Hi, my name is Sìne and I like stationery. A lot. When we moved, I valiantly pared down and packed away my stationery supplies. It was a lot. I managed to fit most if it into one or two boxes. One or two boxes I have not seen in over a year. And about halfway… Continue reading It was Bound to Happen
It's been a while since we talked agents and querying on this blog, hasn't it? I stopped querying about a year ago now. I just couldn't do it anymore. After years and years of rejection--hundreds of queries on multiple projects--I had to stop for the sake of my mental health. Despite having strong queries, I… Continue reading Everybody’s a Critic
I'll be rolling out some changes to my Patreon in 2021. Currently, there are two levels, which will be staying the same: Shadows: $1/monthMy everlasting gratitudeAccess to weekly 1st draft chapters so you can see my writing process as it evolvesAdvance access to Would this Kill Me in the 1800s? and other history-oriented postsAccess to… Continue reading Coming soon to a Patreon near you!
My muse is a fickle, fickle beast. She spends most of her time jetting around to warm, sunny locals I can't afford to visit (she spent most of the summer in Oahu, I think, and spent the winter in Melbourne), only showing up to cause trouble. For example, I was planning to take things easy… Continue reading As the Muse Demands
With the newly revised edition of Dru Faust out int he world, and my current Patreon story finishing this week, you may be wondering what I'm working on now. One thing that I've been working on this year is increasing the lead tiem on my books--that is, the time between when I finish drafting and… Continue reading Writing WIPs
One thing indie authors frequently have to do is create multiple revenue streams. One thing I've been toying with is a Patreon or other subscriber based platform. I had had one for a while but it was an epic failure for many reasons, not the least of which being that I had no idea what… Continue reading Questions
I promise, this is my last post about the trip. 🙂 Aside from tours, we also spent a lot of time writing (well...it was a writing workshop.) The following is a free writing exercise based on one of our prompts--to imagine ourselves as a ghost. Thus, the following creepy little narrative was born. Enjoy! I… Continue reading The Last Ghost of Charleston
Since I've been asked many times, a few links to my favorite writing resources on the web, the places I keep coming back to. Most of these are geared more toward people who have a finished manuscript and are preparing to submit it to agents or contests. I feel like I can't really tell you… Continue reading Resources for New Authors
Write the stories you want to read. Don't worry about what others will--or might--think. Read everything Fiction, nonfiction, books outside your genre--read it all. Learn to read critically The best way to learn how to be a better writer is to examine how the authors you love write. How do they show emotion? How do… Continue reading 7 Tips for Beginner Writers
I decided to forego my annual training camp this year since it was getting a bit redundant, and now I'm kind of regretting it. I realized last week that the outline I wrote out two years ago was nowhere to be found. I remember handwriting at least two different copies and typing one of them, but… Continue reading NaNo Better Late than Never?