Dear Indie | Prologues, Prefaces, Forwards, Introductions & Epilogues

Hi Indies! I’ve been thinking about prologues a lot lately. Mainly because most of my original works have them and when I get the rights back from my publisher, I plan to polish them up and have them re-edited. But, it seems that more and more readers are expressing their dislike for prologues these days.Continue reading “Dear Indie | Prologues, Prefaces, Forwards, Introductions & Epilogues”

#ReadWithMe ♥ Finding My Genre

In celebration of National Reading Month, Ms. Felicia is hosting this amazing blog hop for all readers to spread the love and joy of this favorite pastime with the world. If you’d like to join in the fun, please click on the banner above to add your post to the linky list! The Novel BrickContinue reading “#ReadWithMe ♥ Finding My Genre”

Into The Darkside

After reading the rough draft of one of my books, my sister asked me how in the world I could stomach writing the part of my villain?  In this case, the villain happened to be human.  Yes, that matters.  There are different types of villains, but we’ll get to that in a moment.  I couldn’tContinue reading “Into The Darkside”

AWOOoooOO….

Isn’t that the exact thing Hermione Granger howled in order to save Harry from the wolf version of Professor Lupin?  I mean, honestly, his name should have given him away, not Snape’s insistence on learning about the dangerous creatures.  Anyway, can you tell that my kids and I have been having a Harry Potter movieContinue reading “AWOOoooOO….”

Glossopoeia vs. I Just Made That Sh*t Up!

Glossopoeia is a term coined by J.R.R. Tolkien, which refers to the construction of artistic language – And he was notorious for it, we all know – So, I’m going to use him for Exhibit A. Now, who in the world could even come close to claiming the same kind of success as Mr. TolkienContinue reading “Glossopoeia vs. I Just Made That Sh*t Up!”