There I said it. Out loud and proud, too. A while ago a couple friends shared a blog post with me by Kristen Lamb. It was a great post, and hell, here’s a link. I’ll wait while you go read it. The post said a bunch of great things. Including: tooting your own horn (a personal favorite of mine), own who you are and what you do, don’t be afraid to fail, and the biggest ‘go after your dream’. I want to expand on that post and say that you can go after your dream all you want but without structure, short term goals, andRead More →

Starting today I’m going to be turning over my Writing Wednesday posts from time to time to guests. What do you have for us Merryn: As a relative new comer to this writing game, it’s hard to know which advice to follow from the myriad resources available. My key tip would be to try a bit of everything. Try timed sprinting, try setting a daily schedule, find music that inspires you. Write by hand, write on your phone, write notes. Outlines, detailed plotting, chapter bullet points you want to hit. There are so many different ways to do this and not all will work forRead More →

CAUTION: Long post ahead, but it’s worth it. 😉 Originally posted on Rise of the Slush blog: The last 2 months have been a bit insane. I got roped into this crazy submission call, originally proposed by my critique partner. The submission call involved fairy tale re-telling with *drumroll* zombies! I know what you’re going to say next: “But Landra you hate, and I mean despise with every ounce of your being, zombies.” I’m also aware of this fact, and… did I mention I was dragged into this by my critique partner. The conversation went a bit like this: Her: “This is insane but, PUBLISHER hasRead More →