I believe in the beta process the way toddlers believe in Bandaids. Betas make books better, and better books make happier readers who read more books. But what you get out of your beta, and where your story goes in revision, is up to you, not your readers.Read More 5 Things To Do Before You Beta Your Book #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
If you get nothing else out of this review, go buy this book just to read this one page. If that doesn’t spike your curiosity, your Human may be malfunctioning. #sorrynotsorryRead More Review: The Emotional Wound Thesaurus
Thank you, Tribe. I am so grateful for Tribe Con and to every one involved for sharing your stories (and smiles and tears and chocolate) with me.Read More Another Kind of Conference
When I get stuck on a writing project, it feels exactly like driving through fog—I can’t see far enough ahead to feel comfortable where I am, the clear road behind is as shrouded as the way forward, and there’s no telling when some swift insight will blow through so I can go back to “normal.”Read More Four Ways to Write Through the Fog #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
One of my favorite Twitter events is in just two days! #CPMatch comes this Friday, August 25.Read More #CPMatch Is Almost Here!
Fair warning: Some of these lessons might be carryovers from 2016, while I was lurking and cheering on friends. And there are a gazillion great lessons to learn from a contest like Pitchwars, but these are mine for now (and counting!). Subjectivity in Story I thought subjectivity was something I fully understood. I’ve even *gulp* blogged […]Read More Personal Lessons from #Pitchwars 2017 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
I happen to enjoy writing synopses (I know it’s weird) because of the clarity they bring, but sometimes the best, most exciting bits get lost in translation.Read More All the Unmentioned Awesomeness
Even if I tried to quit or take a break, it would hurt too, plus I’d fail, because . . .
I love it too much.Read More When Losing Feels Like Winning #authortoolbox
I stare past her at the golden sky. Five stars burn to the north—what Khompan Elders call The Martyr, and Ajh, The Friend. I call them the Reminder.
“There is more,” the Reminder calls. “More to you.”
For March, I have the privilege of sitting with Krisna Star, an avid reader and a lover of dragons, unicorns, and all things magical. She divides her time between living in this world doing her day-to-day tasks, and the wonderful world of her dreams full of magic and fantastic creatures. Besides books, she enjoys spending time […]Read More Magical Means with Krisna Star