Confessions of a Writer: I Think I Have #amwriting ADD

Most days here, I try to share some inspiration or writerly snippets of wisdom I’ve gleaned along my way. I look to other blogs for insight and encouragement, so that’s what I hope to give back. But I want to meet people along the way, too. And I’m drawn to those who are open and[…]

How to Avoid Creative Burnout

I live to create, whether I’m making stories or paintings or various other types of projects. For me the act of creation is vital to life. Without it I lack energy, motivation, and find it very hard to be happy. But sometimes I push myself too hard and that’s when burnout threatens.

Feedback and Where to Stuff It, Part Two

On Monday I talked about the three responses to negative feedback (Denial, Defeat, and Disappointment) and how disappointment is the best option but only if you can move past it. So how can you turn that disappointment into motivation that will actually benefit your story? From Depression to Rejuvenation I’ve been told that I take[…]

Feedback and Where to Stuff It

With that title you were probably expecting a rant from the author about a negative comment or review. Instead I want to talk about how to handle feedback, specifically critique-quality comments from writers or other professionals. Actually, I want to talk about how *I* handle those comments. Because at this point in the game I’ve[…]

What Is It Like to Read a First Draft?

What Do You Do with a First Draft? Experts in the writing field say to give your manuscript’s first draft a breather before you dive back in to edit. The idea behind diverting your attention is that if you’ve had time away, when you come back to evaluate your work, you’ll be able to read[…]

Get to Know Kel (Character Interview)

Free Books and More! In case you haven’t heard, an exciting event is happening this weekend (July 26th – 29th). Today is the second day of the Blogger Book Fair. Make sure and click on the image above to find out about all the other participants in the fair and get your hands on lots[…]

Flight of Blue Launch Party & Giveaway

Today my good friend Anna Howard’s debut YA fantasy novel goes live. That’s right, you can now purchase a copy of Flight of Blue (book one in the Keeper of the Keys Chronicles) for your own. Better yet, check out the giveaway at the end of this post for your chance at a free copy![…]

Science Fiction, Super Heroes, and Freebies!

This week kicks off the blog tour for Foreign Identity. That means a couple of cool things. You’ll be able to read reviews of the book from some awesome book bloggers as well as a few interviews about the story and my writing process. There’s also a giveaway at the end of this post. (Which,[…]