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[Scribbler] 7 Reasons to Keep Going After Facing Rejection

Hi all, happy Friday! This is one of my favorite posts I’ve written for Scribbler. Rejection sucks y’all, but it’s an inescapable part of the wonderful world of writing! The best part: you are never alone in rejections. Writers, agents, and editors all feel the sting of it in their careers! How do you find […]

[Luna Station Quarterly] Three SFF Opening Lines and Why They’re Intriguing

Hi all, happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first in a new series for 2021 – SFF Opening Lines! Each post, I’ll examine 3 – 4 SFF novels’ opening lines and discuss why they’re intriguing (or how I think they could be better). Read the first installment below, which analyzes the first lines of Illuminae, […]

[Luna Station Quarterly] Review: Kingdom of the Wicked

Hi all, happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing my review of KINGDOM OF THE WICKED (Kerri Maniscalco) from Luna Station Quarterly’s blog. I gave the book a 3.5/5. A snippet of the review: Overall, it was good, not great. I’m bummed because I really wanted to fall in love with this new series (and tried!) but […]

[Scribbler] 9 UNIQUE WAYS TO “MEET” YOUR CHARACTERS

Hi all, happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing a blog post all about characterization. When writing, I tend to forgo characterization sheets and pursue out-of-the-box ways to understand/learn more about my characters. Take a look at this blog post to read some of the methods I use to accomplish this, including cooking a meal with your […]

[Scribbler] Six Helpful Tips for Editing Your First Draft

Hi all, happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a blog post I wrote for Scribbler a few months ago. If you’ve finished writing an early draft of your story and don’t know where to start editing, check out my list of six suggestions to get the ball rolling. Thanks for reading!

Flash Fiction: Thanksgiving Excerpt from THE LAST MCNARY

Happy day after Thanksgiving for all who celebrate! Over on Instagram yesterday, I posted about the book I’m most thankful I read in 2020 (Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco) and talked about why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (hint: food)! See post below. I also shared a few writing snippets in my […]

[Luna Station Quarterly] Gothic Tales and Their Villians

Halloween may be over, but if you’re missing spooky season, I’m excited to share my newest blog post for Luna Station Quarterly with you! Luna Station Quarterly is an online blog and magazine promoting stellar short fiction by women-identified writers. My new column, Girl of Words, will feature opinion pieces and reviews of upcoming Adult […]

Guest Writer | Crossover Flash Fiction

I am super excited to share a piece I received over the weekend from a close friend and wonderful writer, Kayla Whittle. Every October, she writes custom 1000 word stories for her patrons and she knocked mine out of the park! I had to share it here with y’all. PS – if you’re interested in […]

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