30 New Writing Prompts

It’s been a while since I did a prompts-and-updates post! I haven’t got a whole lot to report on the novel front, actually, as I’m only two weeks off handing in my master’s disseration and my brain has the structural integrity of an over-baked brie. I’m really looking forward to picking Lady of Daemons back up soon, […]

Is a Pen Name Right for You?

One of the cruellest truths that every writer must face is this: If you publish your work, your name will go on the cover of it, and everybody will know you wrote it. And then everybody will read all the words you wrote, knowing that it was you who wrote them. People are scary. The […]

6 Ways Lady of Daemons Has Changed

Guys, I’m into my final edits. I’m processing CP feedback and doing line edits; once that’s done, it’s just one more round of proofreading and then Lady of Daemons will be ready for querying. This has been a long, long, looooong time coming. I came up with the initial idea in May 2014. That’s FOUR YEARS AGO. […]

On My Shelf: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality

How can anyone resist a title like Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality (Elizabeth Eulberg)? I love these long, wordy titles that promise all kinds of mischief and mayhem. Also, speaking as someone with a great personality and zero pageant crowns (though, in fairness, I’ve never been in a pageant), all it took was a […]

Why I Don’t Have a Muse

We all know that famous, “Sing to me, O Muse,” line from The Odyssey (though you may know it by its other title, Area Man Just Wants to Go Home). And while I make the occasional passing reference to Calliope & Co., it’s because I like making nerd jokes. I’m not actually beseeching Calliope for anything. In […]