Update – Fiction Book Release, Launch Party, and Nonfiction Update!

*waves* Hi there! I’ve been rather absent over the last few weeks in large part due to the upcoming release of my first fiction novella! Now, I’m not usually down with self-promotion here, because this is all about helping y’all write your best, but you’ll excuse me a brief write-up here! Since I regularly review … More Update – Fiction Book Release, Launch Party, and Nonfiction Update!

A Bit of Sunshine for a Revamped Website!

Bethany Jennings over at The Simmering Mind posted up this Sunshine Blogger Challenge. In honor of my revamped website, I figured I’d give this a shot! 1. If you could have any magical/supernatural ability, what would you choose? This one always changes, but I’m currently keen on being psychomimetic.   The user can gain/replicate the knowledge and … More A Bit of Sunshine for a Revamped Website!

Character Test 1: Is Your Protagonist Happy?

((Another sneak peek from Character-Building From the Inside Out–plus, video!)) Long time, no update! I’ve been super busy working with Uncommon Universes Press. We just finished a massive business meeting that involved a lot of discussion about interpersonal communication, internal growth, and extrapolating personal goals for communal benefit. Basically, knowing how you work, what you’re … More Character Test 1: Is Your Protagonist Happy?

World-Building Online Launch Party (with autographs!)

I have a sharpie and I know how to use it! Although in that picture I’m using a pen. The reason I’m writing in brand new books is that several people have either won or special ordered autographed print copies of World-Building From the Inside Out. So I take sharpie in hand for the grand moment, … More World-Building Online Launch Party (with autographs!)

More Than Dragons – World-Building, Story-Telling, and Speculative Fiction

Originally posted on Uncommon Universes Press LLC:
I’ve heard it said that speculative fiction is the same as regular fiction, only with dragons. To a certain extent, this is true. Speculative fiction and non-speculative fiction both need to have solid story structure, compelling characters, vivid description, good editing, and a snazzy book cover to lure…