Recently I decided to download Scrivener, a software program designed for writers. I'd been getting half-off codes for Scrivener for the past 10 years or so as part of Nanowrimo's winner prize package. I figured it could be helpful in writing the last book of the Wolf Point series, to bring together all the information … Continue reading a love letter to scrivener
Like most writers, I enjoy listening to music while I write. But you gotta have music that fits your writing mood! I often also prefer music without lyrics - pop music makes me want to sing and dance so it really doesn't help me when I write. This Nanowrimo I already have a few go-to artists … Continue reading writing music
As April winds to an end, I find myself in the midst of two things: finishing up my story for Camp Nanowrimo, and preparing Scavengers for release later this week! Currently I'm at around 18,500 words in "The Madman," which will be a second Wolf Point prequel novella. I only need to write about 500 … Continue reading a week of writing and revising
You'd think, after having four giant snowstorms in as many weeks and getting a number of days off from work for that very reason, with nothing to do other than sit in my apartment alone, that I would have done MUCH more writing than I have. Nope. Yesterday cabin fever set in and I had … Continue reading writing weather?
Scavengers finally has a cover! This took me a long time... mostly due to issues getting permission to use images. For both Hitchhikers and Dreamwalkers, I was able to find images over at sxc.hu and Flickr, and the photographers got back to me fairly quickly. Both of the images I used for this cover were … Continue reading Scavengers cover reveal!
I'm nearing the end of Camp Nanowrimo and last night I ended up writing the most in one day that I have all month (a whopping 1,300 words), and once again my main character ended up giving himself stitches (this also happens in Hitchhikers). For some reason I feel the need to break my characters … Continue reading I am not very nice to my characters
As I was working on Dreamwalkers Friday night, I realized that I am nearly at the point of the mid-point reversal. I didn't know what a mid-point reversal was until I read Story Engineering by Larry Brooks. At that point I looked at Hitchhikers and was pleased to find that I had instinctively included this … Continue reading the mid-point reversal
So I'm already thinking about November and Nanowrimo... already stressing about when I'll have enough time to write! My first week in November is pretty much booked up and that makes me nervous because it's usually in the first week that I get the momentum to carry me through the rest of the month. I … Continue reading the countdown begins
I found a nice list of one writer's top ten pet peeves about historical fiction. Since I'm currently writing a historical fiction, I figured I'd see how cliched I was... #1: 21st century attitudes in historical characters: GUILTY The narrator of The Blood Countess, Ilona, is a pretty modern girl. She questions things. She likes to … Continue reading i’m a cliche… maybe