Writing a Series Backwards

Did you know I’m writing my two dragon shifter series backwards? I never would have thought so before trying this crazy experiment, but writing backwards has its advantages. Let me back up and explain… The Rogue King is the first book in my Inferno Rising series, and that series is a crossover from my Fire’s Edge... Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones: Lessons for Writers

You know I couldn't not comment on #GameOfThrones now that it's ended. And, no matter what I think of the ending itself, I have to say that the writing on this show has been phenomenal. Otherwise, people wouldn't have tuned in in droves and obsessed over what they thought would happen. Most of that is... Continue Reading →

My Contest Experiences

So... I have to admit that my enjoyment (perhaps it could be termed an addiction) to writing contests started at a young age. When I was 9 years old, I won a writing contest in my school district for an essay about Abraham Lincoln. What? Someone thinks I'm a good writer? Well, then, I must... Continue Reading →

Holidays or Traditions in World Building

Today is February 2nd. You know what that means. Groundhog Day! Every year, my husband is so excited to get to rewatch the cult classic movie. That's our Groundhog Day tradition. Maybe one year we'll actually go to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to experience the day in style and in person. Anyway, let's be honest that this... Continue Reading →

Worst Writing Advice I Ever Got

Worst writing advice I ever got? Honestly, this is a hard question because if someone is giving it as advice, it's because that tip worked for them, or is a standard for most, if not all, writers. For me, just like in most life situations, there is no BAD advice. There is advice that is... Continue Reading →

Epilogue or Not? | #MFRW Author Challenge

Epilogues are another of my favorite tools as a romance writer. I don't feel they are necessary or even as helpful for many other forms of fiction. However, with romance, they are almost a must in my opinion. According to Writer's Digest there are six common uses for epilogues: Wrapping up a story's events after... Continue Reading →

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