Something to Look for When you Begin Editing: Name Changes

In a continuation of last weeks blog post, here is a behind-the-scenes look at something I face in my own editing. Name Changing. Something I don't usually notice until I go back and reread my manuscript or start editing is name changes. I've had multiple cases where a character's name got changed halfway through the … Continue reading Something to Look for When you Begin Editing: Name Changes

Agent Z Needs You. Will You Join the Mission?

I never expected to have memory loss. As a matter of fact, I never thought I would become an agent, especially for an underground agency. Keep reading to see what Agent Z has to say.

Interview with Agent Z

"Alright, Agent Z. Let's get started." Q: What's your greatest fear?A: It would probably be messing up on an assignment, or disappointing my friends. Q: What makes you angry?A: When people are being mistreated, or when I'm lied to. Q: If you could change one thing in your past, what would it be?A: I would … Continue reading Interview with Agent Z

Importance of a Paperback. (Upcoming Book Signing)

(Keep reading to the end for information about my first in-person event!) Every reader has their own preference, eBook vs. paperback. I have always preferred reading a paperback book. Today eBooks have become very popular and a lot more people are reading them. The problem with eBooks though, if you only sell eBooks, is you're … Continue reading Importance of a Paperback. (Upcoming Book Signing)

NaNoWriMo follow up. (What goals were accomplished)

A couple weeks ago we talked about National Novel Writing Month. There was an annual challenge for writers to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. People who read my other post already know, but my goal for November was to finished a manuscript I was working on. I am pleased to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo follow up. (What goals were accomplished)

Your First Draft vs. Sandcastles

"I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that I can later build sandcastles."-Shannon Hale Here is one of my favorite writing quotes. I even have it hung up in my room. Starting your book can be scary. That first draft could be the most intimidating … Continue reading Your First Draft vs. Sandcastles

Outlining Your Book (and why I wish I did it)

There are two types of writers: outliners and pantsers. I'm going to share my outlining process. First, let me clarify what a pantser is. Someone explained to me that a pantser is someone who "writes by the seat of their pants." A pantser writes without an end goal to their story in mind. Their story … Continue reading Outlining Your Book (and why I wish I did it)

Where Finding Doom Came From

Authors are often asked this very simple question: Where do you get your ideas? I myself have asked this question before. But I've come to learn, through others and through experience, that the ideas used for stories are much simpler than people think. A story idea could come from anything, from something you see, hear, … Continue reading Where Finding Doom Came From