Yep, that’s right. Jim Butcher is a solid for Authors Combat Academy 2017. Held each spring in Nashville, it’s a trip just waiting to be epic. What is the Authors Combat Academy? It is THE authority on writing and fighting. This is not a conference for authors made up of panels with other authors. This … More Jim Butcher Coming to Authors Combat Academy 2017
If you’ve ever wanted a few key tips to writing fights scenes, your wish has come true. Check out this badass guide on writing about fighting. Also, get one for yourself, and then for that writer friend in your life. Friends don’t let friends write bad fight scenes! $4.99 on Kindle!
Thanks, D. James, for the nomination! D. James and I go back to a creative commons project that was pretty fun. The rules are: Link back to the person who tagged you. (That would be D. James Fortescue tagged in my opening line.) Answer all 11 of their questions. Nominate 11 bloggers with fewer than … More LIEBSTER! Twist.
We’re celebrating the release of Jen Gresyon’s third book in the Lightning Rider series, Storm Front! And you guys get to join us. The awesomeness: Click the Rafflecopter link for a chance to win the grand prize: A membership to Kindle Unlimited for a FULL YEAR! Do you know how many books you could through … More Countdown to Stormfront
I have been a ‘full time’ author for nearly two years. I left my previous career behind for the benefit of my family and pursued the dream. I’m still loving the writing–far more than any of the marketing :)–but with college expenses for the oldest son, I’m jumping back into teaching. And I’m nervous. Not … More Writing and the Day Job
Several years ago, I read a collection of essays titled The Mommy Wars. It gave a deep perspective about the judgement that stay-at-home moms and working moms dump on each other. And we do. The essays really resonated with me because I’ve been both. Most recently, I’ve been a stay-at-home-previous-professional-turned-author. The point is that both sides feel … More The Author Wars
Authors have a love/hate relationship with those who are willing to critique their work. We love the help, but as soon as we see those highlighted sections with comments, we have flashbacks of the English teacher with the bad breath who never seemed to look past that comma we forgot. As authors giving others feedback, … More Critique 101