I know I've been pretty quiet on here, but not for nothing. I've been writing and have completed multiple drafts of projects, am putting together a horror anthology, and have been preparing to launch my Patreon. I will be posting dark fantasy, erotic horror, and slasher romance short stories, poetry, novellas, and serialized fiction on … Continue reading Patreon Lauch
My co-writer, C.M. Rosens has offered some wonderful insight on our joint project and all the co-writing process entails.
Writing is a collaborative process. Even if you write purely for yourself, you will be in dialogue with the world around you, your influences, other authors, and the context in which you write. No one can write anything in a vacuum.
There is already a lot of discourse on critique partners, beta readers, sensitivity readers, and content warnings, aimed at both improving an author’s work and improving their relationship with their readership. I’m not wading into this here. I am, however, going to talk about the process of co-writing a novella/novel with someone else, which I’ve often wondered about and thought was not for me… until this year.
My [Our] New Project
I’ve recently started co-writing a novella set in the Pagham-on-Sea universe. Pagham-on-Sea itself appears in one chapter, but the story as a whole is set in Brighton (the real place) in early 2016.
This came about after I…
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In celebration for From Ashes to Magic's release this upcoming Monday, I decided to dive into my files. Much to my joy, I found several deleted scenes from my short story in From Ashes to Magic, Life and Death. After going though them, I settled on my favorite bit that didn't make it to the … Continue reading From Ashes to Magic: Deleted Scene
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For today's post, I did something a little different. I interviewed a group of writers who consist of plotters (writers who outline) and plantsers (writers who both outline and write on the seat of their pants). Meet the first three writers, Ari, Rebekah, and Christy. (Feel free to click on their names here and in … Continue reading Stories of My Scribblings: Three Writers, Three Outlining Methods
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There's this bursting behind by my eyes. All I can do is write. My chest aches from the almost creative mania. All I can't do is write. My thoughts, my dreams... they ride on this. All I can't do is write. If I don't do this, how will I ever do anything else. All I … Continue reading Writing: a Poem
TRIGGER WARNING: If you're triggered by talk of Bipolar Disorder, binge-eating, or overworking, please skip this post. Dishes, laundry, and getting elbow-deep in the toilet. Staring at the wall and contemplating my existence seemed better than opening my word doc and getting to work on my manuscript. Sometime in early-mid 2018, I prepared to undertake … Continue reading Stories of My Scribblings: On Writing and Mental Health
Phantom Thirst is YA supernatural mystery that was born in a Twitter comment section about a stalkerish ghost, sexually confused vampires, and heroine who just can't even. The amazing Kate and I are writing a story that we've dubbed Signy and Sarah involving time travel, books, and an ex-shield maiden who is sincerely enchanted by … Continue reading My Semi-Secret WIPs and a Joint Project