Writing

She’s All Thaumaturgy – An Excerpt

In celebration of the release of my second self-published novel, She's All Thaumaturgy (which you can get FREE 6/29/20 - 7/3/20), I wanted to share the first chapter with you, like I did with The Korinniad. Enjoy, Dear Reader! CHAPTER 1 Like most things, on the subject of the origin of dragons there is some… Continue reading She’s All Thaumaturgy – An Excerpt

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My Second Novel Is Live!

What a great day! She's All Thaumaturgy is finally here! The stupid concept I came up with at least three years ago to mash up a sword and sorcery setting with She's All That has come to fruition! The ebook is available here on Amazon, but I implore you to wait until tomorrow to pick… Continue reading My Second Novel Is Live!

Writing

So I’ve Been Reading “Save The Cat Writes A Novel”

And I love it. Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy it. In fact, the tagline "the last book on novel writing you'll ever need" puts me off so much (and is so objectively untrue) that I'm squirming at even writing this post, but ultimately I feel like I need to. I haven't read enough books… Continue reading So I’ve Been Reading “Save The Cat Writes A Novel”

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Quotes from She’s All Thaumaturgy

In anticipation of She's All Thaumaturgy coming out on the 28th, I created a couple images on Canva of some quotes from the book. This was another fun little creative exercise that wasn't word-heavy but did get me in the mood to write. Remember, you can still grab a free copy of the ARC of… Continue reading Quotes from She’s All Thaumaturgy

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Get the ARC for She’s All Thaumaturgy Now!

I have officially set up the advanced reader's copy (advanced reviewer's copy?) of She's All Thaumaturgy on Booksprout, and now it's live! This is not the completely polished version of the book that will be released on June 28th (that's the date, by the way), but a version that still has one round of copyediting… Continue reading Get the ARC for She’s All Thaumaturgy Now!

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Mood Boards for Brainstorming and Plotting

I've seen a few of these around, usually as a brainstorming technique. Some authors collect images and put together a board that embodies the mood they want to convey in their work: a mood board. I've been intrigued by them because they're very pretty, but never used them as part of the planning process. Instead,… Continue reading Mood Boards for Brainstorming and Plotting

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Reviewing Your Proof Copy

The proof copy of She's All Thaumaturgy just arrived at my door, and oh, boy, am I just vibrating with excitement (just like at least one of my characters does in every book)! A proof copy is a physical printing of your book you can use to check aesthetics and content before ordering final copies… Continue reading Reviewing Your Proof Copy

Writing

An Evolving Revision Process

What a weird, busy week and a half it's been. It's felt only like half a week, but somehow ten days got crammed into what felt like four, and here I am on a Wednesday feeling like it should be last Wednesday, and Memorial Day weekend is still coming up even though it just passed.… Continue reading An Evolving Revision Process

Me

Warning: This Is A Feel Good Post

Who I am and who I want to be are different, no doubt, but they get a little closer on the spectrum of person as time goes on. Not consistently, mind you, but on average. Someone reminded me today that I'm "doing the damn thing," and ya know what? Hell yeah, I am! I've wanted… Continue reading Warning: This Is A Feel Good Post

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Cover Reveal: She’s All Thaumaturgy

It's finally May (if you can believe it), and that means I'm that much closer to releasing She's All Thaumaturgy! And so, in celebration, I've decided to release the cover: Designed by the lovely Anna at Eerily Fair Design for print and ebook! She's All Thaumaturgy is a fantasy comedy with the elements of a… Continue reading Cover Reveal: She’s All Thaumaturgy