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Like a Bag of Crickets.

You know those bags full of live crickets you can buy to feed reptilian pets? Well, imagine you are holding one of those bags, and it suddenly slips from your hands and bursts open on the floor. 106 more words

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Writing Journals

In case anyone was interested, I use a writing journal.  It has come in handy over the years as a way of jotting down ideas on the fly or scribbling notes too disorganized yet to be typed coherently. 378 more words


Up Front About Backstory.

I love backstory.  Characters with rich histories that form their personalities and worldviews are what drive much of the world’s greatest literature. Backstory is what gives a character’s beliefs and actions psychological validity, and creates an access point for readers to understand and even predict the motion of the story. 302 more words

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HOW THE HECK DO I FIX THIS?: Making a Battle Plan

It’s week two of my HOW THE HECK DO I FIX THIS? revision series, and today I’m talking about making a battle plan (i.e. figuring out how you’re going to fix all of those problems you just wrote down). 244 more words


I am so excited to be doing a four-part vlog series over the next month. It’s called HOW THE HECK DO I FIX THIS?, and it’ll be all about my revision process. 278 more words

Launch Party

So, I’ve completed my first Event as an author, my official launch party, a reading and book-signing for my novel, To Give a Rose. … 1,442 more words

To Give A Rose

10k Tuesday

In case you missed it, Erin and I vlogged over on the NaNoWriMo channel:

We talked about writing when you don’t want to, and at the end I mentioned that one of the things that really motivates me is telling people my word count goals. 270 more words