HI, peeperas y peeperos! So yer friends at Dirt Road Books had SO MUCH FUN with the NaNoWriMo challenge in November that they’ve come up with another challenge to all you writer-types (of all stages) but this time, it’s a chance to get published with DRB! BEHOLD! The #mybook challenge! And if we pick your… Read More Get Published! The Dirt Road Books #mybook Challenge!
Happy New Year, everyone! This past year was a rough one for so many reasons. But we made it. We’re still here, and I hope this will be a better year for us all. It’s hard to believe that it’s 2018. So much has changed in the past couple of decades, yet in so many… Read More The More Things Change
A small murder of hopping-and-clucking crows crossed my path today while I was walking. One old bird took to the air, flew right over me, and lit on a telephone wire, glared down at me and gave me an earful. Caw! Caw! she seemed be saying in that sassy way that crows have, We’re back!… Read More Six Crows
Hey, friends! As Jove and I talked about in the Women and Words podcast last week, I did manage to track author and editor Victoria Villaseñor down and she graciously blogged her thoughts about the Bold Strokes Books festival in Nottingham. This was the 8th annual there, but this year was different because of horrific… Read More Bold Strokes Book Festival, Nottingham, by Victoria Villaseñor
Writing strengths — every successful writer either has them or develops them over time.… Read More Eight Writing Strengths
When it comes to writing fight scenes with multiple people and opponents, I naturally fall back on my role-playing gamer days. I’ll scribble out a series of suggestions and start rolling the dice to see what happens. That doesn’t mean I leave everything entirely up to the whim of the dice. Going into a scene,… Read More Behind The Scenes – Fight Choreography
As much as I’d like to deny it, traveling when on a deadline doesn’t always work that well for me. While in Johannesburg last week, I had a great time meeting people, exploring the city, and going dancing. It was all pretty damn fantastic. But I probably wrote a thousand words those entire ten days.… Read More In South Africa with Pen & Procrastination, will Travel.