“Inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are.”

Anthony Marra (via likeafieldmouse)


“If you are writing any book about the end of the world, what you are really writing about is what’s worth saving about it.”

Justin Cronin
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Published in B is for Broken, Q is for…

Today is the launch day for B is for Broken!

Broken people, broken promises, broken dreams and broken objects are just some of the ways these 26 fantastic stories interpret the theme of ‘Broken’. From science fiction to fantasy, horror to superheroes the stories within these pages cover a vast swath of the genres under the speculative fiction umbrella.

My story is the letter Q. If you’ve read my story in A is for Apocalypse, you’ll recognize the main character :)

Join us on Facebook for the Release Party, and click the cover to visit Poise and Pen website for links to purchase sites.

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“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons from within.”

Ursula Le Guin
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Cover Reveal: B is for Broken

The cover for B is for Broken has been revealed!

Click on the teaser image to see the full cover at Rhonda Parrish’s site:
B is for Broken Teaser

Broken people, broken promises, broken dreams and broken objects are just some of the ways these 26 fantastic stories interpret the theme of ‘Broken’. From science fiction to fantasy, horror to superheroes the stories within these pages cover a vast swath of the genres under the speculative fiction umbrella.

Over at Rhonda’s blog you can also enter her Goodreads Giveaway, or sign up for the Alphabet Anthologies mailing list.

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“You know, how do you get thirty years of experience?
Thirty years.”

Michael Wekerle, Dragon’s Den


Month of Plotting!

I hate plotting. Haaaaaaate it.

However, last NaNo showed me that the inefficiencies in my pantsing method don’t work for me anymore, either. The combination has been frustrating.

Last year I found the Snowflake Method, which looks like it might work for me. I replotted one book last year, and made plans to two others, as well as a few new ideas. All of those are still sitting in my “to do” pile.

So, for Camp NaNo this year, I’ve decided work on that weakness in my process. I am going to spend this month figuring this plotting thing out, finally getting those projects ready.

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I’ve decided to break the Snowflake Method up, and assign each piece a percentage of the total project. By the end, if I succeed at my goal, I’ll have three books plotted all the way through the scene breakdowns. On the off change I finish early, I’ll add another one.

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“You write to tell a story.
You don’t tell a story in order to write.”

Chuck Wendig