I’ve thought about writing this post multiple times. I decided against it each and every time. I’ll let you judge whether I should have kept my mouth shut. Imposter syndrome. That creeping feeling that you don’t belong, that you are a fraud, and that any moment someone will discover this and expose you. Perhaps you’ve experienced … More Some Thoughts on Imposter Syndrome
There’s this thing called a D-I-S-S-E-R-T-A-T-I-O-N in my life right now. (Shhh, we don’t say its name. Might wake the beast.) I’m nearly done, but it’s consumed most of my days for the last couple months, making it impossible to do any writing that isn’t academic. Did I say impossible?
Travis Peck is a fellow Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off author; our books are being read by the same reviewer/blogger. I thought it’d be fun to reach out and shine some light on Travis, his writing, and his book, RAVINOR, which you can find on Amazon. (Read about the SPFBO here.) So, first we need to exchange the … More Interview with Travis Peck
Someone recently asked me how I go about naming my characters, whether I find it difficult, whether the name or the personality comes first, whether I sacrifice weekly or quarterly to the name gods,* you get the idea. I think my answer to this has shifted over time. I used to agonize over a character’s … More Name: [fill in the blank]
“My character told me he certainly did not want to go on a date with his intended love interest.”** “My protagonist decided she had a fear of space-walking zombie rabbits, despite the fact that she single-handedly eradicated the emperor’s face-eating hellhounds.”** “My supposedly loyal warrior waltzed into the scene and said, in no uncertain terms, that he would, in … More My Characters Don’t Talk to Me–And I’m Okay With That