Second Novel More Challenges

You’d think after writing and reading for so many years, writing a novel would get easier. It doesn’t, at least for me. I should’t have expected it to. I like to experiment with my stories- with format, with character relationships with their abilities. It’s fun but it creates entertaining problems. Back to the world building Read more…

I Should’ve Known Better

I don’t usually read my story notes. They simply help my mind iron out parts of my story- you know- the world, characters’ motivations and personalities. I remember best when I write things down so, I never felt any need to read these notes. Mistake. While rereading my work-in-progress, I realized I Read more…

Creating Names

Whenever I read or watch fantasy, I’m always impressed with the names; whether it’s a character, a race of creatures or a place. I always wonder how the writer came up with such great and creative names that fit so perfectly into each story. As I said in my previous Read more…

Yet Another Snag

(I’ve been so focused on school, graduation and working on my novel that I totally neglected my blog this week. I need to balance everything so nothing falls between the cracks.)   I hit another snag while editing one of my novels- I can’t believe how many holes this one Read more…

Novel Planning

Once again, I’ve got another novel in my head- that make’s six now: 1 series (3 novels), half a series (2 novels) and the first of another series. Usually, when I finish a novel or short story I wonder, just for fun, how it would go if I continued it. Read more…

New Love

 I’ve loved horror most of my life so why are most of my favorites on Goodreads fantasy? Don’t worry, they’re still dark. But why the change? I’ve sampled other genres but horror was always my favorite. Years ago I didn’t even like fantasy. When I was doing research on the Read more…

Resource for Writers

Since writing my first (unpublished) novel, I’ve been fascinated by Carl Jung’s Shadow. How could I not know about The C.G. Jung Center of New York located in midtown on 39th between Madison and Park. I wouldn’t have found it if it hadn’t been for an assignment for class. I Read more…