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Conventions 101, or How Not to Get Killed by Cons

Conferences

I’ve decided to republish the series of posts about conventions and convention life that were originally published over at Speculative Chic. Incidentally, the post below was my very first column on SpecChic, published on August 11, 2016! You can…

Quick Edits: Don’t Blink

Quick Edits is a short feature where I give quick editing advice on how to handle common problems in fiction writing. Don’t Blink We’ve all read it. Some of us have probably written it. Some surprising thing happens. And,…

Diving Into Indie Publishing

Publishing, What I've Learned

So I write smut under a pen name. It’s a loosely guarded secret. But my secret isn’t why I’m telling you, Lovely Reader. I want to talk this week about indie publishing. The book I’d published under my pen…

NaturalReader

Tool Time Tuesday: NaturalReader

Tool Time Tuesday

About once a month, on Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ). Today’s Tool: NaturalReader   Platform: Online, Windows, Mac Cost: Free both online and downloadable with some limits;…

Quick Edits: Action Scenes

Quick Edits is a short feature where I give quick editing advice on how to handle common problems in fiction writing. Let’s talk about writing action! What Is Action and What Makes a Good Scene? Action scenes are any…

Quick Edits: Distancing

Quick Edits is a short feature where I give quick editing advice on how to handle common problems in fiction writing. Distancing is when you are using 3rd person limited or 1st person point of view and then use…