My Flash Fiction Story is Published!

A few months ago, I entered a fantasy flash fiction story called The Stone Veil to Splickety Publishing, hoping to final in their mythical mash-up short fiction contest. My story was selected (yay!) and then came the nail-biting wait for publication. That wait is over. You can find the July issue of HAVOK at magcloud or on …

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5 Successful Strategies to Soothe the Sting of Rejection

I'm blogging over at Quills & Inkblotts today about how to turn around those awful feelings that come over us when we're rejected. Here's a sneak peek: Let’s face it. Rejection sucks. No one ever likes to hear, “nope, sorry, your manuscript/project/idea/fill-in-the-blank just isn’t good enough.” But, unless you’re living somewhere on a deserted island, …

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A girl with an umbrella wants to be authentic in this blog post by Jebraun Clifford

How to Stay Authentic in a Counterfeit World

Guest blogging over at International Christian Fiction Writers this morning, but here's a sneak peak... There’s something attractive about authenticity. People crave the real thing. Being real is engaging. Being real is endearing. Being real is essential. But at the same time, another force exists. Working against authenticity, against real, is another concept. Imitation. I …

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26 Excellent Flash Fiction Stories!

Remember that flash fiction challenge I was part of a few days ago? And more importantly, do you want to read more? Well, Rosalie over at Penprints just compiled all 26 of them together in one glorious wrap up post on her blog! People wrote fantasy stories, science fiction, contemporary...you name the genre, you can probably find it. So if …

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The Irresistible & Amazing World of Illusionary

One of the best things about writing and blogging is all the fantastic people I meet along the way. And all the amazing books I get to read. The Amazing Illusionary Desiree Williams's Illusionary is no exception. Her YA fantasy was released into the wild a wee while ago, and I get to be part of the blog …

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Bird-watching and Other Human Pursuits ~ Flash Fiction Challenge

Have you ever written flash fiction? Well, you should because it's a lot of fun! Since flash fiction is supposed to be under 1,000 words, it forces you to choose each word carefully, making sure each one is perfect for the story. I've found it to be the perfect antidote for writer's block--when I'm stuck in my …

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8 More Fascinating Behind-the-scenes Facts About Spark and a GIVEAWAY

I'm on the tail-end of the fabulous Spark tour which means they saved the best for last 😉 In all seriousness, I'm excited to share some more cool stuff about J.M. Hackman's YA fantasy debut, Spark. And I've got an e-book to GIVEAWAY! Woohoo! Author J.M. Hackman sat down with me in a virtual cafe, where I got …

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