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Happy Earth Day!

In the world of Flidais, a great empire rose on the Saskian continent. This empire created advanced technologies that no one on the other...

Word Count Blues

Since I began planning this series I always thought I would have enough fodder for two books outlining the first adventure. (Second...

Find Your Support Group

Here in southwest Montana, it isn't the easiest notion to find other writers of the same genre as me. And when I do... well, let's say a...

This Crazy Life

I found it difficult to write over the holiday break. Everyone was home, there were holiday things to do, and even though I would carve...

Series Update

It's been a year since I first opened Microsoft Word to write the outline of what would become Elemental Imbalance. I thought that I...

I Write Poorly, but I Revise Well

It seems when writers start out they feel as though they must write the perfect sentence, followed by another perfect sentence, that in...

Plotting Made Simple

All right, so last blog post I wrote on whether you should be a pantser or a plotter. What was the verdict? I'm a total panster-I write...

Plotter or Pantser?

This is a question that will come up often for new authors in writer's circles. They need to feel that the way their story is coming...

My Silver Lining

Gratitude is a satisfying feeling, but admittedly, it can take awhile and some struggle for a person to get there. You may have friends...

The Children of 1313 W Continental

The following horror story will appear as a chapter in an anthology I am participating in. I will keep you posted as to its publication...

Young Adult Writing Contest!

Writer's Digest is hosting their 19th "Dear Lucky Agent" contest, which features Young Adult fiction this time around. The one and only...

Collaborative Short Story

I've been a part of writers' groups for a long time now, but none have ever been so dynamic as the Dragon's Rocketship. It even has a...

Time Management

Time management is crucial for any writer's career. In order to develop our stories and our author platforms we need to make time to...

I get a lot of looks

I get a lot of looks when people ask what I'm writing and I respond with the actual details of my writing. You see, I've always loved...

Killing Off a Minor Character

I will admit it, the title sounds more dire than the actual content of the post. The Minor Character I'm referencing was written into the...

How to Write Engagingly

Wow. It's been almost a full month since I've blogged! I must apologize. In the spare few minutes I've had for writing I've devoted the...

The Mary Sue Character

If your reader or editor says there is a Mary Sue character in your writing it isn't a good attribute. So what is a Mary Sue character,...

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