Chapter One: The Magic Rectangle

Hello folks! Wanted to share Chapter One of my new book Rosaline’s Curse. This book will be released on June 25th! (But if you want to read it for free, right now, scroll to the bottom of this post for the super-secret, exclusive, VIP link.) Enjoy! Rosaline awoke to the astonished face of a mustachedContinue reading “Chapter One: The Magic Rectangle”

Preorder Rosaline’s Curse

Good news! The digital version of Rosaline’s Curse is now available for preorder on Amazon! I have a paperback in the works! I will update you when that version is ready! You can tell I am excited by my excessive use of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rosaline’s ex-fiancé is an evil god.  At least, that’s what heContinue reading “Preorder Rosaline’s Curse”

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

Chainsaw Sharks

I am finished writing. Done. Forever. You see, yesterday my husband wrote this short story. Upon reading it, I gathered up all my classics: my Shakespeare, Tolkien, Dickens, Orwell, and Homer and I threw them all in the trash. I then vowed that I would never write anything again. You see, nothing will ever comeContinue reading “Chainsaw Sharks”

Podcast: More on Plotting Your Story

So you have your basic plot–your hero, her goal, and the obstacles she faces. The trouble is, you have no idea where to go next. A lot of the time, your writing feels like slogging through a swamp of tedious scenes. Fear not! In this episode, Dominic and Katy will talk through the eight storyContinue reading “Podcast: More on Plotting Your Story”

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

Thursday Limerick: Carnivore

Veggies filled Steven with hate. He gaged when they were on his plate. He would grumble and brood, When presented with such food, And for the meat, he would wait. I’ve been known to behave this way, but unlike Steven, I am not a crocodile and have no excuse.

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

How to Plot Your Story

Plotting to take over the world? Don’t do that. It’s totally rude. However, you should carefully plot your next story! In this week’s podcast, Dominic and I will explain how! You are busting with awesome ideas. You’ve written pages and pages of exciting story scenes. All you need to do now is figure out howContinue reading “How to Plot Your Story”

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

Rosaline’s Curse

I am super excited to announce the completion of my next novel Rosaline’s Curse! This book will be available in late June and I will offer advanced review copies before then! Follow my blog to stay updated! Summary Rosaline’s ex-fiancé is an evil god.  At least, that’s what he claims to be. He could beContinue reading “Rosaline’s Curse”

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

Thursday Limerick: A True Story

A sleepy and ravenous bear, Noticed a can sitting there. Wanting a snack, He went to unpack, Though the humans did scream, yell, and swear. This is a true story. A bear dumped my garbage this week. We caught him on our security camera. The next morning, I went out to clean up the trashContinue reading “Thursday Limerick: A True Story”

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

How to Process Feedback on Your Writing

Last week we talked about giving writers feedback. This week we are turning the tables and helping you process all the notes from your beta readers! So, you’ve just drafted your masterpiece. You’ve sent it off to some friends for review and are waiting in terror for their notes. What if they hate it? WhatContinue reading “How to Process Feedback on Your Writing”

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

Bad Dialogue: The Movie

Developing writers often use dialogue as a way to give their audiences every conceivable detail about the fictional world they’ve created. What would happen if we spoke like this in real life? You don’t have to imagine, I’ve made a helpful video for you. What is one mistake you made as a developing writer? AreContinue reading “Bad Dialogue: The Movie”

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.