I have recurring flying dreams. Almost every night I find myself in a situation of chase in which my method of escape is usually up high through the trees, deep into the forest in the hopes of eventually losing someone. There's a moment of freedom and vertigo in having the strength to get up into … Continue reading Fliers and the Psychology Behind Powers
Over the course of this process I am being constantly reminded of just how much I have to learn, an everyday it seems what I didn't know wants to bite me. Nobody told me about all the technical processes behind releasing a book and no matter how much research I did before, I'm still caught … Continue reading Week 36: Hiccups
There's only one month until Fire's Hope is released into the world and it's time for the fun to begin! As celebration for the release of Fire's Hope I have planned three big surprises to prepare everyone for the next book in The Shadows. If you preorder Fire's Hope, you're eligible to win one of these … Continue reading Week 35: One more Month!!! Preorder Giveaway!
Why characters won't do what I told them! I like many have experienced this, you're trying to write a gripping story, and your stupid characters want to do their own thing! They won't follow the outline. Come on guys, follow the outline! But they just won't listen. The cynic in me says, "stop talking to … Continue reading Week 27: Character Anarchy
I have not stopped writing even though I'm hard at work editing the first Shadows book for publishing, I have 13 other books that have all been written and are in the lineup for publishing! My current writing project is a trilogy about the dragon children of Caelan Fanir. The titles for this trilogy will … Continue reading Week 23: The Fanir Dragon Trilogy (Series/Cover Reveal)
At the beginning of this year I wrote out a very long set of goals I called the "February 14th plan" for much of January and February I tried to keep to that, following an intense editing schedule and though I fell behind, unable to start my plan on February 14 like I planned, I … Continue reading Week 20: Bimonthly Goals March-April 2018
Until recently I've never been much of a book collector making good use of my local library whenever I wanted to read a book. I'm also a big believer in Audible.com, and the ability to listen to books usually makes me understand them better. But on January 30 Kim Chance's debut novel "Keeper" hit the … Continue reading Week 17: Book Haul!
One of the longest running themes I write about in my books is the importance of having parents who love and guide their children, however, most of my characters have one or more dysfunctional parents, or none at all. My main character has been molded over the course of the first series to becoming a … Continue reading Week 15: How Parental Figures shape characters
There are two things I like writing more than violence, and that's Cooking and Arguments! so much can be gained for character development in these kinds of scenes, and it really stretches your ability as a writer to ask you characters "How would they act right now?" You may not know this but I spent … Continue reading Week 14: How to Write Cooking Scenes