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PopAction
Apr
02
2015

5 ways to make your action pop

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series Writing Techniques

Action scenes are fast and excit­ing, but how do they get that way? Here are five sim­ple things that will trans­form your yoga scene into a wild west shootout. 1: It’s about the setup An action scene won’t have any punch if the reader isn’t prop­erly primed for it. The lead-up can be short or long, but make […]

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wipwednesday1
Mar
25
2015

WIP: Editing, Perihelion, DayJob

Editing I’m excited to say I have a few edit­ing jobs on my plate. SilverTree and Dreamspinner have both given me projects to work on and I’m so excited about these sto­ries. I get to exer­cise my devel­op­men­tal edit­ing mus­cles with SilverTree while Dreamspinner lets me play more in the final proof­read­ing stages. Practicing both is crit­i­cal if […]

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AmazonKeywords
Mar
19
2015

5 Ways Your Amazon Keywords Should Be Working Harder

This entry is part of 19 in the series Writing Techniques

You have your book up on ama­zon, or you’re just nav­i­gat­ing that form for the first time. I’ll be the first to tell you Amazon’s idea of key­words is hazy at best. Despite all the infor­ma­tion they pro­vide, it’s still unclear just how their sys­tem works. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to […]

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Comment below to share your WIP for the week.
Mar
18
2015

WIP: Kickstarter, Perihelion, Book Reccs

Ruin And Will The 2nd act of piracy book is with the beta read­ers! I’ve started receiv­ing excel­lent feed­back already and I’m quite excited. I’m try­ing my hard­est not to open the files or even think about it too much. The dis­tance I gain from a break like this makes edit­ing a thou­sand times eas­ier. I went search­ing for specifically […]

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fluency
Mar
15
2015

Review: Fluency

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series 2015 Reviews

First up, if you’re not a fan of the flash­back or history/memory for con­text, this isn’t the book for you. Ei’Brai’s exis­tence and san­ity relies on vic­ar­i­ous expe­ri­ence through telepa­thy and mem­ory, mak­ing the topic a major theme through­out the novel. I love it. Fluency falls solidly in the sci-fi genre with­out drift­ing too far into soft or […]

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Comment below to share your WIP for the week.
Mar
11
2015

WIP: Ruin and Will, Kickstarter, LivingShips

Ruin and Will Pirates2 has a name! So does Pirates3, for that mat­ter. I’ve passed the book out to a few beta read­ers and I’m doing my best to for­get I wrote it while they take a look. I sought out black and women read­ers specif­i­cally, to get their feed­back on how I’ve writ­ten Araceli and how that can be improved. […]

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Medusa
Mar
07
2015

Review: Medusa

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series 2015 Reviews

Read Medusa. If you’re into Victorian, Lovecraft, steam­punk ladies, get this book. If you’re not sure about Victorian, Lovecraft, steam­punk ladies, this book will com­pletely sell you on the genre. There are some amaz­ing les­bian sto­ries out there and this is one of them. While it took me the major­ity of the book to sort out […]

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smokedsalmon
Mar
06
2015

Recipe: Baked Salmon

I do not enjoy cook­ing. It takes a lot of time that I often feel would be bet­ter suited doing some­thing else. Anything else. Like watch­ing The West Wing on Netflix. There is design in cook­ing a meal. Chemistry and taste. There’s art in plat­ing it. And there’s quite a bit of sat­is­fac­tion in mar­ry­ing just the right fla­vors. So with­out further […]

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ThePerfectMusicMix
Mar
05
2015

Get Just The Right Music Mix For Your Writing

This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series Writing Techniques

Music is a unique expe­ri­ence for each per­son. Classical, R&B, alter­na­tive rock, EDM, the gen­res are impos­si­bly vast and what is excit­ing for one per­son may be nos­tal­gic to another. So how do you find exactly the right music for you? Start by con­sid­er­ing what mood you want to achieve. Are you seek­ing to focus deeply on […]

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