Authorial Voice
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