A sneak peek at my home decked for the holidays
Where Faeries Dream
For the past week or so, I’ve had A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the brain. After publishing Cinders Dance in March and immediately jumping into a new story with a new cast of characters in my Rapunzel retelling, my writer brain was asking for some time off, so I switched gears for a bit and…
World-building Exercise Part III Cities and Landmarks
Now that your country is mapped out, it's time to figure out where everybody lives!
Hansel and Gretel
The syllable poem I wrote years ago to go with the illustration I finished yesterday.
Don’t Miss the Latest Updates to the Calendar: Fairy tale Artwork Throughout the Year
The end of my fairy tale calendar project is drawing near...
One Journey Ends, A New Quest Begins
Amazingly, the trees are thinning and I'm starting to see the end of the road for my five-years-in-progress YA story, Trial by Song.
The Ice Cream Test: Adding Flavor To Your Characters
Ever feel like your characters are a little flat? They just go through the motions you set for them without much personality. When I run into this problem I use the Ice Cream Test.
Walking the Line: How I Outline the First Draft
So I thought I'd talk a little about my process of starting a story. This past week I broke ground on the sequel to my novel, Trial by Song, which I'm prepping for publication, so I've been paying a lot of attention to how to get this new story off to the races. I'm always interested…