Latest writing blogs and musings
I haven’t done one of these in a while, and I thought I’d post some real talk about the process! There’s been growing interest in my book and the continuation of the series, which has been phenomenal! However, there’s a lot misconception about what it takes to publish a professional quality book, both traditionally and … Continue reading The Truth About My Self-Publishing Journey
What a year 2022 has been so far. I made new friends, started a long-distance (soon to be close) relationship, and rewrote a novel I drafted at the start of last year. My upcoming book “The Varcross Key” is currently in the beta phase, and there will probably be one more smaller beta phase after … Continue reading What the future holds…
Oh my GOD! They’re EVERYWHERE!
One of the harshest truths to anything you do in life is: no matter how hard you try to be perfect, perfection doesn’t exist. You can rewrite the same story over and over again, and while you may get better each time, you’ll make new mistakes and repeat old ones, even if you know better. … Continue reading Common Writing Mistakes (and examples from my debut)
I’ve been keeping up with AuthorTube for over a year now, and while I’m not quite as enthralled with it as I once was, it still offers valuable resources. I’ve made quite a few mistakes with my debut novel, but I’m thankful to have had access to the experiences of other authors (traditionally published and … Continue reading On Unpopular Opinions in Writing
The short answer is: it’s complicated. If you’ve spent years writing fanfiction or have just started embarking on the daunting task of writing an entire novel, this is probably something you’ve never even considered. As someone who was an exclamation mark abuser, let’s just say it was sobering to get my manuscript back from my … Continue reading Exclamation Marks and Interrobang: should you use them in your novel?
If you’re here, you’re likely an avid reader or a writer yourself, and you’re probably familiar with the wild west of self-publishing. Being able to circumvent the gatekeepers has been an amazing boon to seeing works published that a publisher concerned with their bottom-line wouldn’t touch. Over the years, traditional publishing encouraged people to emulate … Continue reading The Self-Publishing Mire
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