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Oh no… we’re going to have to snuggle up real close…

It is a truth universally accepted, that the “only one bed” trope is top tier. It certainly is in my universe. I was so excited when publisher, Violet Gaze Press announced they were accepting short story submissions for their two-part anthology themed around that most wonderful of inconveniences.  I can’t get enough of it, which… Continue reading Oh no… we’re going to have to snuggle up real close…

Romance, Uncategorized, Writing

I’ve Been Hiding and Writing Smoochin’ Stories

It's been a while, hasn't it? Writing (and life) took a few unexpected turns in 2019. I learned some valuable lessons, and a lot about the publishing industry. To put it short, I had my heart broken by it. For the past few months, I've been working on a new project; a fresh start, an… Continue reading I’ve Been Hiding and Writing Smoochin’ Stories

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How to write three-dimensional characters

Characters are arguably the most important aspect of any story, and they're annoyingly easy to get wrong. Flat, uninteresting characters can ruin a book, no matter how great your plot is. Your readers aren't going to feel fully immersed in the story if they're seeing it though the eyes of a cardboard cutout. However, great… Continue reading How to write three-dimensional characters

Uncategorized, Writing

It’s been a while

So, what's going on with my stories? I am currently working on a trilogy of stories, set in the same world but revolving around different characters. The trilogy's title is The Unbound Saga. Book 1: The Thief's Pardon TTP is going off to an editor really soon. I'm already so proud of this story, and I… Continue reading It’s been a while

Writing, Writing Advice

The New Year Self Sabotage Monster

Happy New Year one and all! This time of year is good for one of two things, setting goals and sneering at people who set goals. I'm a goal setter. I want to lose the weight I've gained since moving to the US, drink less caffeine (I got into the habit of drinking diet coke… Continue reading The New Year Self Sabotage Monster

Writing, Writing Advice

Start Taking Yourself Seriously as a Writer.

Writers, like all creatives, often suffer from low self esteem. But there are also times when we feel unstoppable. John Lennon put it best when he said "Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty." This quote probably feels as personal to most writers as… Continue reading Start Taking Yourself Seriously as a Writer.