Kickstarter Update: Guest Posts Galore!

This week has been crazy, y’all. We’re almost halfway to the funding goal for Birthright‘s Kickstarter, and it hasn’t even been a week. You folks amaze me. Really, you do. I’m humbled and awed you’d want to support a schmuck like...

From Pantser to Planner: The Evolution of A Writing Process

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You have never written a novel. You have started numerous projects, made some decent progress into them—around 10-15k words, maybe—but then…you fizzle out. Every time. Once you make it past the part of your story planned out in your...

“Birthright” Kickstarter is Live!

I am proud to announce that as of yesterday morning, the Birthright Kickstarter campaign is live and online. And it is going great! In under 24 hours, we have already raised right at 15% of the total goal for Birthright. 15%! That’s crazy talk! I’m so...

Summer 2012 Goals

When my dad died on April 3, all the lofty goals I had set for myself and the coming summer went poof. I wasn’t able to concentrate–still can’t to the level that I was–and I just didn’t have the drive to write. I still don’t, to be...

What is the Worst Thing That Can Happen in this Chapter?

Think about what makes you keep reading a book. Is it when everything works out well? Is it when the story finally fits together like a month-long jigsaw puzzle? Is it when the end of the book is exactly what you expected from the prologue? Of course not! That would...