The Mystery Blogger Award

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Sara Letourneau graciously nominated me for this award. Thank you! Don't you just love the word "Mystery" in a title? It's as if you've found the key to some mysterious door, and on the other side lies secret treasures... Before I go off on a tangent, though, here are the details about the Mystery Blogger Award, … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award

How To Create A Villain

My guest post today over at Indie e-Con: "How To Create A Villain" Every good story needs a villain, or some antagonistic force. They are the ones who make the protagonist's character grow until they become the hero their story needs, the hero that readers can admire. The villain makes the hero shine; the darkness makes … Continue reading How To Create A Villain

8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy

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What lessons have I learned from fantasy stories? To some, fantasy is just fantasy, but to those of us who know better, fantasy is a way of showing real life lessons through an entertaining setting and in an easy-to-understand way. You escape your world, and yet at the same time you learn how to deal with … Continue reading 8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy

I Write YA & MG, blog tag Q&A!

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I was tagged by blogging/writer friend Lauren Gunter for this Q&A! (thank you!) 1. Who are your favorite authors, and do they influence your writing? Okay, so the obvious ones are Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, who inspired me to read and write in the fantasy genre. Tolkien opened up a world of possibilities for my imagination, and … Continue reading I Write YA & MG, blog tag Q&A!

2017 Resolutions Tag

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Time to sit around the bonfire, roasting marshmallows, on this chilly winter day in the northern hemisphere. This is the perfect time for the Resolution Blog Tag, a chance to share with you my goals and hopes for this new year! Book blogger Trisha Ann tagged me for this. My Bookish Resolutions: To read faster! 🙂 … Continue reading 2017 Resolutions Tag

Three Things I Learned This Year’s NaNoWriMo

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This November was my first ever attempt at NaNoWriMo (even if I didn't "officially" sign up). This venture wasn't easy, but it did show me useful ways to tweak daily writing habits—good habits that will help me draft a story faster. Here I'll share with you those three tips I found most vital. Before this, I thought: "Me? Right a story in … Continue reading Three Things I Learned This Year’s NaNoWriMo