Guest Post: Swords and Magic and Intrigue, Oh My by Lee James

Lee James is on the blog today. She’s the author of Casket Case, Sweet Honesty, and the recent Christian fantasy release Azriel. Lee’s kindly offered to share some insight into her creative journey and the characters of Azriel. Please welcome Lee James! I’ve always been a huge fan of the fantasy genre. Swords and intrigueContinue reading “Guest Post: Swords and Magic and Intrigue, Oh My by Lee James”

The Shoals Writers Guild

***Rescheduled to August 21.*** The Shoal Writers Guild of Florence, Alabama has invited me to speak at their meeting on June 26th! The Shoals Writers Guild is an educational guild for published authors and writers seeking publication. Each month, they host two speakers at their meeting: an author and a community professional. You can learnContinue reading “The Shoals Writers Guild”

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”