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Books I Have Written, Slow Motion Whirlwind

Calling It on the Re-Write

Well, if you've been following the situation with Slow Motion Whirlwind, you will be aware that it is my first novel and that I had to cut some of my chapters in order to improve the story. After sitting on it for a little bit, and showing it to a couple of beta readers, my… Continue reading Calling It on the Re-Write

News and Updates

Welcome!

Well, this is it! After weeks of preparing posts, collecting images and media to share, and crafting this blog into something I can be proud of, I am ready to launch it! Well, actually, I'm not sure I'm ready. But as with any endeavor, it is not possible to be fully ready, only ready enough.… Continue reading Welcome!

About Me, Interesting Things

Funny Tidbits and General Blog Posts

If you have found this post, it is probably because you clicked something looking for more information about me or things I find amusing. Unfortunately, I haven't made any posts on those topics yet. As time goes on, I will post personal or random blog posts in this category. In the meantime, if you have… Continue reading Funny Tidbits and General Blog Posts

The Craft of Writing

The Craft of Writing – An Update

The Craft of Writing posts are, understandably, taking me longer to draft than the update posts or the personal posts. I want to have the best materials for you all so I'm not comfortable putting out an unfinished post this week - I will start posting them by January. In the meantime, what do you… Continue reading The Craft of Writing – An Update

A Year in Mondays, Books I am Writing

Writing with Graphics

When I was writing Slow Motion Whirlwind, I wrote it like a novel. The only exception I made for posting it on wattpad was to shorten the chapters into more "bite-sized" pieces because it was more suitable for the way people read there. When I posted the novel, I left it to read like a… Continue reading Writing with Graphics

News and Updates

December Newsletter

Hello everyone and welcome to the last month of the year! I have been hard at work getting this blog set up so there is information available in every section before I posted it live for you all. I have enjoyed putting this website together, but it is still a work in progress so please… Continue reading December Newsletter

A Year in Mondays, Books I am Writing

Universal vs Personal Experiences

Something I am struggling with when writing A Year in Mondays has been the balance between my personal experiences, the overarching experience of having children, and Julie’s specific story. It is difficult sometimes to separate my experiences (and those of people around me) from those I have read on the internet, for example. So in… Continue reading Universal vs Personal Experiences

A Year in Mondays, Books I am Writing

A Study in Serialization

As I was finishing the last chapters of my first posted novel, Slow Motion Whirlwind, I was pondering how the book would do on the serialization site that I was posting it on. That’s a story for another post, but while all of that was happening, I was suddenly struck with an idea for a… Continue reading A Study in Serialization

Books I am Writing, The Road to Christmas

Writing As Improvisation

When I agreed to co-write this book with Allie, I’ll admit I was extremely nervous. I had checked out her stories so I knew she could write, and we'd talked a bit so I knew she was nice, but we had “known” each other for all of fifteen minutes when we started drafting the story.… Continue reading Writing As Improvisation

Books I am Writing, The Road to Christmas

How We Created Characters

Once we had the very skeleton plot organized, Allie and I moved into creating our two main characters. This is where things got tricky because we worked by consensus. What I mean by that is if we didn’t agree on something, we kept looking until we found something that we did agree on. We work… Continue reading How We Created Characters