My editing business’ one year anniversary!

On this day last year, I launched Dragon Editing Services. And now, a short year later, my business is still going strong. I got my first client within a month. Soon, I was booked months in advance, and I still am. My year has been full of books, conferences, webinars, and more! I also have … Continue reading My editing business’ one year anniversary!

A reminder for writers: time edition

Writers—myself included—seem to stare at a clock, wondering if we're writing fast enough, if we're hitting our goals on time, etc. But we often forget that life isn't a race, and neither is writing. You are amazing whether you write five words or over a thousand words today. It doesn't matter how fast you get … Continue reading A reminder for writers: time edition

A poem of mine got published!

One of my poems got published with Sheila-Na-Gig, and it's up! I am one of eight poets chosen for the Under Age 30 section. You can check it out here. I had the first stanza stuck in my head while wandering around a Target back in 2020. I'm not sure where the words came from. … Continue reading A poem of mine got published!

Last push!

Today's the last push for NaNoWriMo! If you've already made it, congrats! Hitting 50,000 words is a huge deal. I hope you celebrate that accomplishment. If you're close, I believe in you! You can push those words out and reach the mark today. Even if something comes up, you'll find the time to push all … Continue reading Last push!

NaNoWriMo update —— #1

Time for a NaNoWriMo update! This year, I’m rewriting one of my high school novels, my second novel called Free. I haven't touched the Word file in almost ten years, and I barely remember the story. I didn't go back through and read it before NaNoWriMo. Instead, I’m writing it from scratch, creating new scenes … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update —— #1

Your friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—is about a month away. If you don't know what that is, here's a link to an explanation. It’s probably the writing community’s most productive time of the year. I usually get vague parts of a story together beforehand, but I want to plan my novel out some more this time. Here … Continue reading Your friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

7 of my favorite writing quotes

I thought today that I'd share some of my favorite writing quotes. Enjoy! A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.-Susan Sontag If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends): "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" Chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. … Continue reading 7 of my favorite writing quotes

Fantasy and sci-fi tips from an award-winning editor

I attended a Reedsy Live where Jonathan Oliver gave some wonderful tips for fantasy and sci-fi writers that I'd like to share. Some of these tips are for all genres though. What's a word count for fantasy and sci-fi? For adult fantasy, he mentioned the range to be about 130,000 to 250,000 words. Sci-fi landed … Continue reading Fantasy and sci-fi tips from an award-winning editor

Common writer mistakes #12

#12 — Not using plain language Recently, I've seen some writers try to up their vocabulary. It feels as if they’re opening a thesaurus and writing the words they find down. Some of these words include specific plant or animal names, scientific words, uncommon verbs, etc. Grackle. Fervent. Reveille. Ostentatious. Imbibes. But it's better to … Continue reading Common writer mistakes #12

Book review – I Would Leave Me If I Could (Spoiler Free)

The average baby weighs 8 pounds.I weighed 5.The average baby is 20 inches long.I was 14.And it was on my first day on Earththat I realized I didn't measure up, and I never would. Title: I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection of PoetryAuthor: HalseyGenre: PoetryPages: 144 pagesPublication date: November 10, 2020 I've … Continue reading Book review – I Would Leave Me If I Could (Spoiler Free)