All right! Just a quick heads up for anyone who doesn't know what this is about ... My WWII story Persona is being serialized and posted online for free via Wattpad and its story blog. Because this is historical fiction I've had to do quite a bit of research to help me wade through it.… Continue reading Fact vs. Fiction – Chapter Four (Persona)
Fact vs. Fiction — Chapter Three (Persona)
For those following along with the serialization of Persona, here is the Fact vs. Fiction page for Chapter Three. So far this whole experience has been incredibly fun! If you're just hearing about it, Persona is my WWII novel that is currently being serialized online for free. You can find it at its Wattpad address… Continue reading Fact vs. Fiction — Chapter Three (Persona)
Story Bibles (aka – Consistency, People!)
A friend of mine uses a Wiki to keep all her files straight while she's writing a book. I've seen software designed to help maintain little "sticky-notes" to help authors as they're in the middle of creating their fiction. Both would fall under what I define as a "story bible". Basically, that's the spot the… Continue reading Story Bibles (aka – Consistency, People!)
So there I was trying to take a nap because I'm either coming down with something nasty or have finally developed allergies -- Hopefully I'm just getting sick. I really don't want to look forward to a seasonal allergy every year -- when I opened my eyes and saw something strange on my bookshelf. Do… Continue reading Quests
The Countdown is On!
That's right! In just four days I'll start posting Persona as a serialized novel online for free. I have to admit, I'm excited. I've got a seven week buffer, which means I have seven chapters edited and prepped so that if life gets in the way, or if I just need a little break, I… Continue reading The Countdown is On!
Serializing Novels via R.J. Blain
Just as I promised, I have a guest post from R.J. Blain today on serializing novels. For those of my awesome, wonderful, perfect Readers who don't know what it means to serialize a novel I'll go ahead and explain. Serializing a novel would be sorta like when stories were posted in the newspaper week after… Continue reading Serializing Novels via R.J. Blain
Well, tomorrow I'm going to have a guest post from RJ Blain, who is another relatively insane author I've been stalking on Google+ for a while now. (I don't think it's really stalking when she's in another country, but ... eh ... we'll let her decide where the creepy boundary is.) Anyway, you'll love her.… Continue reading Choices
This week I rewrote almost all of Chapter One of the WWII project, which I think I might title Sullied Heritage instead of Crossweathers, but we'll see. (Many thanks to Tressa Green for taking a moment out of her day to help me brainstorm.) In the middle of the rewrite I came across several problems… Continue reading Research
I've gone through and deleted most of my trunk novels. To be honest, several of them were dissected; meaning I took characters I enjoyed or a concept I thought was cool and then placed them inside a different book. In fact, Nelek Dyngannon from the Sedition series came from a trunk novel. And the concept… Continue reading Trunk Novels
As I've set aside my science fiction while readers are going through it I picked up Usurper again. That's the third book in Trenna Dyngannon's series for those unaware. Trenna is, by all appearances, my most popular character and I have to admit I love writing her. She's gritty and tough and vulnerable all at… Continue reading Graphic Detail