Story Research: Tree Rings and Daughter Universes

Every day, we decide on a course of action. Get out of bed. Take a shower. Go to work. Or maybe not. Some decisions we may even wonder if we made the right choice. Especially when those decisions change our life or the life of someone we love. But have you ever wondered if thereContinue reading “Story Research: Tree Rings and Daughter Universes”

10 Common Formatting Mistakes

Professional book interiors require more than software. Typesetting is the arrangement of text and images for publication, commonly known as formatting. It’s an art form that requires knowledge and experience. Software applications like Word, Vellum, and Amazon’s Kindle Create do offer indie publishers DIY alternatives, but even the best ones don’t prevent mistakes. If youContinue reading “10 Common Formatting Mistakes”

Preparing for Anything

Are you a planner? Occasionally, I lose myself to planning and organizing. It isn’t something I’d include on a list of of things I like to do. But there’s a certain level of comfort and contentment that comes because of it. Its quiet joy instills the feeling of knowing what’s expected and excitement for what’sContinue reading “Preparing for Anything”

A Prayer for All

Will you join me in prayer today? I am a follower of Christ first. I strive to follow His lead: to honor God’s commands, to love even those who hate me, and to share the gospel—the story of Christ and His sacrifice in order that all might be saved. But I am also still human.Continue reading “A Prayer for All”

Midnight Sun

From August 3rd to August 16th, I’ll be participating in Story Embers’ Support the Writing Community Challenge. (Use the link to visit their website to learn more and join in.) #SupportTheWritingCommunityChallenge Midnight Sun is here! Several years ago, Stephenie Meyers began writing a version of the first Twilight book from Edward’s perspective. But when itContinue reading “Midnight Sun”