The Girl Who Could See is a 324 page long novella written by Kara Swanson, co-author of Pearls of Merlydia.
I was very excited to read The Girl Who Could See. I had an idea very similar to the premise of this novella, and wanted to see how another writer would handle it.
It was a very entertaining read that I think we can learn a lot from, structure wise.
But first, my overall review. Read More
Hannah Heath is an indie-published author who runs an amazing website, (name of website), that teaches writing and geeks out over all the nerdy story stuff a writer could want to read about.
I was a huge fan of Hanah’s blog long before I read Skies of Dripping Gold. Read More
With Broken Pieces finally up on Amazon in both paperback and ebook formats, I am officially an Indie author.
It’s such an exciting thought. Knowing my book is out there for the world to see. Hoping it can reach the hearts of the people who need its message most.
But it has also shown me just how hard it is to get people interested in buying your book as an Indie author. And why book reviews are so helpful!
That’s why I’ve decided to review more of the books I read on Amazon and Goodreads. It’s the least I can do for a writer who shared a part of their soul with me. Not to mention it’s an easy way to help writers out. Read More
The Broken Pieces blog tour continues with this awesome guest post by Melissa Chan, owner of Literary Book Gifts! Read More
I have some incredible news. My first ever novella is finally up on Amazon for pre-order.
To celebrate, me and a few writer friends are going to be having a book launch tour. On it, you’ll find book spotlights and book reviews where you can hear all about Broken Pieces. Welcome to the first stop. :D
And at the end, I’ll be hosting an amazing giveaway! Read More
Today Katelyn Buxton; Indie-Author, blogger, former archer, and all around awesome gal, is going to share some of the pitfalls she’s seen writers fall into while writing about archery, and ways that we can write about this topic more authentically. Read More
How I Researched for Beyond Her Calling by Kellyn Roth Read More
One of the things so prevalent in our broken world (and that should be more prevalent in our fictional worlds) is sickness. I should know, I’ve spent the last three years chronically ill, to the point where I almost died. (Thankfully I’m on the mend now.) - Sara Willoughby Read More
You have to let your MC be a little villainous, as all people are. Read More
As the leading cause of death in the United States, many people have sadly had very personal experience with heart attacks.
Writers and readers alike can get a lot of benefit from stories that include information about them.
However, there is a risk in using allegories in writing, especially if those allegories are supposedly Biblically based. This danger was introduced to me in the form of a question: "How can I make my allegorical representation of God unique from other's representations of Him?" Read More
Hypothermia is one of the more serious conditions a person can endure without being injured first. It is really easy to develop, has a serious potential for fatality, and is actually surprisingly easy to bounce back from when caught in time. All of this makes it a great way to add conflict to our stories. Read More
Last year I had the opportunity to submit a post to Kingdom Pen Magazine and get accepted for publication. This process took me through a round of edits on my post that I learned so much from. In this post I share both the original version of my post and the edited version along with the things I learned from that process. Read More
Infection is, and always has been, a serious complication when it comes to being injured. An untreated infection could easily take the life of a patient.
This can give us writers even more to work with when it comes to adding conflict to our stories. Read More
My two year blog anniversary is coming up next month. I can't believe how fast the years have gone by.
To commemorate this milestone, I have decided to share a few truths I've learned about the writing process. Read More
Did you know that if you fall from a great enough height, hitting water can kill you?
It's true. Fall a great enough distance and hitting a body of water will feel exactly like hitting the concrete. Read More
For those of you who don't know, Camp Nano is a miniature version of Nanowrimo that takes place during the summer months. For Camp Nano writers can choose any goal they want whether it's a word count or page count goal. Read More
There are challenges to working on short stories. Challenges unique to the medium that writers don't find in larger writing projects.
And while I'm certain I still have a lot to learn about this particular medium, I do want to share the one thing I've managed to figure out on the topic. Read More
Whether we want our characters to be humble locksmiths or a master thieves, writing a character who knows how to picks locks can be a lot of fun. Read More
Naming characters is one of my favorite things about writing. And yet, it can still be challenging, and even impossible, sometimes.
How do we know if our name ideas are any good? Are they too typical? Will they convey our feelings for the character and story we want them to? Read More