You would think with COVID sending people into quarantine all over the world that it would be a writer's dream come true. No commute to eat up writing time? Maybe I can carve out writing time in between all the going's on for "working at home" and whatnot? Look at all that TIME! Sadly, this … Continue reading A Brave New COVID World
Slogging through the middle of my current work in progress I ran into a wall. Not just a wall, but a fortress insurmountable complete with lichen-covered stones and drizzles of what is likely the dumpings of the privy pot. I think my Muse lives up in that tower and takes great pleasure in the fact … Continue reading Faking Originality – June Round Robin 2018
Nearly every author I know bemoans synopsis writing. This is the part of our job that isn't the red-headed stepchild, but rather the creature we keep locked in a closet, too ashamed to call it ours. Which I know is a horrible analogy, but we're trying to be honest here. None of us enjoy this … Continue reading The Hateful Synopsis
Characters are a bit like the writer's pox. Instead of itchy red dots all over our skin, we have itchy personalities peppering our minds. Some are louder than others and we end up scratching those first because no matter how many times we're told we shouldn't scratch, the itch cannot be ignored. As we scratch, … Continue reading What I Learn from my Characters – February 2018 Round Robin
Usurper has made its way to virtual shelves! You can find it on Amazon in both eBook and paperback. This is the third installment in the Sedition series that follows Trenna Dyngannon and her husband Nelek as they struggle to find peace between humankind and the Eldur nation. Fans of the novels - who may … Continue reading Book Release Mayhem!
Can you believe we're almost into the year 2018? It's like I blinked and suddenly my year was gone! 2017 was a flurry of activity for me, both in my writing life and in my personal life. However, as this is my writing blog, I will concentrate on my writing victories. My friend L.J. Cohen, … Continue reading Year in Review – 2017
A long time ago someone told me that if I started as a fantasy author, I would always be a fantasy author. It was stressed that I had to pick one field to master and then go with it, limiting myself to that field. Being the young, easily swayed person I was back … Continue reading About Writing Different Genre’s