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A Short List of Happy Word-Related Things

I've been reading a lot more the past few years, and I've created this new habit of getting involved with three or four books at a time, a sort of poly-bibliophile, so switching between books coupled with the fact I am a pretty slow reader (everyone gets a voice in my head, and if the… Continue reading A Short List of Happy Word-Related Things

Writing

General Update *Salutes*

Hola, Dear Reader, it has been too long. I took some time off from most of my work while my niece visited for two glorious weeks. We watched more movies that I do in a whole year, ate more junk food than I should in a lifetime, and had exactly as much fun as Covid… Continue reading General Update *Salutes*

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Looking Forward – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020

Day 14 - 3472Day 15 - 1486Day 16 - 3669Day 17 - 588Day 18 - 470Day 19 - 436Day 20 - 1912 Total as of 7/20: 42,170 words I still ended up hitting that mid-month slump because my plot kind of went sideways once again, but I am 1) still ahead of my own schedule… Continue reading Looking Forward – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020

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She’s All Thaumaturgy is Now Available in Paperback!

It took a few more days because the words just kept coming for this book and so adjustments with the spine and internally formatting had to be made, but She's All Thaumaturgy is finally available in paperback! I've only got a proof copy, so I'm just showing you the ebook cover, but trust me, the… Continue reading She’s All Thaumaturgy is Now Available in Paperback!

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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