C.S. Boyack Discusses the Empress in The Yak Guy Project

I'm really happy to welcome¬†talented author, Story Empire colleague, and treasured friend C. S. Boyack back to the site today. He's just released a fabulous new book called The Yak Guy Project, and I asked him to talk to us about it. When he was writing the story, he blogged about his process. It's fascinating. … Continue reading C.S. Boyack Discusses the Empress in The Yak Guy Project

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

As promised, I'm back to the regular post this week. And here's my quote for you, via Neil Gaiman. Ah, Neil Gaiman. He knows his stuff. I had good days and bad this week. All told, though, I can't complain. I've recently downloaded Dragon, the dictation software, and if I can figure out all the … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Spring Chills? Suspenseful May Reads.

I'm happy to announce Password is featured in a Suspense/Mystery/Thriller fair. If you like a little chill to go with your warm spring temperatures, you'll want to check these stories out. Click the picture above, or visit this link. There's something for everyone in this book fair. I do hope you give some of these … Continue reading Spring Chills? Suspenseful May Reads.

Something a Little Different this Friday

Ciao, everybody! Regular visitors will have noticed that my schedule is off. No inspirational quote last week or this week, and no links, either. I'm sorry if that's what you were hoping to see. I'll be back to my regular post schedule next week. I was out of town, so I wasn't following industry posts … Continue reading Something a Little Different this Friday

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Another week has flown by. Deadlines are looming, and my pulse is tripping. When I got sick Wednesday and lost a full day of production, I panicked. Then I took a deep breath. Things were what they were. I lost that budgeted time. I was five thousand words in the hole. I could moan about … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Happy Friday! What a week, huh? When I was considering this week's quote, two came to mind. If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. I chose this one, instead: And here's why. The first quote, while humorous, makes God sound a … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Five Things I Learned from the Garry Shandling Bio

I've been watching a lot of biographies lately. Okay, I admit it---I've been watching a lot of serial killer documentaries. It's novel-writing research. I'm not twisted. I swear. Before I confuse you, Garry Shandling was not a serial killer. But I remember the first time I saw him on television. His dry, self-deprecating humor really … Continue reading Five Things I Learned from the Garry Shandling Bio

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

I hope you all had a nice Easter or Passover. And for those of you following the Eastern Orthodox calendar, wishing you a happy holiday this week. In addition to the Easter holiday, I had a birthday this week. I don't have the date on Facebook and try to keep it low key, so don't … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Holy Week Wishes

It's Holy Week. I won't be doing much online until April 2.¬†Until then, here's some Easter trivia from Catholic.org. The ancient Greeks thought rabbits could reproduce as virgins. Such a belief persisted until early medieval times when the rabbit became associated with the Virgin Mary, who we know became pregnant without knowing man. During the … Continue reading Holy Week Wishes

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

I'm telling you, the days and weeks are flying faster and faster. We're almost a Palm Sunday, then Easter. I need a time machine. Anyway, this week's inspiration... This one spoke to me, and I'll admit I'm not much of a Hemingway fan. I do, however, write character-driven novels. And I strive to make all … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links