Author Archives: Caitlyn McFarland

About Caitlyn McFarland

Mom of three girls, writer of fantasy novels.

Steam and Simmer, Part Three: Sexual Tension

The recap: I taught a class at LDStorymakers 2016 called, “Steam and Simmer: Writing Sexual Tension without Crossing the Line.” People asked for notes from the class or for me to post my power point for download, but I thought it … Continue reading

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Steam and Simmer, Part Two: Romantic Tension

The recap: I taught a class at LDStorymakers 2016 called, “Steam and Simmer: Writing Sexual Tension without Crossing the Line.” People asked for notes from the class or for me to post my power point for download, but I thought it … Continue reading

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Steam and Simmer, Part One: The Line

Recap: Last Friday at LDStorymakers I taught a class called, “Steam and Simmer: Writing Sexual Tension without Crossing the Line.” The topic was so popular and the room so small that they asked me to teach it again on Saturday. … Continue reading

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It’s Been Awhile

Hey guys. A few new things have happened since, you know, December. Mostly I’ve just been hanging out, parenting, and writing. I did start this thing where I assign myself a specific room of my house to clean for each day of … Continue reading

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Confession!

I consider myself a fantasy writer. But secretly, all the wars, politics, power struggles, heartache, and death in my stories mostly exist so that my characters have adequate circumstances to overcome before they fall in love. And also learn things … Continue reading

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The End

Today was the day, guys. Today, I sent off the last version of the manuscript of Truth of Embers I get to see before it’s all formatted and finalized. About time, too, since the book is supposed to come out on December … Continue reading

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First ever Soul of Smoke fanart!

SO. I don’t know how many of you know this, but secretly one of the reasons I was so excited to get a book was that I suck as an artist and was hoping some awesome arty person would come … Continue reading

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How I Write Books

The story of my process told mostly in gifs. First draft Immediately veer off of outline. Write events, plot, dialogue. Things are out of order or don’t make sense. Drop/don’t develop minor plot threads. Overall, though, the story is there, … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is… Alyssa!! Congrats! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. If you still want a chance to win the books, my friend Charlie and I are doing another giveaway today on Twitter! All you have to … Continue reading

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Shadow of Flame Release Date and a Giveaway!

I can’t believe it’s already time for book two! Would you like to own Soul of Smoke AND Shadow of Flame for free? I thought so. Keep reading. If you haven’t heard of the books, here’s the back cover for book one, Soul of Smoke: … Continue reading

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