Hey guys. Got a question for you, if you live in the PNW: What conventions do you go to? Specifically, if you like books or steampunk or knitting (or all three). I know about the Comic Cons, and while I would love to go, they are pricy and crowded and not quite my scene. I… Continue reading Anyone Out There?
As I've been advertising more over the past year, I've started getting some questionable messages in my DMs and inbox, so I thought it was about time to outline a few of the scams out there directed at writers. Some of these are out-and-out-fraud, while others are just things that you shouldn't pay for in… Continue reading Spotting Scams for Authors
A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by Dianna Gunn for the Spoonie Authors Podcast. You can watch it on Youtube now, or follow this link for a transcript or audio-only download. We chat about disability, chronic illness, historical research, and weird stuff authors do (mostly weird stuff I do). Check it out! Like… Continue reading Podcast interview!
I like to listen to Disney music/showtunes when I clean so I can sing along. I can't sing. My favorite movies of all time: Lilo and Stitch The Little Mermaid The Mummy Ever After The Craft Crimson Peak Winchester Blue Crush 2 Practical Magic Castle in the Sky Movies I completely wore out as a… Continue reading 10 More Things You Didn’t Know About Me
I've been slowly pecking away at my updated production schedule. The hardest part is that things keep having to be shuffled or moved around. I might intend to work on editing one project, but my brain will have already skipped ahead to the next item on the list, a book that needs a finished draft.… Continue reading Writing Check In
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
Saturday I went on a bit of a mini research trip. If you follow my Instagram (@knotmagick) you might have seen some of the videos pop up in my stories. I drove down to Chillicothe to look at some local papers to research for a novel. I've actually got the bulk of the manuscript written… Continue reading Location, Location, Location
How Outlining Helps Me When I’m Anxious or Depressed When I started writing, I didn’t outline, and I’m not saying it’s required. However, outlining has helped me face challenges with recent projects. I have periods of time where I lack motivation or the act of writing feels too overwhelming. It doesn’t help when I… Continue reading #MHMon Guest Blog by Emily Deibler
In honor of International Women's Day, a friend and fellow author, Emily Selleck is hosting a promo opportunity for fellow female authors. #SeeWomenWrite is a tag we'll be using on Twitter from March 4-10, to celebrate women authors and share news and promotions. Several authors are hosting special deals or sales next week. In addition… Continue reading #SeeWomenWrite
This post was shared with permission by the author from http://succulentdiva.com as part of a series on mental health and creativity. Many thanks to Elizabeth Brown-Shook! If you would like to read the entire post it can be found here. 5 Things I Keep in My Extreme Stress Kit by Elizabeth Brown-Shook Being a stay-at-home… Continue reading #MHMon Guest Post: The Bug-Out Bag