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COVER REVEAL: IN THE BEGINNING

Today Month9Books is revealing the cover and some excerpts for the charity anthology, IN THE BEGINNING, in which I have a story and which releases October 25, 2016! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to be one of the first readers to receive an eGalley!     Title: IN THE BEGINNING: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales Editors: Laureen P.… Continue reading COVER REVEAL: IN THE BEGINNING

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May & June Writer’s Links: SEO Guide, 15 Free Applications, Chuck Tingle, & Why Writers Are Always Cold

May and June writer's links

We’re going to organize the link roundup a little differently today to make it easier, because they just seem to be piling up! Here’s what’s been on my reading list lately.

Indie Authors

On Page SEO Guide

Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story

Price-Shaming Book Lovers: The Worst Marketing Idea Ever

“I’m a huge fan of self-publishing” – literary agent David Fugate

The Write Life (And Other Life)

Self Care for the Writer

What to Do When No One Shows Up to Your Reading

Why I Was Wrong About Liberal Arts Majors

“But it’s easy for you…”

They Found a Meth Lab in Cole Porter’s Childhood Home

Against the Cult of Travel, or What Everyone Gets Wrong About The Hobbit

Town People and Circus People

Craft & Resources

15 of the Best Free Applications for Writers

How Do You Know if Your Writing is Any Good?

Study shows the value of copy editing

The Art of the Crossover

Cinda Chima’s Books for Writers

Is your query letter ready for submission? (image)

Publishing &etc.

YA is Too Late: Gay Characters in Middle Grade Fiction

12 Things I Noticed While Reading Every Short Story Published in 2015

Chuck Tingle’s massive troll of conservative scifi fans, explained

Fun

50 Best Literary Gifts for a Modern Day Reader

Magical items for fantasy writers (image)

Why are writers cold? (image)

English teacher retitles classic poems as clickbait

Please share with me any great reading you’ve been doing lately! I love to keep updated on what’s going on in the writing ecosystem.

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update: 6/19/16 | prepping for #SFFPit & Deutschland

Writing & Reading I have had another lovely two weeks of writing and have officially broken the 50k mark in my total rewrite of Sigma Radiant which started in late May! I’ve been writing like nuts because I will be spending July in Germany and am then banning myself from writing fiction (journaling only!). (Yes, I… Continue reading update: 6/19/16 | prepping for #SFFPit & Deutschland

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9 Bite-Sized Reviews of Multicultural Young Adult “Classics”

In the spring of 2016, I took ENG 385: Multicultural Young Adult Literature. I took the class because I love YA lit and it satisfied an “around the world” literature requirement, and I knew I would enjoy it, but I didn’t know how much I would learn. As I read all of the books assigned… Continue reading 9 Bite-Sized Reviews of Multicultural Young Adult “Classics”

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Update: 6/6/16 | Animazement Aftermath & Writing Like a Maniac

In the time since my last update, I’ve attended Animazement, finished the first draft of one book, started work on a new (or, well, new to being rewritten) book, worked diligently on my summer classes, and laid around the house. Writing & Reading For the first time in a few updates, here’re my word counts… Continue reading Update: 6/6/16 | Animazement Aftermath & Writing Like a Maniac

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update: 5/16/16 | RUNAWAY complete

Today’s update is in honor of my biggest accomplishment of last week–finishing my rewrite (draft 3) of Runaway. Runaway’s synopsis and working cover is up on my WIPs page with my other novel projects, but just so everyone is caught up: Roscoe Pratt, now 18, is supposed to kill his mother to take over leadership of the… Continue reading update: 5/16/16 | RUNAWAY complete

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March/April Writer’s Links: Self-Pub Myths, Writing Routines, Pay the F**cking Writers, & Game of Thrones

April, AKA Hell Month, prevented me from doing any link rounding-up, so here’s what I was reading in between working on all my final papers. Indie Authors Self-Publishing Myths: Busted Free Kindle Book Submission Tool How Much Does it Cost to Self-Publish a Book? Data from the Reedsy Marketplace SCAMAZON: Amazon Kindle Unlimited Scammers Netting… Continue reading March/April Writer’s Links: Self-Pub Myths, Writing Routines, Pay the F**cking Writers, & Game of Thrones