Tag Archives: The Outlanders

Monday Musings: How I Started Writing — A Case Study of Dubious Worth, part IV

Continuing my series on how I came to be a professional writer . . . (Here are links to Part I, Part II, and Part III) When we left off last week, I had just received 1) an offer to … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Family, Fantasy, History, kids, Novels, parenting, Publishing, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monday Musings: How I Started Writing — A Case Study of Dubious Worth, part IV

Monday Musings: My Favorite Things!

We are in the midst of a rainy-soon-to-be-snowy weekend here, and I am thinking about my Monday Musings post, looking for something fun and cheery to write about. There are always world issues to address, and I have been up … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Music, nature, Novels, photography, Publishing, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monday Musings: My Favorite Things!

Another Stop on the Blog Tour

Overtelling, pointing out the already obvious, undermines our writing. In a sense, “Trust your reader” is another way of saying “Trust yourself.” Err on the side of telling too little. Let your story speak for itself. And if your Beta … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Fantasy, Novels, Publicity, Publishing, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Another Stop on the Blog Tour

Two Stops on the Blog Tour!

I’m pushing myself to take all sorts of creative chances, following bolder storylines and developing exotic characters. I’m writing leaner, sparser, the way I wish I’d written the old books. In short, I’m trying to make this next project something … Continue reading

Posted in Appearances, Business of publishing, Novels, Publicity, Publishing, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Two Stops on the Blog Tour!

Another Day, Another Post!

This bond allows them to draw on the power within the birds to heal, to do battle and protect themselves, and to cast a host of other spells. The birds themselves are characters in the stories, and to this day … Continue reading

Posted in Appearances, Business of publishing, Fantasy, nature, Publicity, Publishing, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Another Day, Another Post!

New Post, Old Stop on the 2016 Blog Tour

I didn’t want to change anything with respect to plotting, character, world building, magic, setting, etc. Quite the opposite: I wanted to be faithful to the original story. The LonTobyn books had — and still have — a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Appearances, Business of publishing, Fantasy, Friendship, Novels, Publicity, Publishing, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Post, Old Stop on the 2016 Blog Tour

Quick-Tip Tuesday: More on Self-Editing

This is still the work of an inexperienced writer. Comparing The Outlanders to the work I’ve done more recently, I still cringe a little at the habits of that younger me. But I also see growth, a writer beginning to … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Novels, Publishing, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Quick-Tip Tuesday: More on Self-Editing