Fall in Love with YA Giveaway

Fall in Love with YA Giveaway

To celebrate the upcoming release of Phantom Touch and its sequel, Phantom Traces, I’m partnering with some awesome YA authors for the Fall in Love with YA Giveaway. It’s free and easy to enter and win one of more than 10 great prizes: 3 $10 Amazon Gift...

Coming Back

Y’all, it has been a minute since I posted! (And by a minute, I mean the slang version that means a whole lot longer than a minute!) Lots of interesting things have gone on since oh…wow, has it really been since November?! One of the biggest pieces of news...

NaNo Bootcamp Day 10: To Plot or To Pants

Toilet paper: over or under? Peanut butter: crunchy or creamy? Writing: plotting or pantsing? These are the polarizing questions we must ask ourselves. Plotting vs. pantsing is a hotly debated topic among writers. Full disclosure: I’m firmly in favor of outlining, so...

NaNo Bootcamp Day 9: Dossiers

It takes a lot of work to create a fictional person out of nothingness. I mean, it takes a lot more time and effort than the process of creating a real person. At least the actual conception part. The birthing and the diapering and the child-rearing and all that…so,...

NaNo Bootcamp Day 8: Profiler

Once you’ve gotten to know your character’s gooey metaphorical insides – not the literal ones, you butcher – then you can start developing a profile for them. Later I’ll be writing a post about creating your concordance, which will include these profiles. As I...