Sunday Small Talk

It’s been nearly a month since I touched base on my writing, mostly because I’ve been rather depressed about it. But that said, I’ve made a lot of progress on readying Modified and Sacred, the SF novella I’ll have out with Nine Star in April. I just finished the final blurb and cover specs so hopefully the next you’ll hear of this is the cover reveal.

I did a fun weekend long author fest on Cafe Lima, Ana Newfolk’s FB group and that was fun (she has another for Valentine’s Day going on now. Other than that, it’s been a distracting first six weeks of the year sending my accomplishments plummeting.

And since the wild weather swings are making my wrists and hands the things of nightmares arthritis wise, I’ll leave it there and share a bunch of writing posts with you all

Lots and Lots of Murder: An Interview with Karen Rose

The 5 Secrets of Good Storytelling (That Writers Forget All the Time)

How to Develop Your Story Idea Into A List of Key Scenes – Part 1

25 THINGS ABOUT CREATING CHARACTERS

How to Write a Killer First Chapter: (AKA What Your First Chapter REALLY Needs)

On Dothraki and House Elves: Developing Fantasy Cultures

How to Weave Threads of Tension Through Your Story

How to Plot a Book: Start With the Antagonist

Writing Evil Well (a little too overtly Christians only for me but has some useful points

Dropping clues

The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

The Four Main Types of Epic Antagonists

How to create tension in writing: 8 methods

The Difference Between Villains and Antagonists

The 1>2>3 Formula: How to Write the Perfect Villain

Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 35: 3 Must-Have Scenes That Reveal Character

The Connection between Character Emotion and Reader Empathy

TSend up the (Red) Flag: Telling Words That Often Spell Trouble in Our Writing

WHAT DOES YOUR HERO WANT? #1: The Outer Motivation

Cheap Depictions of Bullying Are Now on Our Hit List

Red Pen Praising: The Best Thing You Can Do For A Writer I try to do this every time I beta read

Why the Past Matters: the Inspiration Behind The Glass Woman

Writing advice, because that’s what we writers like to do

Music vs. Silence: Does Listening to Music Get in the Way of Writing? While I disagree with her I know many of you would agree so…

How Meditation Can Help a Writer

HOW TO DEAL WITH NAYSAYERS, DREAMKILLERS, AND FRENEMIES WHILE WRITING. from Delilah S. Dawson (who’s been tweeting a lot about this especially after a few negative encounters at a recent con)

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