Highly recommended. Landra approved. Part of being a writer is identifying your writing process. This isn’t something you do with the first book, the second one, or hell, even book seventeen. It’s a process you are always honing and fine-tuning as you work on each new book.  I’ve found myself struggling this year as parts of my process weren’t working. I’d dialed in on the plotting piece, but the actual writing was lacking. Then, the second week of November I attended the Readers and Ritas, in Dallas, TX, and I went in expecting a typical reader’s event. Then came the announcement, think bright, flashing lights:Read More →

*This is a post I had on my old blog, slightly updated and for your viewing pleasure because I loved it so much and still hold to it today.* I was having a brainstorming session with my critique partner months ago, and my delay in writing this post is equally long, but I wanted to finally get this out. Following said mentioned brainstorming session I remembered a little #editortip from Adrien-Luc Sanders. To quote: Think of people who’ve made an instant impression. Most compelling trait? Probably not their eyes. Those 2 sentences and 1 question stuck with me long after reading them. Then I hadRead More →