msc

10 More Things You Didn’t Know About Me

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

books

Writing Check In

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

writing

Resources for New Authors

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

books, writing

Location, Location, Location

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

MHMon

#MHMon Guest Blog by Emily Deibler

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

books, writing

#SeeWomenWrite

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

MHMon

#MHMon Guest Post: The Bug-Out Bag

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

writing

Querying Multiple Projects: a How-to Guide

The Basic Query Process Pretty much every writer who hopes to be published has to query at some point. A Query letter is an email/letter sent to a publisher or agent, introducing yourself and your work. It may or may not be accompanied by a synopsis or sample pages, based on the requirements of that… Continue reading Querying Multiple Projects: a How-to Guide

writing

Things I’ve Learned about Writing

2016 was a whirlwind. In December of 2015, I was teetering on the brink of giving up ever getting published. I'd been working towards it since first grade, and missed every benchmark I set for myself--to be published before I started high school. Then before graduation. Before I finished my degree. Before I turned 25.… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned about Writing

writing

Bits and Pieces of Happiness and Yay

*cough* Ahem. So. I didn't move quite as quickly as I planned to. I blinked, and now suddenly two weeks have gone by. Don't you just hate it when that happens? In other news: I hit fifty thousand words this week on a story! First time ever! I'm very proud of me. Especially since it… Continue reading Bits and Pieces of Happiness and Yay