You've done it before. You've been lost in a new neighborhood and have had to turn your radio down to see the address you're looking for.
This actually isn't something too difficult to explain. When our brains multi-task they try to give equal attention to everything going in, and burn a similar amount of energy for each thing it's focusing on.
Picture this, you're writing a steamy romance scene while listening to Ariana Grande. Subconsciously, you are concentrating on both song lyrics and the bes...
The fact of the matter is, most writers do not start as experienced business people. There are a lot of Marketing Mistakes people make when presenting and trying to sell their books that make them come off as pushy or pandering. When authors seem pushy online it makes potential readers backpedal faster than a unicycle rider going uphill. Here are some of the most common mistakes I see that authors make on social media when marketing themselves or their books.
This was one of my first completed projects for my graphic design course. We needed to take elements from separate photographs and put them together into a digital photo montage. It's not my best work, and I know now I can do a lot better, but this one was featured in our school's graphic design building, which made me very proud of it.
At first glance, the piece is commentary on modern media versus traditional media. It's using works of Michelangelo to view traditional viewpoints of humanity and...
The most common question I get when I talk about writing is "Do you really write science fiction?" I am asked so often, in fact, that I decided to investigate. I figured that I must not look like a science fiction author. But is there really a "look" that we're supposed to have? I decided to ask the google, and it did not disappoint.
I've attached a photo of myself for comparison. Pretty different right there. I guess I don't really look like a person who puts too much thought into murderous robo...
This week has been one of the most productive so far in plot development for my book, The Tin Man. On my second draft I have unearthed a romantic subplot, two new potential chapters, one amazing line, and a separate plot point big enough to unveil a sequel. So, after unearthing these points, what did I do?
I did laundry, I purged my clothes, I went out to lunch with my mom, and I watched three hours worth of Markiplier videos. As per usual, right?
Even now, I'm writing a blog post while the throes...
NaNoWriMo has gone and past, and guess what? I won.
I had started my newest novel, Tin Man's Dreams, in February after the Southern California Writer's Conference, and in the next six months I wrote about eight thousand words. I had started the book over and over and over again, nothing was right, nothing was even good, and I'd hated it. But I loved the idea of it. So, I faced a problem. There was this idea that I loved more than any other I had ever in my whole life, but I hated writing it. Why?
So, while this isn't technically a 'blog' post, it's still me writing something down. A lot of people have asked me to start a blog/website and it's taken awhile but I am FINALLY doing it. So.... HERE YOU GO! Or... well, here I go. I am going to get a mailing list and all that jazz, but here is a start, an announcement, and a tester post all in one.