Category Archives: Writing

In which I tell you what works for me.

Multiple POVs: Balance, Pacing, and Voice

It’s time for my yearly post where I give people who attended my Storymakers class some resources! The following is pretty much the entire class I taught on how to write from multiple perspectives. Class description: Many stories require multiple … Continue reading

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Sexual and Romantic Tension Class

You love romance, right? Come on. You love romance. And kissing. Kissing is the best! If you do love kissing and romance, you should know that the Utah RWA has asked me to teach a four-week online class about how to … Continue reading

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Some Shakespeare Sunday

A little bit of Shakespeare for all of my creative friends, who work so hard to capture the enormity of life in the small mirrors of page, stage, or other medium. Happy Easter! O for a Muse of fire, that … Continue reading

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Romance, Fun, and Princesses

So, I should be writing right now. Really. I need to write. But I was cruising Twitter, as one does when one is staggering beneath the weight of a quickly-closing deadline, and I saw a tweet that basically said this: “Heroes … Continue reading

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Speed Write Your Novel

Today I taught a class  called “Speed Write Your Novel” at LTUE, and a few people requested the slides. Here you go! Personal use only, please. Thank you to everyone who attended! This is the third class I’ve taught on writing and … Continue reading

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WriteType CP Match

**The WriteType CP Match is over and all of the entries have been removed. If you were part of the event and need information from a post or a comment, please feel free to send me an email. Thank you … 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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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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On Being Reviewed

Soul of Smoke comes out one month from today! I’m so excited!! I’ve been lucky enough to have my publisher make the book available on NetGalley, which means I already have some reviews. I’m so grateful to everyone who has reviewed … Continue reading

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