Currently, I'm reading Writers of the Future, Volume 29. In it, Dave Farland included L. Ron Hubbard's article titled, "The Manuscript Factory." In this article, he discusses writing in business terms, which I'm only beginning to comprehend. I found the article so interesting that I wanted to write up a report on it to share … Continue reading “The Manuscript Factory” by L. Ron Hubbard
A Phantom Cohort story--a sister-story to "All Light and Darkness." "I would cry if I could. Instead, I curl around the book, hugging it to my chest. The world is burning, but I have their words--I have their stories. They’re here, against my chest, beside my breaking porcelain heart. Then, the darkness that took my … Continue reading Teaser: “Little Eyes”
I submitted to the Writers of the Future contest a total of five times. Vol. 33: Q3 - R; Q4 - R (rewrite of previous submission) Vol. 34: Q1 - R (new story); Q2 - Second Place (rewrite of submission from vol. 33, q's 1&2); Q3 - HM (accidentally submitted under a different name arrangement … Continue reading WOTF Tips and Tricks (What I learned from analyzing other people’s stories by their results)
Today, I went to my first book signing, and I learned a few things.
Writers of the Future released the cover art for Writers of the Future, Volume 34 (see above)! Pretty snazzy cover, and I'm extremely excited to have "All Light and Darkness" appear in the same book as stories by Brandon Sanderson and Orson Scott Card. Ciruelo is an incredible artist. I love his portraits and really … Continue reading The Cover Revealed!
The last thing I want is to lose a hard-earned reader simply because they can't find out more about me...
Even though Lottie is well-versed in the magic Art of Calligraphy, her mixed heritage killed her chances of joining the Calligrapher's Guild of Charleston. Now she's stuck working for a jerk in a calligraphic clockwork factory. But when a young boy steals a strange device from her, she finds herself not only chasing him, but … Continue reading Teaser: “The Calligrapher’s Daughter”