So, I promised I’d let some people guest post a little bit more on here, and I use the term people loosely. Since we’re talking about creativity and process off and on, I wanted to hear a little bit about how others approached things, so today we’ll be hearing about the role of inspiration. I’m … More Guest Post: Inspiration for Losers and the Lazy by Ippick Bonecrusher
2014 was definitely a mixed bag for me personally, but one thing that came out of it that I’m so proud of is Olde School. So I’m surprised and pleased to find it’s been put on the 2014 Preditor & Editor Reader’s Poll in two categories – Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Young Adult! Things like this may … More Olde School in Preditor&Editor Reader’s Poll!
It’s been a while, so I decided to participate in Weekend Writing Warriors this week! This week’s eight comes from the first chapter of Olde School. Ippick, Uljah, and Paddlelump are at lunch at Trip Trap’s Diner, and Uljah and Paddlelump discuss the finer points and frustrations of owning a bridge… The Eight: “Ye get … More WeWriWa: Olde School
One of the things people notice right away about Olde School is that the bulk of the characters are nonhuman. I’ve done panels on writing the “other” recently, and it kind of shocks me that there has to be a “way” to go about writing these characters. I’ve seen probably two distinct uses of nonhuman … More Finding the Familiar in the Other
If there’s something I’ve said over and over (and over and over) while promoting Olde School since it’s release, it’s that I love fairy and folktales. While I’ve probably talked this to death, I do feel like sometimes I have to re-direct what exactly these types of stories mean to me and why I love … More A Fairy Tale Journey
So today begins the next round of blog touring for Olde School! It’s mostly reviews, which means I’ll be walking around all week breathing into a paper bag, but also some Q&A, and I’ll probably do some fun stuff here. After all, I still need to re-cap imaginarium (and I’m sure Clyde wants his say), … More Why Olde School?
So to gather some excitement for the Olde School blog tour with TLC that starts on Oct 13, we’re running a contest on Facebook. Just go to the link, follow the directions, and you could win a copy of Olde School for you and a friend! I know, right? It really is that easy… And … More Olde School Contest!
I thought I’d kick the month off with something a little different. I was tagged/suggested/dragged into invited to participate in the Meet the Character blog hop. Y’all know how I feel about my characters, so of course I wanted to participate! The ever-talented Sumiko Saulson invited me, and you should really check her and her work … More Paddlelump Stonemonger: Meet the Character Blog Tour
So I realized that in my ramblings about Evillecon and all that in March, I left out a huge part of that weekend. We all know I love books, but I really have a mad addiction to libraries. I’ve loved them ever since I was a kid. I still remember the very first library trip … More Coming Full Circle
So today is a special edition of Clyde’s corner…not only do you get to see what hijinks the bird is getting up to now, but it actually CONTINUES into a very special story over at Kriss Morton’s blog for Fourth Wall Friday! What happens when a wannabe muse channels Olde School magic on Friday the … More Clyde’s Corner: Friday the 13th/4th Wall Friday Mash-up