This is something that I’ve seen asked so many times, and I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring (as though the ring wasn’t already overflowing!). Voice (and by extension, style) is such an intangible concept, so hard to explain beyond, “Something compelling about the writing that makes me want to read on.” I […]
I’m really happy to announce that my women’s fiction novel, The Grace Greenwood Angle, has found a home with Satalyte Publishing. I still don’t have details on exact release dates, but will let you know as soon as I do!
Featured Image: Scott.Webb I know, it’s been almost a year since my last post. A lot has happened in that time, not least of which my novel has changed completely. Instead of being set in that kind of WWII period where one nation has taken over the surrounding nations, I’ve shifted the timeline back to […]
…aka what Germany did in WW2. Image Source What I’m researching for the novel is: The kingdom of Caldwell is just one of 7 or 8 nations in a small area. They’ve had a war, lost most of their army, and now have a young and inexperienced king. Somehow, they end up being the main […]
Image Source I’m currently at the world-building stage for my latest YA fantasy, codenamed Broken Blade. The world (or at least area) it’s set in contains a number of small, neighbouring kingdoms. The backstory begins with the king of one of those kingdoms, Edgar, wanting to wipe out all magic users – that is, people […]
Supplement to my article, Oh, The Humanity! on Magnificent Nose. Image Source In the article, I talked about how I make my characters more human by exploring how they’d react in mundane situations, and taking advantage of all of their senses. So in this blog post, I’ll go through that exercise for one of my […]
This is a supplement to my article on the Magnificent Nose site, where I wrote about inspiration, and how I was inspired for my new story. Image credit The thing is, it’s very easy to be inspired, but where do you go from there? I’ve spoken to people who say that they have all these […]
I know, I’ve neglected this blog terribly in the past few months. But I’m about to start a new and exciting series that will be closely linked to the articles I’m doing for Magnificent Nose, an group blog I write for.
Warning: Rant ahoy! This is not directed at anyone in particular, it’s just a general trend I’ve noticed that’s really, really peeved me off. The beta reader is the most underrated role in the writing process. People think that it’s a simple job – why, they’re just reading a book, aren’t they? It’s the easiest […]
Now that my baby has gone out into the world of beta readers (was going to say big bad world, but my wonderful readers are neither big nor bad), I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about why I write.