Week In Review: March 11th

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round-up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more. If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube: Join me for my productivity live stream, Sundays at 4:30 EST. Come join a productivity sprint or two, or eat some snacks, (maybe both). You do you.

On Twitch: You can also join the live stream here.

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube:

  • The Nuts & Bolts of ChaptersI’m talking all about chapters! What do chapters do for a novel? What does a chapter need to do? The 2 main types of chapters, managing tension, & How you can learn this stuff.

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):

  • The Nuts & Bolts of ChaptersI’m talking all about chapters! What do chapters do for a novel? What does a chapter need to do? The 2 main types of chapters, managing tension, & How you can learn this stuff.

Upcoming Events:

April 29th-May 1st, you can find me at RavenCon in Richmond, VA. (3rd try’s the charm!)

May 27-30th, I’ll be back at Balticon in Baltimore, MD.

July 8-10th will be my return to Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

What I’ve Been Reading:

Star Father by Charlie Holmberg

In a heavenly war, the moon is prevailing…

It happens in an instant, filling Aija with dread: the Sun is suddenly cast from the sky, throwing the Earth into midday darkness. On the fourth day of endless night, Aija finds an unconscious man by the river. His skin is as hot as her lantern’s glass and just as golden. To Aija, a farmhand with the soul of an artist, this beautiful stranger is an inspiration—and a mystery. He calls himself Saiyon. He bleeds light. His friends are celestial. His enemies, godlings of the moon.

Between Aija and Saiyon, attraction grows warmer. For Aija, an unfathomable revelation: she’s falling in love with the earthbound Sun God. When Saiyon’s faltering powers are restored to full glory, what then? There’s a way Aija can become immortal, too. Saiyon can’t support such a risk.

Aija chooses to follow her heart to places darker and more dangerous than she realizes. Whatever sacrifices lie ahead, they’re the only way to make an impossible true love last forever.

And I reread several of the Anita Blake books by Laurell K. Hamilton.

New Works By Previous Guests:

From Poppy Kuroki, a novelette:


Langley is a valued assassin in the Black Diamond’s guild of mercenaries and spies. But what of his life before?

Sixteen-year-old Langellus is the son of the famous obilin dance master and travelling performer, Zosar von Madan. His days involve endless training in this intricate form of masked dance, his nights watching carnivalia performances both for the affluent and the poor.

When an assassin invades the camp and attacks the obilin master, Langellus vows to find out who tried to kill his father, and why. What does the Goddess of Death have in store for Langellus? Will he find Zosar von Madan’s would-be killer before it’s too late?

Discover Langley’s thrilling origin story, set eight years before Oath, and his journey from masked performer to deadly assassin.

And Cas E Crowe‘s

The Four Revenants (The Wayward Haunt Series Book 2)

A girl with a morbid ability…

Zaya Wayward is a necromancer on the run. Pursued by the United League of Dissent and hunted by the Haxsan Guard, Zaya is uprooted from the Tarahik Military Base and sent into hiding in Scarmouth. Bordered by lush rainforest and golden sands, the coastal village should be a utopia, but a gruesome incident transpires on the beach one evening—a ritual that demands the sacrifice of many lives.

All Zaya wants to do is find her friends and rescue Captain Jad Arden, the man she loves, but something deadly is woken by the ritual. The Four Revenants—the bringers of the apocalypse—hunger for Zaya’s blood. Dragged into a nightmarish landscape, Zaya makes a perilous journey through dense jungle and forested mountains in an attempt to survive, but is she running away from danger, or straight into its arms?

With her friendships near breaking point and loyalties stretched thin, could Zaya’s pursuit for Jad destroy everything and everyone she trusts?

Picture(s) of the Week:

I got back in the shop and made some progress on my intarsia wood dragon. (My first intarsia project, following a pattern.) Working on shaping the knee. Next up? The face.

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