Writing contests… What compels me to set myself up repeatedly for an emotional one-two punch? That is my initial reaction anyway, after the rejection comes, or the silence when my beloved story is knocked senseless to the mat after all the arduous work. Eventually, after much moaning… ahem… soul searching, reason returns, and I take … Continue reading I’m Down for the Count, but I Won’t Leave the Ring→
Once I realized the “real world” was largely in my head, it became infinitely easier to interact with the reality of others. Musings Kent is My New Guru Check out our conversation and meet this sci-fi author who gives us more on his insights.
I can’t deny I was pleased with this summary. I worked hard on polishing my first microfiction 24-hour submission to NYC Midnight’s 250-word Microfiction Challenge 2022, and maybe… just maybe, this will mean something in the judging. We will see (but not until January!). These events are amazing for anyone who wants the challenge of … Continue reading Best AutoCrit Score Ever!→
NaNoWriMo starts in three days! I’m ready, I think… At least my characters are poised at the starting line. I highly doubt I’ll make the 50,000 word count because my project is finishing Book Three of my series, The Starlight Chronicles. I hope I don’t have 50,000 words left to go, because I’m at 80,000 … Continue reading My Pod People are Gearing up for a Month-long Marathon!→
Find this free workshop on Eventbrite or visit Richie Billing for information. My Writers Alliance page also has information about Richie and his Fantasy Writing Toolshed, a wealth of writing resources, often completely free!
So much of my focus and efforts go into creating my characters (aka my Pod People) and bringing them to life through the written word, that I lose sight of the fact that once they are out there, they might live in the world of mankind forever… or as long as mankind exists, and the … Continue reading At Least My Pod People Could be Immortal→
You won’t want to miss this awesome conversation! Join me Sunday when I post my next guest Spotlight Q&A with Dark Fantasy Author and Editor, Anna K. Moss. Click on Cover to find it on Amazon, and free on Kindle Unlimited
I’m so grateful to be able to chat with Lucky on a regular basis. Our conversations have been one of the highlights of my writing journey this summer. I’m so new at the craft, and though he’s from a younger generation, he’s never short on wise counsel and encouragement. So, here is some of that … Continue reading Guest Spotlight with Dark Fantasy Author Lucky E. Noma→
I can’t wait to share my conversation with Lucky! Join us this Sunday and meet a writer hugely influenced by George R. R. Martin. And you will see it coming through in our chat and his writing. Lucky is one of those people who are generous with their time in helping others on their creative … Continue reading Spotlight Sunday 9 Oct – Guest Lucky E. Noma→
Tomorrow, Kor’Thank: Barbarian Valley Girl will be FREE on Kindle for five days through October 7! This is by far the zaniest of all my books! If … Tomorrow, Kor’Thank: Barbarian Valley Girl will be FREE on Kindle for five days!
This story is a single journal entry in Book One, Ursus Borealis, in The Starlight Chronicles series. I found it rather fun to write a story within a story within a story. It nestles in a chapter featuring Kuliana Hada, a character that appears throughout the series, who is an Anurashin Captain of the Guard. … Continue reading An End at Barfleur – A Short Story→
Joey MacLennan, Adventure Photographer Joey came off a mammoth peak to chat with me. Come meet him Sunday and get a glimpse into the lifestyle of a lifestyle adventure photographer. See you September 25!
Find it on Amazon with bonus content, works in progress and a couple of my favorite short stories, with awesome book covers. Hey, the tiniest stories warrant covers as much as their big cousins. This includes Isa’s lovely review…
Brother’s Maker Thick rivulets of blood moved down the wall like snakes slithering into Hell. Lucius thought going there himself would be better than mucking out this foul slaughter. Hiding his brother’s crimes from Prince Remus. Death by fire, their punishment if caught. Linus, too far gone to understand the danger, had killed another valuable … Continue reading Fun with Book Covers – Resharing my Micro Fiction Horror→
A Whole Lot of Fun Chatting with Eric and just in time for Spooky Season! Eric, your horror writing is thoroughly entertaining as well as inspirational for writers like me exploring the genre. How did you get started and who inspired you? Well, I never thought I would be a horror writer, if I’m being … Continue reading Guest Spotlight with Horror Fiction Author, E. B. Hunter→
Visiting an old favorite by Dean Koontz. Twilight Eyes. Anyone else been a fan since the 80s? This is a signed illustrated edition I got for my hubby years ago. Nothing better than a horror story in a carnie setting. Might have to try my hand at it one day… My all time favorite Koontz … Continue reading An Old Favorite… and Inspiration→
Before the month is out- I wanted to say again what a pleasure it was to join this community. And to participate in an author interview. – D. L. Lewellyn A little introduction: Hi, I’m so glad to meet you all. My pen name is D. L. Lewellyn, but you can call me Darci. I … Continue reading D.L. Lewellyn Author interview→
Writing requires practicing a skill in order to strengthen the ability into perfection just like anything else in life. The key to mastering such an … What Is Your Favorite Writing Tip? What Every Writer Should Know
So what did I do instead of write? I stitched. I have been writing nearly every day for a year and a half. But I once enjoyed other crafts before the written word and my pod people took possession of me. This year started with compiling a chart and goals to log my cross stitching … Continue reading My Pod People Went on Vacation this Weekend.→