People who read my blog probably already know I’m a huge fan of Laura VanArendonk Baugh, who writes fantasy and historical fantasy and also happens to live close enough to me that we hang out on a regular basis. She just recently revealed the cover of her forthcoming novel Con Job, and I’m thrilled to say I am one of the lucky beta-readers for said novel. You can see the cover, but I know what…
This is true, except in my case the “writing first draft” part needs to be increased to at least a third of the chart and the “wishing you’d never started” part needs to go right between that phase and Editing.
(Well, technically it needs to go right in the middle of “Writing First Draft”, but that would make the pie chart even more confusing.)
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"You hit like a girl," the strong female character says
"Stop being such a girl," the strong female character says
"Man up," the strong female character says
"Shut the fuck up," I whisper
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When I learned we were losing our Staples in my town, I thought I would go into withdrawal. And I guess I have, sort of…except that I’ve found a drug to replace Staples.
It’s called JetPens, and they’ve made a lot of money from me lately. Japan really is the land of awesome stationery (and pens).
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The Solution to Snow
This is what my drive home from work looked like today. Since then we’ve had probably 6 inches of…
This is what my drive home from work looked like today. Since then we’ve had probably 6…
When I wrote Stormsinger, I was actually surprised to realize Prince Vistaren of Amethir was betrothed to Princess Azmei of Tamnen. It was a political alliance, and not the easiest alliance to make, because Amethirian privateers have been known to attack…
Time Management for Write—OOH SHINY!
I am far from the most disciplined person I know. Two of my writer friends looked at my 2014…
Come Sail Away: Researching a Seafaring Epic Fantasy
The Friends Good Will under sail on Lake Michigan
I was a double major in college. One of my majors…
It’s Dangerous to go Alone: Resources for Indie Authors
If you’d asked me a few years ago, I would tell you I wasn’t really interested in self-publishing.…
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