You don’t have to do Nanowrimo in November

Camp Nano is more than halfway done, and this is the first post I’m doing about it. What is this, who even am I? So I was talking with some fellow writers during a writing date a few weeks ago. I, all bright eyes and ready for some writer bonding, asked if anyone else wasContinue reading “You don’t have to do Nanowrimo in November”

Nine things I’ve learned from nine years as a professional writer

Some of you who’ve been around a long time know that July 20th is an important day for me. It’s the anniversary of the day I came up with the idea of Woven.  Nine years, ten books, and two podcasts later, I’m still here. Still going strong. And it’s honestly kind of baffling. I’ve goneContinue reading “Nine things I’ve learned from nine years as a professional writer”

Writing a Gothic for your hometown

I am in love with a good, dark gothic story. The kind of story that’s as much about the setting as the serial killer.  You might think of a Southern Gothic, with massive plantations, kudzu and overt racism all crisping in the unending heat. Or maybe a Midwestern Gothic, with cornfields big enough to swallowContinue reading “Writing a Gothic for your hometown”