The Series That Snuck Up On Me, Guest Post by William Hahn

Ladies and Jellybeans, Wonderful Readers, much to my delight we have author William Hahn joining us to talk about how he tackles (tackled?) writing a series. William taught Ancient-Medieval History for years, which wonderfully supports his journey into the realm of fantasy. He has written, in fact, an entire compendium about the lands in his … Continue reading The Series That Snuck Up On Me, Guest Post by William Hahn

Double Delight With Traditional and Indie Books

Our panel project, A Drift of Quills, is still in its infant stages, but I look forward to our posts on the first Fridays of the month. My fellow Quills are fun to work with, and I love seeing what responses each of them have to the topics we’ve selected. I hope you do, too! … Continue reading Double Delight With Traditional and Indie Books

Peer Reviews: Fair Or Foul?

Peer reviews—authors reviewing authors—are the subject of frequent and heated debate. I’m so pleased to bring to you today the first episode of a new panel discussion that will be featured on the first Friday of every month. We are fantasy writers, and we’ll be discussing the industry and our experiences, and we plan to … Continue reading Peer Reviews: Fair Or Foul?

Guest Post: Randomness by Nastasia Peters (Plus Excerpt!)

Nastasia Peters is an illustrator and the author of Altors, the first book in the Zinc Trilogy, an epic tale of two friends forcefully separated after their legal guardian is killed. She was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch father (illustrator) and French mother (photographer), and moved to France when she was fourteen. Clearly, … Continue reading Guest Post: Randomness by Nastasia Peters (Plus Excerpt!)

World Building 101, Guest Post by Patrick W. Carr

I am so pleased to have Patrick W. Carr, author of the fantasy novel “A Cast of Stones,” as my guest today as part of the blog tour hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer. Patrick not only writes, but he also teaches high school math in Nashville, Tennessee. Hooray for teachers! Hooray … Continue reading World Building 101, Guest Post by Patrick W. Carr

Read the First Chapter of ‘As the Crow Flies’

To celebrate the upcoming release of my fantasy novel, and to give readers a taste of what to expect on December 10, 2012, I want to share with you the first chapter of As the Crow Flies. I’d love to hear what you think! Chapter 1 Flying Weather I am called Crow, and I am … Continue reading Read the First Chapter of ‘As the Crow Flies’

Following the White Rabbit

“I’m late! I’m late!  For a very important date!  No time to say hello, goodbye!  I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!” I think I could successfully masquerade as the White Rabbit this Halloween. The end of the month is upon us and I still haven’t finished editing my novel. National Novel Writing Month begins in … Continue reading Following the White Rabbit

It's a challenge to stay creative. Are you looking for ways to recharge your batteries, and infuse yourself with renewed energy and zeal?

Ways to Stay Creative (For Writers)

There’s a long list of things that can strong-arm their ways into our carefully arranged schedules, often staying for weeks or even months. Sometimes those sabbaticals can recharge our writing batteries, infusing us with renewed energy and zeal, and look out world, here we come!

Unfortunately, the effects of time and inactivity can rob us of our talents. Our talents need exercise…

“Would You Like That in eBook or Paper?”

Whether to publish digitally or traditionally seems to be the question of the day in the writing world. And to that I say… Well, let me back up a little. I am a writer. I’ve written a lot of words. I am, in fact, well past the “10,000 hour” rule. Nearly all of that writing … Continue reading “Would You Like That in eBook or Paper?”