Sunday Small Talk

It’s the start of Camp Nano. I failed at it in April, mostly due to the edits required on Blood Red Roulette and the end of the semester. I’m not exactly upset by that of course. It’s a good reason to fail. I should have no real issues in July. Even if edits on Purrfect Holiday come in, that’s not a very long story (unlike the over 300 pages BRR).

I’m working on two projects but only one under this pen name. It’s a solarpunk post apocalyptic. I have a local fellow who’s the farmer/fisher type with some scientific background and from the city, a scientist who has some messed up DNA thanks to the alien trying to decide can he live so remotely.

the beginning is rough because it’s more of an info dump for me that I’ll smooth out later (mostly I was pantsing it without a lot of notes, creating as I go). Hopefully it’ll get done for the anthology deadline. I do like these characters but I need to take some precautions with Sam. Yes, he’s into green tech and sustainable living but he’s also Native American and I don’t want him to look like a stereotype.

And have about three weeks worth of writing links

From around the web: A Celebration of the Generous Spirit of Indie Authors and the Self-publishing Community

So You Want to Be A Writer

Creating a Book Trailer That Sells Books I’m interested in this one

Creating An Audiobook As A Self-Published Author

Every Writer Should Attend At Least One Writers’ Conference. Here’s Why. I might have shared this one before

Look For Ideas In All The Wrong Places

Why You Should Put Your Books On Subscription Services

What writing rules do you live by (and which ones do you break)?

First Things First – Why Book Marketing Doesn’t Trump Writing Craft


What Makes Stories Go Viral

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

Learn from The Incredibles: How to Write Super Characters

Write Confidently and From the Depths of Your Heart

What Goes On A One Sheet?

How to Make Your Sentences More Descriptive I could use this

Create Drama with Your Character’s Desire

6 Ways For Writers To Find Inspiration In A Graveyard

podcast fight-scenes

How Can I Write a Tight Story That Takes Place Over Years?

Five Underused Character Archetypes

Start Your Novel with a Bang! 12 Ways to Hook Readers

Non-Verbal Communication in Writing

It’s All About Perspective /2143216.html”> here

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