Never Have I Ever Tag – Writer Edition

Hailey recently tagged me for this terrific tag, which I’m so excited to do. Thanks, Hailey! Graphic from Bree at The Long Voyage: Rules: Link and thank the blogger who tagged you. Include the graphic somewhere in the post (or make your own!) Answer the questions truthfully and honestly. Tag 3 bloggers. NEVER HAVE IContinue reading “Never Have I Ever Tag – Writer Edition”

The Caption Contest Continues . . .

You guys absolutely killed me on the last Caption Contest. Why? Because there were so. many. good ones! Whew. It was so hard to choose. In fact, I had to pick TWO winners from the six-word story category. (We didn’t have any flash fiction entries.) So congrats to both of the winners and, honestly, congratsContinue reading “The Caption Contest Continues . . .”

How to Write Characters With Trauma

There is nothing I like more as a reader than finding a book that does a good job of portraying mental illness in fictional characters (looking at you, Blade of Secrets), but if you haven’t actually experienced the trauma or mental health challenge you’re writing about, it can be hard to do. To help yourselfContinue reading “How to Write Characters With Trauma”

I Want to do NaNoWriMo This Year . . . I Think.

It’s that time of year again. Harvesting corn, canning tomatoes, making applesauce (from the early apples) . . . In between training a new puppy, learning a new language, managing a blog . . . oh, and writing. I mean, I am a writer. In all seriousness, Fate of a Prince’s first draft is finished,Continue reading “I Want to do NaNoWriMo This Year . . . I Think.”

5 Things You NEED Before Publishing Your Book

Super excited to share this with you guys today, because these are five crucial points I learned from publishing my first book. Let’s get right into them. Each point is in chronological order. A GOOD EDITORYou probably already know this, but it always bears repeating: you cannot skimp on editing. But finding an editor isContinue reading “5 Things You NEED Before Publishing Your Book”

The Caption Challenge Returns!

We’re back for another Caption Challenge! I was so pleased with how the last one went, and I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with for this one. Remember, your entry in the comments can be a six-word story or flash fiction (50 words or less) based on the picture. No moreContinue reading “The Caption Challenge Returns!”

The Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag

I stole this tag from Chelsea because it looked so fun. So without further ado . . . What is your favorite genre of fiction to write?Fantasy. (Just get used to me saying fantasy a lot.) It’s my all-time favorite genre. What genre would you NEVER get caught writing? . . .EVER.Horror. Like, if youContinue reading “The Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag”

If At First You Don’t Succeed

Well . . . we ran our first ever Caption Contest last week, and I said I would announce the winner today . . . But that presents a problem, you see. It seems that I cannot announce a winner, because . . . Well, there were no entries. 🤷‍♀️ But I’m determined to keepContinue reading “If At First You Don’t Succeed”

How to Safeguard Your Creativity (when life gets busy)

Being a writer means accepting certain life distractions that can interfere with the creative process. But when life gets especially busy, it can get harder and harder to stay creative. This time of year, for me, is crazy busy – the goats, the garden, the dogs . . . Yeah. Busy. At the same time,Continue reading “How to Safeguard Your Creativity (when life gets busy)”