'Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.' - Lao Tzu Things around here are changing... again. It seems like I do this at least once a quarter. Blame my artistic temperament; I … Continue reading I have to make a change for the better.
In late 2014, I was overcome with a host of strange symptoms that I couldn’t pin on a particular illness. My face blazed with a blush that wouldn’t stop. My heartbeat was quick and irregular. And – wow – that vertigo. It took my legs out from under me and made me feel like I … Continue reading Problems? 5 tips to save your resolutions before they crash and burn.
I did it again. I let it slip up and grasp me in its wet, sinewy clutches. And worse? I didn’t fight back. I thought I was going so strong in November when I started. I was done with my big NaNoWriMo project, Banquet, before the end of the month, so I started a new … Continue reading Blocked? 11 Easy Ways to Re-Launch a Stalled Story
Indie authors have held a special place in my heart for as long as I can remember. As an indie myself, I know what it takes to write, edit, publish, and market a book all on one's own. It's hard - but it's also incredibly rewarding. The author I'm talking about today knows exactly what … Continue reading When life gives you lemons, turn them into something resembling lemonade. [Interview with Author Gabriel Wright]
As a writer, I rely on a lot of resources to keep my mind sharp and my writing game strong. I love reading about the deconstruction of stories, what makes characters tick, and the other habits of writers - which is a big reason I started my interview series for the blog. Today's interviewee has … Continue reading Breaking Stories Down to Resonate with Readers with Christine Frazier. [Interview]
"Why do you write?" This is one of those questions we writers all get a lot. It may come in different forms, but it's always the same idea. What makes our brain so different that scribbling (or typing) is the only way we can make ourselves feel sufficiently heard in the world? Usually we get … Continue reading Writing to Live: You call it a hobby; I call it my lifeblood.
Ever read a great tagline, and knew you had to know more about that book and author? "A debt is owed" tugs you out of your internet zombification and makes you pay attention. What is this book about? And who came up with it? That's what I wanted to know about The Glass Thief and … Continue reading A debt is owed. [Interview]
I have never been very regular with blogging. I know I need to blog regularly. Honestly, I really enjoy blogging. But something about the schedules I've set in the past has made it incredible difficult to stick to it and keep it going for very long at a time. That's why when Reading Deals offered … Continue reading Blog gotten stale? [Book Review]
When this year began, I had a couple of goals in mind. I knew I wanted to grow my readership, publish at least three books, and start some new habits that would help me toward my ultimate goals of being a full-time author with a healthy body and mind. But as we know, even the … Continue reading Lessons from a Plantser: 2016 was a big one!
Last month, I asked a few of the peopole in my writing group for a guest post, and Emily Selleck was one of those who was kind enough to oblige. She's a riot - fun, happy, and full of great ideas. This is her take on that most hectic and brilliant of adventures: NaNoWriMo. Why … Continue reading Three Things NaNoWriMo Has Taught Me: Guest Post by Emily Selleck