The Familiar vs Unfamiliar World

If you’ve been reading my blog for quite a while, you may remember how I used to publish posts under the heading “The Writing Files”. While I did abandon these quite a while ago, I am now resuming them as I delve even deeper into the world of writing. Though I am by no meansContinue reading “The Familiar vs Unfamiliar World”

Subbing Since Page 20

If you’ve been reading my blog for quite a while, you may remember how I used to publish posts under the heading “The Writing Files”. While I did abandon these quite a while ago, I am now resuming them as I delve even deeper into the world of writing. Though I am by no meansContinue reading “Subbing Since Page 20”

Return of the Writing Files

If you’ve been reading my blog for quite a while, you may remember how I used to publish posts under the heading “The Writing Files”. While I did abandon these quite a while ago, I am now resuming them as I delve even deeper into the world of writing. Though I am by no meansContinue reading “Return of the Writing Files”

Question of the Week

For this week’s question, the answer is a bit complicated. I’m breaking it up into three different parts of the one answer. Q: How do I create a good leading hero? A: There are three general steps to creating any good hero, no matter their gender. 1. Don’t fall into stereotypes. That doesn’t mean yourContinue reading “Question of the Week”

Question of the Week

Hello, schminions! This week we are doing something a little new. I’ve been asked lots of questions about writing and there are even more questions that no one has asked, but definitely deserve an answer. I wanted to help any budding writers who might have these questions but can’t find an answer. Keep in mind,Continue reading “Question of the Week”

The Writer’s Epidemic

There seems to be a common disease that is becoming more and more prevalent. It’s been floating around in the movie industry for years now, but it seems to be spreading rather rapidly to the authors of this world. Before it can get any further, I’d like to offer a few tips to help preventContinue reading “The Writer’s Epidemic”

Say What?!

As a child, reading was a safe haven where every book was like traipsing through Beatrix Potter’s world. Innocent, carefree, it was a world of hope and freedom, where every danger was easily escapable. When reading classics, my parents chose select books that seldom, if ever, had a word I couldn’t use. It would takeContinue reading “Say What?!”

Scholarship Writing

I don’t know about you guys, but the time has come around for me to be looking at scholarships. Yes, that’s right folks: scholarships. Actually, that time has been around for several months (or years, if you count my mom buying the book for looking at scholarships when I was in elementary school). With myContinue reading “Scholarship Writing”

Character Sketches

I did this about two, maybe three weeks back over a series of two days. These are the characters from my first book, The Silver Woods. The first girl is the Cinderella-esque character, the second a mostly original fairytale, the third Beauty and the Beast, the fourth a stepsister (although not a horrid one). SomeContinue reading “Character Sketches”

Bound Book

News flash!!!!! Just discovered that the Fedex near us binds books, so I got my second book, Star of Egypt, bound yesterday afternoon!!!!! It was so exciting! Even though it didn’t look like a book you’d pick up at your local library or bookstore, I still couldn’t help suppressing a squeal. It looks so cool! I’m working onContinue reading “Bound Book”