One my favorite things about launching my own literary agency has been the flow of query letters I have received from authors. I love hearing from authors about their creative and bold stories (literature nerd, much?) and I love listening to people describe work that they are passionate about. Their energy is inspiring and their … More How To Query
I have noticed recently that most of my characters are an mixture of people I know in real life. I will have an idea for a character in my head, but I usually have more of an idea for the story than the characters when I start to write. As I write the story, personality characteristics from my … More How do YOU Create Believable Characters?
Write another one! You are on a roll now. (Hahaha just kidding– unless you have a really good idea….) Spend a lot of time in bed, catching up on various social media accounts and streaming Netflix. Do other things in bed…. like sleeping and eating snacks. (Get your mind out of the gutter!) Spend some … More What to Do after Finishing Your Novel
Happy writing Saturday!
First Draft of my current Mystery Novel is DONE on this day, March 28, 2016 @ 2208. And I am exhausted and going to bed. *I know the timestamp says 3/29/16— my computer is 3 hours ahead of me.*
There is a magpie nest, nestled in my neighbors tree. I wonder if that is where the diamond necklace my grandmother had made from her engagement ring after a bitter divorce (he ran off with the next door neighbor– he did not run very far– and he later fell through the bathroom … More The Magpie’s Treasure
I recently started using BookBub, an online (free to use) service that alerts you to special discounts on books. I have used it only for e-books. I recently read a post about the experience of the first time using BookBub as an author. It made me eager to try it as a reader, hoping to discover some new authors. … More My New BookBub Script
Saw this mini library on a walk in my neighborhood. The materials it was made from matched the house of the yard it was in. What a great idea! There was everything in the box from R.L. Stine’s famous YA novel series “Goosebumps” to a book entitled “Egonomics”, the name of an interesting psychological theory. I … More Neighborhood Book Exchange
“GET DOWN!” Another Chaos ship was attempting to teleport, so it could drop its hordes of troops. Again (praise Emperor!) the electricity arc repelled them and sent them back to the hell that they kept coming from. In this last bastion of human technology, the Marines were making their stand against Chaos. The Chrome … More The Endless War (Short Fiction)