THE OTHERS – SciFi Microfiction

Writing short fiction is much harder (for me, at least) that writing longer works. Short stories are an intricate art-form, and the shorter they get, the more they intimidate me. But every once in a while, especially between bigger projects, I try my hand at writing shorter fiction. It makes me feel like a kid stumbling intoContinue reading “THE OTHERS – SciFi Microfiction”

Guest Post + ARC of “Dragon’s Honor” by Michaela Kendrick

Science Fiction Romance is a subgenre on the rise, with many talented indies gaining ground with awesome stories and characters. I’ve always been interested in the evolution of SFR, and I’m super happy to hear indie success stories or keep tabs on how some authors are tackling this delicate merger of space battles and heart throbs. So when a fellowContinue reading “Guest Post + ARC of “Dragon’s Honor” by Michaela Kendrick”

Organize your writing with spreadsheets + FREE TEMPLATE!

Now updated for 2017 & 2018! Scroll to the bottom of the post to download. I love spreadsheets. They’re the best and easiest way for me to keep my writing projects organized, keep track of my process and progress, and even edit the manuscript! I’ve talked plenty about my novel outlining process on this blog, and how it’sContinue reading “Organize your writing with spreadsheets + FREE TEMPLATE!”

Writing out of sequence – The best way to write

There are essentially two ways in which you can draft a longer work of fiction: You can draft it linearly, in the same way a reader would read it, writing chapters in their logical order. Or you can draft it out of sequence, jumping forward and back, to: write all chapters related to a specific sub-plot inContinue reading “Writing out of sequence – The best way to write”

13 Things I Learned About Writing Faster

The speed of publication is one of the biggest advantages of self-publishing. No longer do you have to wait one year (or more) between release dates. You can publish whenever you’re ready. And when you publish often, especially if you put out books in the same series in rapid succession, you get increased visibility & greater reader engagement.Continue reading “13 Things I Learned About Writing Faster”