I talked last time about how I chose the place and time for my story. And once that was done, I started looking into the culture of modern and historical Peru. The rabbit hole of link clicking was astronomical so I'll spare you those details. I learned a bunch of basics and found a whole… Continue reading Food in Modern Peru
Where in the World is My Setting?
Let's talk about setting. And in particular, how to pick a setting. If you're anything like me, you've set your books in made up places vaguely based on somewhere you've been or somewhere you live. Write what you know, and all that. And, if you're like me, you've also probably done some research about what… Continue reading Where in the World is My Setting?
It's summer now, right? With that comes a push to finish A Royal Internship in draft and then edited forms. I hope to be completely through this book by the end of the month so I can move on to another project. I'll still be working on The Road to Christmas (which we should definitely… Continue reading June Newsletter
Hello, May Flowers! Well, where I am it's more like "Please be gone, April Snow" but what can you do? I'm back to regularly scheduled programming which means regular updates for my stories and twice-weekly posts here. The posts I have planned will range from random stories about my life to excerpts from stories to… Continue reading May Newsletter
I cannot believe it's April already! But at the same time, with everything that has happened already this year, I can't believe it's only April. This month, things are *almost* back to normal. That means I'm back up to date with my writing schedule, can focus on putting funny things on Twitter, and can make… Continue reading April Newsletter
Hello everyone and welcome to my birthday month! I have reached the grand age of twenty-nine and look forward to what the next year has in store for me. This month I am focused on the Open Novella Contest on Wattpad. Because writing four novellas in three months (and editing them so they can be… Continue reading March Newsletter
Hello February! If you've been following me for a while, you have probably noticed that my regularly scheduled posts have dropped off. I want to thank you for sticking around through the lack of posts as I dealt with a family matter. It is all concluded now so I should be back to regularly scheduled… Continue reading February Newsletter
Hello everyone and welcome to the first month of a new year! January's posting schedule will stay the same with blog posts on Tuesdays and Saturdays and Slow Motion Whirlwind chapters posted to wattpad every Wednesday and Friday. First and foremost, I hope you all enjoyed your holiday season and are ready to get back… Continue reading January Newsletter
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
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