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
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
Before I start I just realized that today, the first day of winter, is the day that Irwin officially came into the story. It was a wonderfully tragic scene but it ultimately became one of my favorite scenes in the whole series. The Foreshadowed Character Ahh, book four, I worked tirelessly to outline TS:Nova's Love, … Continue reading Week 10: My Christmas Child-Character Sketch IRWIN
Generally, I would say the self-insert is a big-no-no for serious writers, but I started writing FH when I was thirteen, at the height of my fanfiction craze so naturally I gave myself a self-insert. The sneakier, wackier, hotter, and more unpredictable version of myself with dark hair and big boobs, she was everything I … Continue reading Week 5: The Self Insert