Science in Fiction: Physiology of a Werewolf

On September 1, 2015, Posted by , In Research,Science in Fiction,Writing, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

It happens almost every time you’re reading a werewolf book.  At some point, you’re reading along, and the author mentions something about the werewolf’s knees bending backwards, usually mid-shift or something.  I know, enough to make the average reader cringe a little, right?  But for someone with any of the…

Casualty of An Indie Publisher

On August 12, 2015, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

I’ve always waxed poetic about wanting to self publish.  I like the control, the lack of rejections (which I know would about destroy me over time), and the knowledge that if something isn’t right, it’s my fault. I take the same mentality when it comes to my hair.  I always…

What I’ve been up to…

On January 20, 2015, Posted by , In Writing, With No Comments

So, I know I’ve been a little lost lately, but I’m getting better.  I’ve finally started writing in Seize again. No more writer’s block, and I know how the rest of the book will go, so I suspect it won’t be long before I’ve finished the first draft.  Soon I’ll…

Chapter Length: What length is the RIGHT length?

On January 14, 2015, Posted by , In Writing, With 6 Comments

It might seem like on odd question, and one most people wouldn’t even consider when writing a book, but it a surprisingly important one.  Of course, this isn’t a first draft sort of consideration.  All you should be worrying about at that time is the story itself.  But in later…

NaNoWriMo is officially over! #nanowrimo2014

On December 2, 2014, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

It’s December 1st, and many of us (me included) are coming off that month-long frenetic obsession called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, FYI).  My goal had been to write 50k by Thanksgiving (which was the same goal as last year), since family has this way of absorbing all your time. …

Writing a Blurb

On October 5, 2014, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

In the past, I’ve had trouble writing blurbs or book descriptions.  When writing one for Forever After, I had the hardest time, finding myself completely stumped. Sure, I’ve found plenty of resources giving suggestions on how to write effective blurbs, but that was never the problem.  The problem seemed to…

Patreon – Another Form of Crowd Funding

On September 14, 2014, Posted by , In Funding, With No Comments

Recently, I’ve been rather intrigued by a site called Patreon.  The site, like with IndieGoGo and KickStarter, are intended to crowd fund, only Patreon works on a smaller scale.  Patreon is intended for content creators like web comic artists, musicians, writers, etc that create regular content.  Patrons, the content consumers,…

NaNoWriMo to Conclusion (Almost)

On November 26, 2013, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

I started this out hardly enamored with the idea.  I thought to myself that it encouraged people to think less of those who wrote for a living, making people think anyone could do it.  Devaluation.  I guess that, in part, came from the relative ease I find in the actual…

A Comparison of Book Blog Tour Services

This is a post I did a while ago on my old blog site.  It’s one of my most popular, so I thought I’d transfer it over here.  And if you’ve had experience with these or other tour companies, I encourage you to tell me your experiences. Book Blog Tours…

The Poor Pitiful Promo/Guest Post

On October 7, 2013, Posted by , In Marketing/Promotion,Random Rants, With No Comments

I can’t remember the last time I got a request for a promotional post or guest post on my blog.  It’s always book review requests.  It seems like promo posts and guest posts are the unpopular cousin to the book review requests. Which is really sad, because there are a…