Sneak Peek: Chapter 2

Sneak Peek: Chapter 2

Welcome back for Day 2 of sharing chapters in the lead up to book release day! This is a chapter/scene that was in my imagination since long before I finished writing Book 1. The cave... the goo... these specific characters... All of this has been on my mind for years. (There's only one other scene [...]

Organizing Your Story: Index Card Method

Organizing Your Story: Index Card Method

Sometimes I just have to get off my computer and use visual and tangible tools to get my brain organized. If you're anything like me, you have about 50 different drafts (all saved as "FinalFinalDraft27.ForRealThisTime-4"). Your characters have been running amok, and your spreadsheets of details are about 31% complete because you keep getting caught [...]

Betas Needed!

Betas Needed!

***Update: Wow! You guys did NOT disappoint! I ended up with 4x my original recruitment goal. Due to the amazing response, I have closed the sign up form.*** What's a beta reader? This is a term used for people who read an unpublished book and give feedback to the author. (ok, that is oversimplified, but [...]

“How did you find a publisher?”

“How did you find a publisher?”

5 Crucial Publishing Tips for Beginners The first question I get when friends, family, and fellow writers find out I signed a publishing contract is always, “What’s it about?” (Read the synopsis here)  Once I fumble through my elevator pitch, the follow up almost always comes. “How did you find a publisher?” “How did this [...]