Sometimes, I just like the shapes...
For many people, winter weather means feeling trapped inside. For those who do not enjoy winter sports, like snowshoeing or skiing, snow on the ground can mean sitting inside feeling sedentary and sad. Winter walking is a simple way to enjoy the kind of weather many people would rather not see at all. Yes, snow [...]
One of the things I miss most is real winter. Since I moved to the south -- many years ago -- people often tell me "You must be so relieved to not have to deal with those winters anymore." They are always amazed when I tell them that winter has always been my favorite season, [...]
As someone who loves editing even more than writing, this is the general edit process I go through with my writing group, Blazing Lioness. I finish the project, let it sit for 1-2 months, then print it out in mono space font, attack it top to bottom with a pencil, looking for everything from typos, [...]
"Girls Rule! Female Authors on Writing Female Charcters" panel. MultiverseCon 2019, Atlanta, GA "Down with cliches; down with stereotypes! A discussion on how tropes kill plots and what it takes to create female characters that are unapologetically strong and realistic. Who is your favorite female protagonist? What made you root for her?" Paige L. [...]
I'm sitting here staring down a scene for Storm Forge (aka Book 4), counting down my NaNoWriMo daily word count in slow agony, and wondering why it is that I write so bloodly SLOWLY compared to so many of my peers. And a thought hit -- because I'm perfectly capable of "this happened", "this happened", [...]