Random Things

Alphabet Blogging: G is for…

Growing. There are so many jobs that fall on an author’s shoulders nowadays. Not only do we have to be continually honing the craft of writing, but we have to be marketers and savvy business managers. We have to have at least rudimentary grasp of the publishing world, how to tell if contracts are any […]

Alphabet Blogging: F is for…

Fanfiction. I admit I had no idea what fanfiction even was until I was in my early 20s and discovered Doctor Who. Since then, I’ve hovered on the fringes of fanfic, occasionally looking at it, but never reading it much or even considering writing it. I did once get an idea for a Doctor Who […]

Alphabet blogging: C is for…

Alphabet blogging: C is for…

Cookie! No, wait, that’s not it. Chocolate! No! Stop it. You do not need a snack. That’s the exact conversation I had with myself as I sat down to start this blog post. I couldn’t believe it. My brain had suddenly gone blank, and I couldn’t think of a single word that started with C […]

Alphabet blogging: B is for…

Book high. This happened to me last week. I recently found the final book in the Quadrail series by Timothy Zahn, and since it’s been so long since I read the first one (about two and a half years ago, I think) I’ve been re-reading the series. It was a good thing I did, because […]

Alphabet blogging: A is for…

Alphabet blogging: A is for…

Action. Which, believe it or not, my novels have been sadly lacking in lately. Usually, I have actions scenes coming out of my ears. I love fight scenes, so there are plenty of those, plus my characters running to rescue someone or running away from someone, etc, etc. My typical problem is trying to get […]

Soul Food

Soul Food

“A good story feeds the reader, nourishing him or her with valuable insights.” – David Farland. That was just a portion of today’s daily article that magically appears in my inbox. It dealt with the topic of theme, something that is very important to me. I don’t want to write a hollow story, nor do […]

Re-Read

Re-Read

Life’s been busy lately. Super busy. Yet I always try to make time to read something. Currently I’m doing a re-read of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. Again? It just came out in March! Yep….it’s that good. But it got me thinking. How often do people re-read stories? For example, I only re-read stories […]