Welcome to the Silver State! A lot of my books are going to be set in Nevada, describing it in detail, loving all of its quirks (there are lots.) It's a place full of contradictions, but empty of people. The terrain goes from high mountain dryness to arid, rocky sand. Although there is a lot [...]
The Brooding Bad Boy* as a trope (otherwise known as Damaged With a Heart of Gold, Alpha Male, or Redeemed Rake, depending on what time period you're writing) seems to be huge, ESPECIALLY in YA literature right now. Dark romance and angst as a plot line are trending, which means the Bad Boys are everywhere. [...]
As in: flawed, yet awesome. No one wants to read boring perfection.
In which there is little novel writing done and, I'm sorry to say, little sadness about it.
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Dialogue Tags vs. Action Beats: The Great Showdown
Or; Thoughts I have while working on the 2nd/3rd/multiple draft
Otherwise known as A 19th Century Slang Dictionary
Another edition of the Insecure Writer's Support Group and the glory that is their steadfast support. If you're into things like that, their Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG The awesome co-hosts for the August 2 posting of the IWSG are Christine Rains, Dolarah @ Book Lover, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Yvonne Ventresca, and LG Keltner! Go check [...]
Time to suck it up and update anyone who cares about how being a professional author is going. I started attempting this seriously in November 2016, so it's been about eight months. First of all: Hello to Georgianna (what a cool name.) I was afraid it might be creepy to use your personal email address, [...]