Avily Jerome

Plotting vs. Pantsing: Another Great Debate

Plotting vs. Pantsing: Another Great Debate

I saw this picture on Facebook and I had to laugh, because it totally describes how I work. When I first come up with a story idea, I often have only a very vague idea what’s about to happen. Sometimes as little as an opening scene that I think is cool. One of my novels, […]

Dealing with Disappointment. Again.

Dealing with Disappointment. Again.

The writing journey is so up and down, back and forth. It’s a constant uphill climb. Three steps forward, two steps back, making progress and starting over. It seems like it generally moves in the right direction, if you’re willing to keep persevering, but every now and then there’s a huge boulder in the path […]

The Resolution

The Resolution

After they murdered The Cleaning Fairy, The Gnomes started running amok. Mother instituted The Plan to take care of them. So the gnomes began The Retaliation. This started The War. Now, the war must end. The Rise of the Gnomes Part Six: The Resolution Mother sat for a long time, just staring at the leader […]

Click Here!

Click Here!

As I was scrolling through Facebook earlier, I came across a picture someone had shared that was originally posted by a page called “Your Tattoos Make You A Horrible Mother.” I looked up the page. It is set up as though they (the owners of the page) are completely serious and totally passionate about the […]

The War

The War

When first we met Mother, the Cleaning Fairy had been murdered. The Gnomes had risen to power. Mother devised the Plan to take care of them, and the Gnomes commenced the Retaliation. This means War. The Rise of the Gnomes, Part Five: The War Mother hadn’t caught a Gnome in one of her traps in […]

Fifty Shades of Rape Culture

Fifty Shades of Rape Culture

Or, The Top Three Ways our Culture Promotes Rape Please note: This post is not for the faint of heart or easily offended. I’m not going to be gentle in my terminology or my treatment of the subject. Please also note that I am well aware that men are raped too, but in this post […]

Top Five Reasons Not To Hire An Editor

Top Five Reasons Not To Hire An Editor

As you progress in your writing, whether you’re writing novels or short stories, fiction or non-fiction, at some point you’ll probably wonder whether you should hire an editor. Let me assure you, this is a foolish and ridiculous thing to do. Hiring an editor should never be a thing you seriously consider.* Here are the […]