Tag: writing

Heavy Metal History

Heavy Metal History

I’ve written a lot about how music inspires me. I listen to it while I’m writing, planning, and even editing. The right playlist helps set the tone for creative work. But outside that, it also inspired me to read several classic novels. To the long list of things music (especially heavy metal) has inspired me …

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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

(Better late than never?) I was nominated by the fabulous A.R. Rivera. Unfortunately my blog has been on autopilot while I prepared for the Crossroads of Frozen Eternity release. But no matter. I’m here now and ready to go. *cracks knuckles* Step 1: Post 11 random facts about yourself 1. My husband and I had …

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Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

The time has finally come for the adventures of Catilen Taylor and Damian Cooke to continue. Crossroads of Frozen Eternity is now available at your resident Amazon store (amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.uk to name a few). It’s also available on Smashwords and DriveThru Fiction (both of which offer multiple file formats, in case you don’t …

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Character Introduction: The Sorcerer

Character Introduction: The Sorcerer

A few weeks ago, I reminisced about the creation of Island of Lost Forevers‘s leading lady, Catilen Taylor. Every protagonist needs at least one plucky companion, don’t they? We originally considered Catilen’s closest friend (and fellow kook), Damian Cooke, the story’s main character. Until we realized the character most impacted by the book’s events, the …

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Sticking With It

Sticking With It

There’s a lively debate on the Internet over whether or not you should finish every book you start. (Are there things that don’t get debated on the Internet anymore?) I don’t intend to participate in the debate. I think you should do whatever makes you happy. I, personally, finish (almost) every book I start. A …

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Dunnotar Castle

Dunnotar Castle

Of all the things we saw while we were in the UK, Dunnotar Castle has to be my favourite. Don’t get me wrong; Stonehenge was beyond amazing, and something I’d longed to see most of my life. But never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined visiting a place like Dunnotar Castle (perhaps partly …

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Writer’s Block is Real

Writer’s Block is Real

A lot of blogs I’ve read lately boldly proclaim writer’s block is fictional. Many seem convinced it’s a figment of the imagination, an illusory hurdle writers create for themselves, adding to a road already littered with pitfalls. I believe the purpose of these posts is encouragement; to awaken us to the fact that the journey …

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Self Reflection

Self Reflection

Another year has come to an end, and it marks another new beginning. I love the idea of the new year as a fresh start, a blank slate, a chance to look back over all that has happened as well as looking forward. As the last day of December passes, I have successfully completed my …

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