The Secret to a Good Sidekick

It’s time to head on over to AlmostAnAuthor to check out my latest blog post in the fantasy/sci-fi arena. This month we discuss sidekicks–why you need one and the role they can play within your story. My sincerest apologies to Jar-Jar Binks–(It’s not you, it’s me. Promise.)–but the truth had to come out. We all desperately want a Samwise. (In fact, I’ve long suspected that it’s ingrained in our human psyche to continue to search for a pal like Sam until our dying day. But that’s for another post…) Anywho, don’t miss out on some of the other great posts on the A3 website while you’re there!!

Happy writing, friends!

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Four Ways to Give Your Fantasy or Sci-fi Character a Name

Hello friends! The SFF post I wrote over at AlmostAnAuthor has gone live! Visit here to glean a few ideas on how to choose a name for your characters. I’ve had a busy week moving into my new home in North Carolina! Yesterday was official “signing” day and today we have a team of people coming to help us unload our moving pods! Yippee! Hopefully the next post I write will be from my official writing desk!! Prayers appreciated!

Happy writing friends!

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The Many Worlds of Sci-fi and Fantasy

My contribution to the AlmostAnAuthor website for March has been posted! The subject for this month: The Many Worlds of Sci-fi and Fantasy. Where do the characters of your story live? Check out the post to see!

Happy writing, friends!

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Recycle, Reuse, Rewrite

Hello CF friends! It’s that time again! My most recent post for the Fantasy/SciFi section over at AlmostAnAuthor has gone live. Fan of the TV series Firefly? You might be interested in what I have to say in my post Recycle, Reuse, Rewrite!

Check out the blog post here.

Happy writing, friends!

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Taking Critique Like a Jedi

Hey friends! A post I recently wrote has gone ‘live’ over at the AlmostAnAuthor website! Take a look and let me know your comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the discussion of Taking Critique Like a Jedi!!

Happy writing, friends!

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Where You Can Find Me, and Other News.

Hey guys! I’m still alive after NaNo! Isn’t that great news?! Yay! *Cartwheel and flip*

Actually, I really am alive and still kicking. Sorry to slack on my FF post this past Friday. I had the story and everything (Still do. Inside my head, of course.) but the weekend arrived early so alas, you will have to wait another few days to read my story.

BUT until then, you can find a couple things I’ve written for other websites! Head on over to AlmostAnAuthor for my Fantasy/Sci-Fi article on magical objects (here), and swing by the ACFW PA blog to read my thoughts on my purpose in writing (here).

Okay, now on to other news! *Jig and a hop* Sooo, I can’t give specifics just yet–because, honestly, I don’t have any!!–BUT I can tell you that there might be something exciting on the horizon! There is some interest in my writing from an outside party, and while that gives you absolutely zero to go on, just know that it means I could have some of my writing available soon! Yippee! We shall see if all the pieces fall into place. Until that time, would you please pray with me? It’s always been my heart to write quality literature for young people and I’d love to see it available in print someday!

I promise to update whatever I can, when I can, but again, I don’t even know for sure what this all means, so I’m just taking things one day at a time. Catch me Friday for the latest FF, and maybe I’ll find something else fun to write about before then! *Wink, wink*

Happy reading, friends!

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Fantasy and Maps: ‘Almost an Author’ Blog Post

Hey guys! My blog post on the Almost an Author website is up for the month of October! This month’s topic: Fantasy and Maps–Does Your Story Need One?

Well, does it? Click here to find out! And feel free to leave a comment below with your thoughts on books and maps and all that fuzzy stuff!

Happy writing, friends!

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A3 Post – The Doctor Knows Best

Hey guys! Remember how I announced that I would be writing the Fantasy/Sci-Fi column at Almost an Author? Well my first post – ‘The Doctor Knows Best’ – went live on Friday! Click here to read my Doctor Who influenced post about the importance of strong character traits!

Have any thoughts to share? I’d love to hear them below in the comments!

Happy writing, friends!

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Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Headed to Almost an Author!

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Big news! I’m so excited to announce that I will be joining the Almost an Author team as the Fantasy / Sci-Fi monthly contributor! Woo hoo! Each month I will write a short blog post on the craft of writing in the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres. I’ll be sure to post a reminder to check out the blog on the date it goes live. Don’t forget to stop by the website and look around – there are a ton of great things to learn!

Happy writing, friends!