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I've Got My Ambitious Boots On!

In case you didn’t know (which I am sure you didn’t, because I just decided this myself) I have put on my Ambitious Boots.

No, they are not the sexiest things, not to say that my goal is to be sexy, but I would also like to make it known that I am not fashion-challenged either. 374 more words


Pau Helps: Never Give Up on an Idea

(On the photo: Lucky Blue Smith and Pyper America Smith)

The reason why I’m using this photo is because these two models are my character references for Lucian and Luna (originally named Danae, but the name didn’t seem right) Malliarch; two of my leads in a current work-in-progress called Between Two Worlds. 655 more words


Creative procrastination: 11 questions to ask your characters

When I’m staring at a blank page, eyes unfocused, fingers drooping over the keyboard, sometimes I realize I’m just not going to get any drafting done today. 298 more words


About that artwork...

In a recent Facebook ad I created, concerning my new novel on Kindle Scout, I pulled out this old picture.   This awesome drawing is the creation of Woon Bin Chang, an artist who saw a production of my play, “Almighty Might” in 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.  236 more words

Indie Author

Finding the Character's Voice

Finding a character’s voice should be easy, right? If you came up with the character wrote a profile, with their personality and background you should know how that character sounds. 543 more words

Yes, Virginia, There Really is a Menopausal Superhero: Author Interview with Samantha Bryant

I first met Samantha Bryant online, last November, during the intense worldwide writing challenge known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Novice and veteran writers alike try to complete a 50,000 word first draft of a novel in a month. 1,680 more words

Creative Writing


…got shelved for a while
with the lack of conviction
allotted for such project.
there are people who put their minds to it
who dance in the dying light… 59 more words