Random Things

Warning: McGuffin Bites Leave Scars

I have this really cool red purse. Only after a while it got some wear and had a few hanging threads. I trimmed those off. Sometimes authors should do the same. Don’t add a detail that begs for answers then forget about it. Have you ever read a book because of an interesting character from […]

Some Writing Inspiration for your Wednesday

Some Writing Inspiration for your Wednesday

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Formatting

Formatting

You wouldn’t wear your favorite jogging outfit to an important interview, right? Right! You wouldn’t because you know that first impressions are important, and you know that in the business world you may never get the chance to make a second. Note: If you really want to dress as Batman, I guess that’s alright. 😉 Why […]

A New Tradition, or Inducting a New Member to the Cult

A New Tradition, or Inducting a New Member to the Cult

For me the most exciting football game was October 31. That’s when my son’s sixth grade football team won the championship. My alma mater is known for putting men on the moon not championship banners in our football stadium. My NFL team didn’t make the playoffs. I own few DVDs. Little Women, Anne of Green Gables […]

Books I Read 2016

Books I Read 2016

  This was the year of series conclusions. I started 2016 reading the final book in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, Winter. While the character Winter’s story didn’t engage me like Cinder or Cress’s, overall the book was really good with vivid descriptions and fast-paced action. But some were more personal. NAF alumna Kat Heckenbach […]

Five Favorite Craft Books

Five Favorite Craft Books

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”― Thomas Mann

My JaNoWriMo Update or Why Realm Makers Suddenly Seems Not Far Away

My JaNoWriMo Update or Why Realm Makers Suddenly Seems Not Far Away

After setting aside the manuscript I worked on for five years, which included writing two sequels, I started a project for NaNoWriMo. I’m doing JaNoWriMo this month to finish the draft. If you don’t know what that is, read Brittany Valentine’s awesome post. My plan is to have two manuscripts to pitch at Realm Makers. […]