Category Archives: About Writing

Surprise me – but not too much

The book, Lost in Math, talks about how some dudes, using the magical power of MATHS, scientifically prove that, on a scale of 1 being super predictable and 10 being extremely unpredictable, all popular music, from Beethoven to Lady Gaga, … Continue reading

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Managing ideas

I like to work on one novel at a time, as I have found that not only is my focus much better that way, it serves as good motivation to actually finish the story before moving on to the next … Continue reading

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Plot twists

I suppose that one of the side effects of taking lots of creative writing classes in the early 2000’s is that I follow a lot of guidelines that have been tossed aside by my contemporaries. With years of contemplation and … Continue reading

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Rules, shmules

I hate those “writing things to avoid” sorts of lists, as I feel that they rather miss the spirit of creativity. After all, slavish devotion to a set of rules will result in limited writing. Take, for example, the advice … Continue reading

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Just write

There are a gazillion blogs out there that are all to eager to tell you how to write, but I am not one of them. My philosophy boils down to: just do it. Remember, 50 Shades of Grey was a … Continue reading

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Learning how to advertise

I asked myself, how do *I* find new books to read? By crapshoot, more or less. Which is rather hard to market toward for advertising. You see, I don’t turn to blogs or Facebook when I’m in search of the … Continue reading

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About Light Eternal

I think that the best way to describe Light Eternal is as a Gnostic romance. Or, as my husband so succinctly put it, I studied up on Gnosticism so I could write trashy fanfiction about it. I like fantasy romance, … Continue reading

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On writing communities

I joined an online community for writers. I confess that on an emotional level, it takes me back to being a teenager on Elfwood, trying my best to chummy up to some clique, and wondering why they just didn’t like … Continue reading

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On (not) reading as a writer

I became serious about writing when I could no longer find any books that I like. I know that they always tell you that you have to read a lot to be a good writer, but the truth is, I … Continue reading

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Bad Advice

Now that I’ve inflicted this incredibly long image on you . . . NEVER EVER FOLLOW WRITING ADVICE FROM THE INTERNET Yes, I really did just post that image then tell you not to follow it. However, despite all of … Continue reading

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