This is a quick and messy post I wanted to throw out before getting back to work on my books today. It pertains to PulpRev as a community of growing writers, artists, and authors and is meant for those involved in it. Something I enjoy about PulpRev is the clash of ideas that occurs between … Continue reading CC: PulpRev Writers
42 days into the new year so here's an update! While I'm going to stay quiet about my current progress (mystery), I wanted to share a sneak peek of this year's expected series. Sometime in the coming year, my readers will be able to enjoy: 👑 The Descent Files: HANA A complete novella series, set in … Continue reading What’s Coming in 2018 (+Cover Reveal!)
New Year's is one of my favorite times of the year: the end of one year and the start of the next! A moment of transition and refreshing momentum. The subtle shift of that last numerical unit on every single date I write and see. Anyways, a lot has happened in the past year for … Continue reading 🎆 Happy New Year! 🎆
Where did I go wrong? Did I set my goal too high? Was 175,000 words in 30 days too much? No. I lost for multiple reasons, but the goal word count was not the reason why. My final word count was around 69,000 words for the month, the majority of which completed in the first … Continue reading I Lost My First NaNoWriMo After Four Years
I've been quiet on here, but that's because of some indecision and then concrete action towards my direction when it comes to blogging and writing. At first I was going to write a series of writerly advice when it comes to self-publishing, getting covers, the nuts-and-bolts, that sort of thing... but after planning four months … Continue reading Thank You
For authors, the practice of delving into the thoughts, feelings, and processes of our characters is extremely important. The depth of this process for each character is dictated by the level of focus a story maintains on the particular character. NPC-types don't need much, if any, exploration into the internal except for a lark. Protagonists … Continue reading In Your Character’s Mind
As a creator of unique fictional worlds, it is important to remember that YOU are the one who controls canon over the setting, the plot, and the characters. Writers flirt with giving characters "consciousnesses" and talking about fictional worlds as if they exist outside of themselves. There are a few reasons for this. One of which is … Continue reading Do Your Characters Control You?
Chapter length is a decision every author has to make when putting together a novel. While less of an issue with short stories, novels have to be broken up in ways that are easily consumable by readers. There is no specific number that is the ideal length for a chapter. Like most elements of a novel, … Continue reading Chapter length: How long is too short?
Dreams, what exactly are they and how do they relate to our writing? Literal dreams are the visions, images, and stories you experience during slumber or sometimes in different states of consciousness. This does not pertain to 'dreams' in the sense of goals or future aims. The idea of studying dreams became popularized by Carl Jung and his … Continue reading How Dreams Influence Writing
a word with "mb" in that order in it. Prompt for SoCS on June 11, 2016 from LindaGHill Sweetness of the gods, Ambrosia known as nectar under the great trees of the highest mountain peaks. Forbidden to human, the mortals that dwell upon the flatlands of the Earthly realm. It is strange, to consider, that … Continue reading Exercise 0011 – “mb” 06/11 SoCS