I’ve done a ton of research to figure out what publishers to send my stories to. I’m all about that urban fantasy (sometimes with a heavy dose of romance) with a tiny bit of soft sci fi here or there, so that’s what’s on this list. I’ve got a handful of shorter stories I’m sending … More Publishing – List of Professional Markets that Publish Fantasy/Sci Fi Short Stories
All of us wannabes want to know how to make it as an author. We want to know how to make ourselves do the work when we’re not motivated (just suck it up and do it is still the best answer I’ve heard to this), how to do the mechanics of writing, how to get … More Writers Life Wednesday – Building An Author Platform
I’ve been sending stories into magazines and contests again (after not even trying for about 4 years because I wasn’t doing anything with my writing during those years) and mostly it’s been a lot of waiting with the occasional rejection letter. Basic rules when submitting (obviously every publisher has their own rules so check their website, … More Waiting is the Hardest Part, Rejections are a Close Second – Story Submissions
1. The jar of peanut butter’s attacking again. 2. Allergy shots for something unusual. 3. Water drinking competition. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a cup of … More Coffee Prompt Monday
My boyfriend’s birthday was on Friday and we had his party on Saturday. Since he’s a photographer, I wanted to make this camera cake for his party: http://www.diyphotography.net/how-to-bake-a-nikon-cake/ Mine’s a Canon Cake because my boy shoots with Canon, but same idea. Well, my cake didn’t turn out quite as smooth and professional looking, and Max … More Boy’s bday cake and a binge-watching weekend.
I’ve had a cold this week, pretty bad the past two days, and thus, have been basically useless. Even stayed home from work. And obviously have not been keeping up with my posts on here. Sorry 😦 I hadn’t been keeping up with CampNano before this cold hit, mostly because I had other health problems … More Zombie Quarantine – I’m sick but still workin’ it, cuz writers don’t quit.
1. Poker game goes horribly wrong. 2. The coffee tastes weak today, why? 3. Lizard loose in the office. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a cup … More Coffee Prompt Monday
Alright, my legally related posts don’t get a lot of answers and I know I made the last one way too hard. So here’s some trivia for the bookworm geeks in all of us 🙂 1. What author started out writing high fantasy and wrote an urban fantasy to show his writing teacher how bad … More Trivia Thursday – Contemporary Fantasy Authors
I’m doing CampNano and so far, it’s not going great. My word goal was 65K, then I bumped it down to 50K, and I’m about 9K behind where I’m supposed to be now. I have had this story percolating in my brain for about 2 years now and I was so excited when I started it. … More WritersLife Wednesday – CampNano Problems
1. People pirating bananas. 2. The trees are attacking! 3. Guns that shoot marshmallows. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a cup of coffee and let your … More Coffee Prompt Monday
Originally posted on madgeniusclub:
I’m going to try to set down a series of somewhat disjointed thoughts I’ve been having over the past couple of weeks as I review my progress since publishing Take The Star Road in May 2013, almost two years ago. These are as much for my benefit, ‘getting all my ducks…
This is cut and pasted from here: http://writerswrite.co.za/write-small-five-ways-to-make-your-reader-care I don’t take credit for it, nor do I mean to violate copyright, merely share some great info. “Write Small – Five Ways To Make Your Reader Care But when do I, as the reader, start caring? I care when I meet the soldier, scared out of his … More WritersLife Wednesday – Write Small: 5 ways to make your reader care
1. Job Interview with an animal. 2. Smuggling water into someplace in an alcohol bottle. 3. Mysterious medical condition makes one of character’s joints hurt. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. … More Coffee Prompt Monday
Welcome to today’s edition of Lecture Amie. Read the sign and remember, you’re parked in the Gibbons lot 😉 It’s decided, I can not be a pantster to save my life. I’m a planner. I’ve got this general idea for Patenting Magic, but nothing really specific besides the romantic back story that is merely the set … More Plotter or Pantster – It’s a Sliding Scale
Camp Nano starts today and thousands of us are rearing up to write, write, write! Whooooooooo! My word goal is 65K (Yes, I know i’m crazy, but you should see the goals of some people in my cabin. We’ve got one shooting for 500K. That’s over 10K words a day. Now that’s crazy). I’m writing … More Camp Nano Starts Today! – Plot: The Hero’s Journey