On writing endings: lessons from the Hollows

Recently, I've been re-reading the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison. For those who don't remember this lovely series, it was one of those fun re-imaginings of our world that was contemporary to the Sookie Stackhouse novels, later adapted into True Blood, and Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, adapted into the TV Show Bitten.... Continue Reading →

Short Fiction and market conversations

As you all know, or maybe you don't, I've been writing a decent amount (for me) of short fiction lately. I think this is mostly me trying to explore a medium that doesn't require a months-long commitment to a single world but still allows me to explore imagery and concepts that catch my fancy. I've... Continue Reading →

Mapping, stories, Random City Generator

Short post this week, but a fun one! I encountered the Random City Generator a few months back, and I've really been enjoying playing with it. While I haven't been doing a great deal of mapping for my stories recently, I do use maps a lot to visualize different communities. Previous to this, I have... Continue Reading →

So you finished NaNoWriMo. Now what?

National Novel Writing Month is a cool idea, and I usually try to participate in some fashion every year. The first (and much different) draft of my first book was written in this time. I've never made 50,000 words, as I've mentioned elsewhere, but I usually do somewhere between 20-30,000, since I find it useful... Continue Reading →

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