Work can kind of take over your life. Add to it the ever growing demand of dishes and laundry, and it seems like there is never enough time in the day to get your long list of things done. Writing usually finds itself at the very bottom of that list. Lately, that has meant a … Continue reading How I Found My Balance
One of my favorite storytellers has to be the Japanese children's animation company, Studio Ghibli. Not only do they beautifully animate beloved stories by children's authors (such as Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones), but they write and direct their own stories, as well (such as Princess Mononoke). Through watching as many Ghibli movies … Continue reading What Studio Ghibli Taught me About Writing
In December of 2016, I released my first book into the world. Little did I know that there was a lot more work involved in self-publishing than just good writing and a pretty cover. One of the first things I did was join a Facebook group for urban fantasy authors. It was such a warm and welcoming place to visit and I discovered not only a great support network, but some amazing authors.
One of the first authors to stand out for me was E. A. Copen. She currently writes for several series, including the Judah Black series and her latest weird west book, Beasts of Babylon, while keeping us urban fantasy authors in line on her Facebook group.
She likes cats, coffee, snowy mornings, accents and Tarantino movies.
As we all should.
What drove you to write your first book?
I write the stories I want to read…
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One of the greatest lessons I was ever taught I learned in the single semester I had at a University. Long story cut short, I began the attempt to turn my Associate's Degree into a Bachelor's in Creative Writing, but dropped out to marry my husband and move across the country to begin my life … Continue reading The First Question
But, remember to get back to work. I work full time as a ghostwriter. This means I write full novellas and novels for other people to sell and market under a different name. No, I can't tell you anything about them. That's the deal. Lately, I've been working on a faster schedule than usual and … Continue reading It’s Okay to Breathe
I've been talking about my bookshelves and how I organize my books with my girl friends lately. As always, I'm the odd one out as I like to place my books by how much I like them and there are always two authors that hold a shrine-like place on my shelves. Reading books has been … Continue reading Two Must Read Fantasy Authors
In this day and age, technology can be a writer's best friend. While it's easy to get lost in the dark depths of internet research and the battlefield that is social media, there are some nifty apps and sites out there that you really should be utilizing! Cold Turkey Cold Turkey is an app that … Continue reading Five Free Apps and Sites for Writers
Dungeons and Dragons, or table top role playing games, have kind of taken over my life. As it stands, I'm taking part in over four games as we speak. One is in the works, one just began, one is on hold, and one is run by my husband. I'm even planning a month long horror … Continue reading Why You Should be Watching Critical Role
Specifically, Another Gender The other day I was browsing a Facebook group for writers and came across a woman asking how she should write from a man's POV. While I can quickly get overwhelmed by the sheer number of people in these groups, one response set me off. She basically said to write from a … Continue reading Writing from Another View Point
Kahdri, Temeni, Kithandra, Sareana... Adrienne's father taught her the names of the stars, but she thought them a child's fairy tale full of myth, wonders, and lies. It isn't until Adrienne travels to a far off library, hidden at the distant reaches of humanity, that she sees the names encircling the constellations on a mural … Continue reading My Project: Starlight