No two writers were created equal, and no writer has ever managed to write the perfect copy – one that just every single human being in the world would enjoy. Here are just a few word-wise tricks I try to remember while writing and/or doing line edits on my own copy. #1 beautiful One of […]Read More 8 Words I Abhore (But Still Sometimes Use) as a Writer
You might have heard of her – I hear she’s been the talk of Tumblr, among other things, lately – but you haven’t been sure whether it would be worth the effort to try something from a new author. The accounts which follow are just a few of my humble hints and nudges to help […]Read More 8 + 2 Reasons to Read: KJ Charles
So, thing is: my partner and I have spent countless hours discussing and (yup) worshipping Yoon Ha Lee‘s amazing The Machineries of Empire series this past winter. Here are just a few of the reasons I think probably everybody over the age of 16 (especially in the sci-fi ranks) should read the series. Now. Before […]Read More 6 + 1 Reasons to Read: Yoon Ha Lee
#1 To sew. More. Always. Everything. It’s a similar feeling to the hunger for writing, larping, and – most of all, because it’s also related – cosplaying. I want it all. Right now. And I want it next month and the month after and the one after that. Luckily, I have a few novels to […]Read More 9 Reasons To Do Me Made May In 2019
As a person who writes fiction, reading about writers feels a bit dirty, a bit too self indulging. Still, I’m not one to say to to some generous self care, and – more importantly – I’ve been privileged enough to run across and enjoy these three novels about writers who are neither male, nor middle-aged, […]Read More Three Great & Goofy Romance Novels About Writers
#1 Read something else. From what I see, a great number of writers have the issue that, when faced with a tasty looking book by another writer, we would rather spend some time (preferably hours) with that person’s characters and plots, than play around our own. Even though there’s literally no way for one to […]Read More 6 Creative Ways to Avoid Writing
Must have bullets! Must have bullets! Must have… argh, no. I’m writing this on a bleary Friday morning from my favourite couch in Rijeka, Croatia. It’s the second-to-last day on the week in the year when I tend to get overworked the most (a children’s books festival – fun times). My left knee is out […]Read More Third Book is a Go!
I’m almost a full week into my first ever sequel (if you don’t count short story cycles – I first did those in primary school), and I’m kinda sorta actually getting hopeful and having fun? The trick is – I’m writing it for the second time. I’ve had a few thousand words written in it […]Read More From Enemies to Lovers: a Sequel Story in 6 Acts
Since I’ve put the blog on hiatus for an innumerable amount of months (can you even use that phrase in this manner?), do excuse me for having forgotten how to write a blog post altogether and do enjoy yet another listicle composed of deeply personal impressions which may have nothing to do with the real […]Read More Awards, Deadlines and Cosplay, Oh My!
Having finally accepted that I’m what you could call a published author, here are a few things I’ve learned over the past year of running around the country with a few brand new books and one ukulele. #1 It’s all about the team. Even though I’m writing about werewolves, and lone wolves are something of […]Read More 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From the First 6 Book Signings of My Life