Ice that cake, baby

(What??!! A non Saturday Morning Post on Saturday??? What happened?? So, so many things. Just get over it.) Ah. It’s good to be back. *I lean back sipping my London fog and wondering who I am because whenever I go anywhere I always order a chai tea latte but what the heck* I once more … Continue reading Ice that cake, baby

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 62

I haven't done one of these Saturday Morning Posts in a while. Originally, I was going to do a Wednesday post. I'm deep in the editing swamps, and I had a lot of "editing" thoughts on my mind, so I thought I would write something like, "things to look for when editing - including bilocating … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 62

animal companions for your heroes and villains

The only pets I've ever had were hamsters when I was a kid. Though I love them dearly, I do wonder if owning hamsters was more traumatizing than anything else. One of my go-to stress dreams is of hamsters running amok in the house and me desperately trying to contain them. Also the first hamster … Continue reading animal companions for your heroes and villains

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 61

1. September 22nd. It's officially fall. And it couldn't be a better first, fall morning at 8am. It's dark and deeply overcast. It's cool, and already there are brown leaves scattered across the lawn. The rain is steady, soft drifts of it coming down. It patters with a metallic thunk on the cars, drips and … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 61

If something can go wrong, it should go wrong (like in fiction. Not real life. Please not real life)

(When was the last time I did a post on Wednesday? I have no idea, yet here we are. Welcome back) "If something can go wrong, it will go wrong." Murphy's law. An old military saying. Whatever you like to think of it as. Along similar lines, I would like to create a new saying; … Continue reading If something can go wrong, it should go wrong (like in fiction. Not real life. Please not real life)

Writing Retreat #2: no disasters, only microwavable mac and cheese

(I warned you that there may be no blog posts last week because I was giving myself a writing retreat, and lo and behold, there were none. Nevertheless, I'm back.) Last January I went away to give myself a writing retreat for a few days, back when I thought 2020 was gonna be a fantastic … Continue reading Writing Retreat #2: no disasters, only microwavable mac and cheese

First Drafts That Are as Bad as Skunks Smell

"First drafts are supposed to be messy," a famous writer once said. Or maybe a conglomerate of famous writers. Or maybe that was just the internet screaming at us. We've all heard this maxim before and have been like "yeah yeah, I get it, but my draft isn't just messy it's a dumpster fire and … Continue reading First Drafts That Are as Bad as Skunks Smell

The Shallow End of Point of View (let’s build the TENSION)

POV (point of view) is something that is discussed A LOT when it comes to writing/stories. Because it IS that important. You gotta make sure you pick the right POV(s). You gotta make sure it's in voice of the character. If you go for deep POV, you gotta make sure you're doing that right by … Continue reading The Shallow End of Point of View (let’s build the TENSION)