When I write, I look at the way things were in the past or the way things could be in the future, and then I ask: "What would change if we, individually and as a people, made better choices?" I imagine life a little more as it should be.
1: Acquire: Pick up the book in some form or other! (Which so many of you have already done, and I love you for it). Purchase if you can, but buying isn't in your budget right now, ask your local library to get it. Libraries are awesome and help get an author's words in front … Continue reading How to Help Your Friendly Neighborhood Novelist
Now it's my turn, to tempt you off the path and into the wilds, to duck beneath the hanging branches, to slip between the hedges, to beckon you along with me, to some unknown adventure.
Mages of Aven Series, #1-9: A new microfiction project! Every week, patrons at the Senators+ ($3 and up) levels will get a new 100-word story set in the world of the Aven Cycle. Each will feature one of Aven's mages across the full spectrum of society: patricians and plebs, from high priests and tribunes to … Continue reading February/March Patreon Review
It's the Ides of March! Some of y'all may know that I have a bizarre affection for this day. While working at the ASC, I blogged about it almost every year. This year, though, I thought I would commemorate the occasion by hosting a giveaway for my own tale of cutthroat politics in the classical world! … Continue reading Signed ARC Giveaway!
This is the world that Latona of the Vitelliae finds herself chafing against. Aven adds the component of magic, and Latona is incredibly gifted. She's never been allowed to discover just how talented she is, though.
So remember back when I made a list of all 300+ mages in Aven but managed to refrain from naming them all? Yeah, well, that's over. Not all at once, though! I'm launching a new series on Patreon. 100 words at a time, I'm going to explore those mages. I've always loved the drabble format, … Continue reading The Mages of Aven: An Ongoing Series
Writers are not normal people. And so, I'm genuinely curious, and truly not for my own selfish promotional reasons, but rather to re-center myself and remind myself of what really matters -- What makes you pick up a book?
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I would sum up my advice on feeling blocked as doing one of two things: dig deep, or try something new. You either have something bothering you about the story that needs rooting out, or you just need to look at it from a different angle for a little while.