Ah, the climax. The part that everyone always gets to when reading a book. Unless they set the book down. Or the book doesn't have a climax. Whiiich would be weird. Almost every book has a climax, the part of the book that reveals much of the secrets that come up throughout the story, brings … Continue reading The Importance and Power of the Climax
The following is another snippet from my current WIP, Raid of the Krames. Hope you enjoy! 🙂 Cullen took his customary seat next to the other generals at the table in the knight’s meeting hall, illuminated by many lanterns set onto the walls. Sir Flynn, commander of the entire knight order, sat at the very … Continue reading Writing Snippet: Raid of the Krames
Hi-ya, everyone! Today I just wanted to share with you a little more about my WIP (Work in Progress), Raid of the Krames. It's a non-magical middle-grade fantasy story, the first in a series, and I'm currently writing the second draft. I've actually just hit 10K words not to long ago, so that's pretty exciting. … Continue reading Raid of the Krames Updates/Snippet/New Mock Cover
It was time. I settled down onto my stomach, set my cheek slowly onto my outstretched arm, and squinted one eye. The folds of my cloak were soft against my face. Carefully keeping my eyes on my target, I slid one hand back to my belt and curled two fingers around the feathered end of … Continue reading Short Story: Heartless Arrow
Hello everybody! Today I have some exciting news for you! For a while now I've had two short stories available when someone subscribes to my email list. Well, it's been a while since I wrote those and I wanted to update them and rewrite them. Well, I did. Introducing the completely rewritten short stories, Where … Continue reading Two New Short Stories!
Hey everyone!! You may already know this, but I just wanted to write an official blog post announcement that my novel, A Silence in the Shadows, has been published! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! It's been nearly 3 years since I started writing it, and now it is done! And something really cool: YOU CAN BUY IT RIGHT NOW!! … Continue reading My Book is Out!
Hello everybody! I was nominated by Lydia to do the Tell the Story Challenge! Rules: Pick an image out of the choices. Write a short story, poem, or whatever that applies to that image. Choose some other bloggers to do the same challenge. Give your nominees a few more images to choose from. This is … Continue reading Tell the Story Challenge
Hey, everyone! I need your help. Okay, before you feel any sense of pressure, let me explain. My book, A Silence in the Shadows (click here to learn more about the book itself) is almost done. I’m turning from the editing stage of my novel to the publishing stage. EEEP! So exciting! But, beyond the … Continue reading Launch Team Call for A Silence in the Shadows!!
I saw the reply to my submission email. Anxiously, heart fluttering in my chest, I clicked it open. I was rejected. They thought my theme was nice, but the writing was too much telling and not showing, and the characters needed development. YAY!! You may not think this is the time to celebrate. I mean, … Continue reading How I Dealt With My First Rejection + Rejected Short Story