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”

INKTOBER: Rip

October is INKTOBER! INKTOBER is a drawing prompt challenge that takes place during the entire month of October—just for fun. Look for a drawing and a story each Friday. Are you INKTOBER-ING? Drop a line in the comments about where you’re sharing your INKTOBER prompts. Today’s Prompt: Rip Super Dumpty Origin Story

The Story Behind M.L. Tarpley’s “Maylie and the Maze”

K.A.:M.L. Tarpley is on the blog today talking about her new release, Maylie and the Maze—a middle-grade fiction story aimed at readers in grades 3-7. Welcome, M.L.! Before we launch into all the behind-the-scene fun, tell us about Maylie and the Maze. M.L.:Maylie and the Maze is middle grade realistic fiction and the first bookContinue reading “The Story Behind M.L. Tarpley’s “Maylie and the Maze””