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[WriYe Blog Circle] New Year, New Me

For some reason, my ability to consistently maintain a blog is less reliable than my ability to write every day (which is pretty unreliable for half of the year). So here I am, restarting again with promises of weekly blogs and that I won’t fall away from it on my tongue (fingers?), but I will …

[WriYe Blogging Circle] A Rose By Any Other Name

Topic: Real name vs pen name? Is one better than the other? Why or why not? For me, it depends on a few things: How hard is your name to spell, pronounce and remember. You can use your real name if it is hard to spell, pronounce and remember! I always support people who go …

Ya Can’t Please Everyone, So Ya Got To Please Yourself

For this month’s WriYe Blogging Circle, we go straight to the root of the problem: Why did you start writing?Bonus:How has your writing improved since you first started? What would you still like to improve? So, let’s get back to the beginning. Why do I write? Why wouldn’t I write? It’s where I belong, playing …

Still in Peaceful Dreams, I See the Road Leads Back to You

(Today may be a two post day because I have the #reviseandrevive prompt about which I plan to write). As I think I have harped on about enough, this year is dedicated to shaping up and querying my novel, The Final Rose. The very first draft was written in 2011. The second draft, after it …

[WriYe Blogging Circle] This is How We Do It

It’s that time again! The monthly blogging circle topic. It’s a bit of #editnfriends and a lot of WriYe. Here are the questions: Describe your editing process. What is your biggest challenge in editing? I think I’ve mentioned this a few times on here in the past week, but in case I didn’t make it …

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 …

[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, …

2019: A Writing Odyssey

January’s WriYe Blogging Circle question reads as follows: What’s your WriYe Word Count goal for 2019? Why did you choose it? What are your plans for the year? What do you want to accomplish with your writing? My yearly word count goal is small. Much smaller than past goals have been. For years, I usually aimed for 300,000 …

Words and Wyles

Hello, writing world. It is I, K. A. Wyles, speculative fiction writer (horror and fantasy, mostly) and scientist. But this blog only focuses on one half of that, and it’s not the one with beakers and flasks. More about me will be in the About Me page, so let’s focus on the details here. It …