I recently posted a story called "The Scent of Raspberries." This story was originally about 1000 words and I wrote it for a class. The initial prompt was a complete short story with beginning, middle, and end in only 600 words. Well, as you could've guessed, I had to cut a lot from the original … Continue reading Cutting it short
I've been away from my blog, away from daily writing, and it was a much needed break away. I didn't realize how much I needed it until I saw how many days it had been since I last wrote anything meaningful. I had a bunch of days off work where I planned to write and … Continue reading Some time away
Finishing the first draft of your novel is best described as relieving. Your story, albeit in rough form, is finally down on paper and out of your head. It's finally tangible and real. It's freeing because you don't have the looming feeling hovering over you that you need to put it down. You've done that … Continue reading Why the First Edit is the Best and the Worst
The series that come to mind when one thinks of classic book series are the Lord of the Rings and others. Today, we see tons of book series that cover numerous genres like the Bosch crime novels, the Hunger Games and Divergent dystopian series, and of course, Game of Thrones fantasy series. For authors, creating … Continue reading Book Series
My first novel, Taking Chances, has been republished and is available on Amazon by Forever Morris Publishing! I'm so excited to have it published by a firm that can hopefully bring more publicity to it than I could have on my own. It's currently available in paperback and Kindle and will be set for open … Continue reading Taking Chances Re-Published!