Decatur Book Festival

Decatur Book Festival

  Well it has come and gone! Labor Day weekend was a big one; Dragoncon is one of my favorite weekends of the year, and this year was extra interesting because I headed out to the Decatur Book Festival for Sunday. I’ve heard about DBF from agents and authors on...
Freebie: Disney Quote Stickers for Happy Planner

Freebie: Disney Quote Stickers for Happy Planner

I love me some Disney. Currently I’m in the rehearsal process for a local production of Mary Poppins, and I started making some quotes and found myself making a whole bunch of them. So here is a set of full box Disney quote stickers for your Happy planner....

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...