A Visual Guide to a Reverse Outline

107k Words. 76 Scenes. 16 Pages. What you're looking at is an essential document for the complex operation that is transforming my first draft into a revised draft. It's scary, isn't it? I like to think that it's beautifully organized. That's the entire scene by scene outline of the first draft of Stormsong - don't… Continue reading A Visual Guide to a Reverse Outline

What to do When You’re Done

Wall of text incoming; wear protective gear. You're finished your manuscript. You've put it away, and you've done extensive revisions. It's ready. You're pretty sure it's ready for the hunt for an agent. What do you do now? This is partly what I did, and also partly what I learned while in the querying process.… Continue reading What to do When You’re Done

Two Books without Music: My Persnickety Playlist Needs

There's something really unusual about the creation process of both Witchmark and its sequel, Stormsong: they were mostly written in silence. I'm usually a playlist maker. I usually write to music, a habit that sparks debate among writers about whether sound or silence is the better environment. Now with my fanfic, I was forever making… Continue reading Two Books without Music: My Persnickety Playlist Needs

I’m Attending a Conference!

I am attending When Words Collide in Calgary, Alberta, from August 11-13, 2017! I'll be seeing panels and doing barcon as an attendee. I'm looking forward to attending Taxes For Creative Folk, The Book of Sensations, and Worldbuilding the Lazy Bastard Way. I won't have any swag, but I will have business cards, and they're… Continue reading I’m Attending a Conference!