Month: February 2019

Introduction to my #EditnFriends Project

So, over on a friend’s blog, is a new challenge. Liz has decided that since March is traditionally editing month for WriYe and the WriMo’ers around the world, she would put out a challenge to those of us (me) who need things to edit. Every week, we check in on social media with the #editnfriends …

But Nine Times Outta Ten I Know You’re Trying…

I wrote a novel a few years ago and passed it around to a few friends to give critique on. This was awhile back (maybe ten-ish years now, as much as I hate to say that). I really did (and do!) love the novel but I received a critique that made me just confused. Someone …

It’s a Thousand Pages (give or take a few)…

Okay, not that long but today’s topic is about novel length, especially in my chosen genre of epic/high fantasy. But if I get the Beatles stuck in your head, I happily take the blame. So, when I started writing novels (back in 2006), I really didn’t consider things such as word count. I was writing …

[WriYe Blog Circle] It’s All Romance

This months’ WriYe Blog Circle question is… Is romance necessary in all fiction? Why or why not? Bonus: If you do have romance in your fiction, tell us about your favorite pairings. Why are they your favorite? I don’t think romance is necessary, but I think some aspect of it does enrich the story. Romance, …

#Pub2020

The reason I started this blog, and the reason that I’ve really put a focus on writing this year, is for publication. And because I hate to do things alone, I made a challenge for it. I introduce you to… #Pub2020. The plan for the year. What is it? It’s simple. A group of writing …