It’s not much of a surprise, since I already mentioned that this was the piece I worked on for NaNoWriMo, but I have a brand new title that I’m going to be releasing in early 2017! It’s called The Exile’s Memoirs, and it’ll be a blog/Kindle exclusive. This novella is centered in the same universe … More The Exile’s Memoirs
This November has really taught me a lot about what it means to write the first draft. And, oddly enough, I didn’t really understand the first draft until I’d written about a dozen of them. I think I’m starting to get it now, and as a self-proclaimed amateur writer and a damn fine looker-upper-of-things, I … More The First Draft
I thank you for your continued patience and support, during the week of thankfulness that is this one. Please, do not pass any chimp at your dinner table, either. Especially not to me. I’m going for an all vegan meal this year! However, due to the holiday, there will not be a blog update from … More Pass the Chimp, Please.
Keeping with the spirit of Halloween, which is right around the corner, I’m bringing you today some lovely ideas on how to incorporate fear into your story this week. We start, with a gasp. Gasping is a sharp intake of air to display that we are shocked, frightened, excited, spooked, or otherwise scandalized. But why … More Gasp!
Wednesday already? Where has the week gone? I’ve mostly been holed up in my study or sitting on my couch with an angry face this week, when I’ve not been working in silence. That is because, my dear friends, I hit a snag. That’s right! Every writer’s worst enemy (besides writer’s block, no outlets available, … More Never Underestimate the Creative Value of a Good Meal.
Adventure! Government conspiracies! Intergalactic war! Sound good to you? Well don’t forget about Super powers! Romance! Betrayal! Yeah, seriously, how could it get any better? Maybe with Loveable, dynamic characters! The fate of the world in the balance! And if you need any further prompting after all that, there’s a telepathic dog. If any of those things … More The Lorien Legacies
Often, it’s been said “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” If two painters are equally talented, but one of them is friends with a local art salesman and the other is not, one is more likely to succeed than the other. Whether or not we want to believe in the adage, it proves … More Who You Know.
It’s that time of the week, again! Time for the weekly update. I have some big news! Well, relatively big. It’s big for me! For one, I have some really cool bookmarks to advertise Spellbound and I have the perfect place to do that. In a few weeks, the annual Festival of Books is coming to Brookings, which is … More You Like Me, You Really Like Me!
Sorry for the delayed post, everyone. Unfortunately, I was extremely busy but what else is new? I just didn’t have time to sit down and jot down everything that needed to be done – so, to make it up to you, I’m combining the two posts into this one massive super-post. Complete with twice the … More Misadventures in Concerts and Staying Inspired: Open Mic Night
Once upon a time, a very young EKD traipsed the book section of the local dollar store. There, I stumbled upon one of my favorite books to date. That book is Kingdoms of Light by Alan Dean Foster. That name should sound a little familiar, because he’s written over 100 books in the Science Fiction genre. And … More Dollar Store Book Finds: Kingdoms of Light