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
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
This year, I'm going to get published!I'm a strong believer in positive thinking to motivate yourself, and last year I set out with a list of unreachable goals, most of these goals I thought were crazy, but come June 2017, some of them actually started falling together! Last summer I determined I wanted to be … Continue reading Week 12: New Years Resolutions!
Sorry for the delay in this week's blog. I've been dealing with some pain since Christmas, and it's been hard to function. So in honor of the New Year, I'm happy to announce that December 30, is the current day in TS:Dragons on Skye! This has never happened before where I've been writing about the … Continue reading Week 11: Special Excerpt!
Exciting Times! I wanted to announce a new series of blogs ahead. In addition to my fun little recipes and movie reviews I'd like to provide five character studies for my main characters! But first a little update! A lot of things have happened last week! I spent all of last weekend drawing these five … Continue reading Week 3: BIG NEWS! + Character Sketch