I read this post earlier from Scary Mommy and it resonated so hard. If you're a mom with depression, read this. I'll share the parts that really hit me below. Battling Depression as a SAHM Heyoooo
Howdy all! I have some big, albeit sad news. If you're somewhat invested in my stuff you'll know that I co-founded Pixie Forest Publishing in April of 2018. After much discussion with my tribe, and inner arguments, I've made the decision to step down as co-owner. I've been struggling with depression again for several months... Continue Reading →
Elven Games Book One: Destiny Defined Available March 7th! Out of the ashes of doubt, courage is born Buy link: http://mybook.to/ElvenGamesCI Tribba loves running the local B&B, but hasn’t had a customer in a while. When a magickless mage enters her inn, she finally sees an opportunity to get rid of those pesky elves once and... Continue Reading →
I have an upcoming release, well two, in March. The first that's coming out is Salty Tales by Stormy Island Publishing, run by one of my best friends. I will be sharing the teasers and author info, along with preorder link, up until the release date on March 1st. Feel free to share and check... Continue Reading →
I was interviewed with the lovely Laura Mae!
October 12th, 2018
I asked Jensen where she would like to chat:
I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty nervous. I’ve dealt with minor social anxiety my entire life so meeting someone new, even someone I’ve spoken to online, is making my hands shake and heart race. Of course I arrived early too. Good job, Jensen.
I’m seated by a handsome waiter and order a cinnamon chip scone and some hazelnut coffee while I wait. Coffee totally won’t help but I like it and it’s a beautiful, albeit chilly, autumn day. My waiter leaves and I turn to the small park across the street. Most of the trees around the café are bright yellows and oranges, which match the leaf-printed scarf I chose for today. It goes well with my long sleeve brown shirt and calf-high boots. Totally one of my favorite outfits. There are a couple of families with…
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The Soul Seer Chronicles Book 3- upcoming release S.J. CAIRNS is a Southern Canadian, born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, where she lives with her bug-killing, video game-playing husband of 17 years, her spunky mother-in-law, and their three snorting pugs. During days off from true chaos working as a Women's Advocate at a busy... Continue Reading →
My latest article for Writing Bad
Patreon, Kickstarter, GoFundMe; the trio of “Give me money!” is very popular right now. Do any of these actually benefit writers though? I’ll talk about all three, and the impact they can have on you as a writer, as well as personal experience and discussions with other writers.
GoFundMe is the number one crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events such as celebrations, graduations, and challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses. It’s been running for eight years and is obviously successful.
This form of crowdfunding is vastly more popular for families or individuals who have had serious medical emergencies or suffered great loss. However, from a writer’s standpoint, you won’t find much support from the GoFundMe crowd if you asked for money to help market or pay a cover designer.
- World’s largest charitable crowdfunding site
- GoFundMe eliminated their 5% platform fee
- Nonprofit crowdfunding also…
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Ahhh horses ❤ I can verify this is all correct. Great source if you hsve horses in your stories.
Horses play iconic roles in the fantasy genre, fearlessly carrying heroes into battle, facing down dragons (and being eaten by them), and taking characters across countries and continents. So I decided to do a bit of research into the trusty steed and this is what I found.
Make no assumptions
For some of us, it’s fair to say we don’t see horses very often, driving past one standing in a field at 50mph on the odd occasion. We probably see horses more on TV than we do in reality. The main complaint I came across from readers when it came to horses is the author’s lack of understanding of them. So to fill the void of lack of experience, it’s important to learn.
After a few minutes research you’ll know that a female horse is called a mare, a male a stallion, a young female a filly, a young male…
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This is helpful but also disheartening. *goes back to cutting Ranch with a hacksaw*
This article looks at the lengths publishers seek for fiction in their various forms: micro, flash, short, novelettes, novellas, and novels. But it begins with a few words of caution.
Forget word counts
A controversial start. Let me explain.
“A story is as long as it needs to be.”
This was the best bit of advice I received when querying how long my novel should be. Writing the first draft of any story with a word count in mind is stifling. At that stage of the process, you require unlimited creative freedom. You want to see where your characters take you and how the plot develops. A tight word count may dissuade you from exploring these detours, which may…
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