writing

The Writing Process Bonus Edition: Submission Packages

Lately on Twitter I've been seeing a lot of discussion about the writing process, how people go about the actual labor of constructing the book, and how authors revise, edit, and prep their book for submission or self publication. I know I do things a little differently from a lot of other writers, so I… Continue reading The Writing Process Bonus Edition: Submission Packages

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Author Convention Kit

2017 was the first time I ever attended an event as an author. Since then, I've learned a few things about hand selling my books and appearing "in persona" at conventions and events. If you've never attended an event as an author before, here's a list of some of the things I find essential for… Continue reading Author Convention Kit

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The Writing Process, part IV: Editing

Lately on Twitter I've been seeing a lot of discussion about the writing process, how people go about the actual labor of constructing the book, and how authors revise, edit, and prep their book for submission or self publication. I know I do things a little differently from a lot of other writers, so I… Continue reading The Writing Process, part IV: Editing

events

Symposium Schedule!

I finally have the full list of panels I will be co-hosting at this year's Steampunk Symposium. I don't have all of the time slots yet, but will be updating this page as the information becomes available. You'll also be able to spot me walking around the con floor, as always. Feel free to flag… Continue reading Symposium Schedule!

writing

The Writing Process, part III: Revisions

Lately on Twitter I've been seeing a lot of discussion about the writing process, how people go about the actual labor of constructing the book, and how authors revise, edit, and prep their book for submission or self publication. I know I do things a little differently from a lot of other writers, so I… Continue reading The Writing Process, part III: Revisions

MHMon

#MHMon: Masks Off

"Masking" is the process by which people with mental health issues or disabilities hide their symptoms in order to blend in with society. This can include something like a person with depression forcing a smile, a hearing impaired person pretending to understand parts of a conversation when they can't read someone's lips or the person… Continue reading #MHMon: Masks Off

goals 2018

March Wrap Up

The Books 15. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher 16. Aperger's On the Job by Rudy Simone ND 17. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell March was eaten up by editing, CPing...and let's face it, a lot of video gaming. I did not do as much reading as I wanted to, but I'm okay with that.… Continue reading March Wrap Up

cats

Growing the Pantheon

If you don't follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@knotmagick on both) you might have missed that we added a new addition to our family last week: Bast is 7 months old and weighs about 7lbs, so they're the most petite of our felines. Yes, that's right. I used "they" for a cat. Because honestly...we're… Continue reading Growing the Pantheon

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The Writing Process, Part II: Drafting

Lately on Twitter I've been seeing a lot of discussion about the writing process, how people go about the actual labor of constructing the book, and how authors revise, edit, and prep their book for submission or self publication. I know I do things a little differently from a lot of other writers, so I… Continue reading The Writing Process, Part II: Drafting

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In this house, we celebrate firsts with ice cream.

Saturday marked several firsts for me. The first time I took a road trip by myself. The first time I went to Indiana. The first time I went to a book event alone. And the first time I hit (and exceeded) a sales goal! I was invited to attend this event, which was a sponsored… Continue reading In this house, we celebrate firsts with ice cream.