2021 Gift Guide For Writers

I do this every year, so there’s no real need for a massive introduction. You need gift ideas for any writers in your life. I have some suggestions. Let’s get into it. In case there isn’t anything on this list that fits your holiday shopping needs, I do this every year. Here are links toContinue reading “2021 Gift Guide For Writers”

Impostor Syndrome never goes away. And that’s a good thing

Alright, I know that’s a hell of a thing to say, but hear me out. Most of you reading this are creators or aspiring to be so. And we know impostor syndrome. It walks with us daily, holding our hands and whispering in our ears like a lover. Only what lover would tell us theseContinue reading “Impostor Syndrome never goes away. And that’s a good thing”

Why Velvet Was The Night Works

Velvet Was The Night is the latest novel by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia. We’ve talked about several of her books in the past, including Mexican Gothic and God of Jade and Shadows. She has no trouble genre-hopping, going from horror to fantasy to political noir without missing a beat. Through each genre hop, some things remain constant.Continue reading “Why Velvet Was The Night Works”

Laziness doesn’t exist

Unpopular opinion, laziness doesn’t exist. Yeah, that thing you feel bad about all the time? The flat, dull emotion you feel that you try to beat out of yourself and teach your children to demonize? It’s not a real thing.  Don’t believe me? Alright, let’s break it down. I’m willing to bet that when youContinue reading “Laziness doesn’t exist”

It’s time for another holiday pep talk

It’s November, and it’s time to have the talk. The same talk we have every year. Sorry not sorry, we’re gonna talk about it again. As much as we all want to pretend otherwise, this holiday season is going to look an awful lot like last holiday season. Supply lines are backed up. Everyday itemsContinue reading “It’s time for another holiday pep talk”

Consulting Credit

Happy Halloween. I hope you enjoy this creepy little piece. Shadows scare people because they don’t know what might be lurking in them. If we paid attention to them, they wouldn’t be so mysterious. The things that lurk there are dark, not invisible. I’m quite familiar with shadows. I look in them, I hide inContinue reading “Consulting Credit”

The five best scary books I’ve read this year

Halloween is almost here, and there’s no better time to curl up with a good scary story. I’ve been spending as much time as possible this month with some ambient videos playing, a hot mug of chai tea, and some great books meant to terrify. So today I wanted to share with you the fiveContinue reading “The five best scary books I’ve read this year”

Preptober, Week Four

We’ve reached the last week of Preptober, writing fam. It’s time now for the final step before actually writing your novel.  It’s time to create your outline.  I have no time for pantsers. Those of you who don’t believe in outlines may go on your merry way. Enjoy your writer’s block and unsatisfying endings. That’sContinue reading “Preptober, Week Four”

Preptober, Week Three

It’s week three of Preptober, and it’s finally time to start writing!  I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I suggest a whole week at least of brainstorming before starting a novel. Maybe this is just my method. But my method’s gotten me four published books, so I guess it’s working for me. That beingContinue reading “Preptober, Week Three”