10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

I recently made friends with a young writer on tumblr. In talking to her, I realized that there are a few things I do as a writer that she isn’t taking advantage of—and I’d guess a lot of starting writers are in the same boat. So here, without further ado and in no particular order, … Continue reading 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

finishing a novel: unfold has finally unfolded

Unfold is finished. I have to say, when I wrote FOLD last year I never expected to write a sequel. And it feels like I've been working on this book forever, probably because the world isn't new to me. But it hasn't really been long at all - I started putting words down in May, … Continue reading finishing a novel: unfold has finally unfolded

GATEKEEPER, the premise reveal

And here, for those who've been wondering, is what GATEKEEPER is about.   In the island nation of Ilari, dreaming is religion. There are two castes of priests who serve the deity, called the Dreamer: the Zedir, who can interpret dreams, and the Gatekeepers, who can walk in them. Two hundred years ago, all seven … Continue reading GATEKEEPER, the premise reveal

the editing adventure

Writing a book has been a crazy adventure. Before I dropped my hard drive a couple of years ago, I had five or six endings stretching all the way back to when I was in high school. Here's what would happen - I'd get an idea for an explosive, no-holds-barred, awesome novel ending. I would … Continue reading the editing adventure