Drawing on the stories of the past is nothing new. Fairytales, legends, folktales, and mythologies have their hands in many stories across a variety of genres. Dracula, a personal favorite, has been adapted a thousand times and has come to practically define vampires in fiction ever since its creation. Beauty and the Beast has been … Continue reading Adapting Mythology – How I’ve Used ‘Telephone’ to Enhance Characters
CW: birth story and Covid-19 mention Everyone experiences pain in life. It's inevitable that life brings us stubbed toes, broken bones, break-ups, and loss peppered among the birthdays, desserts, weddings, and victories. The inspiration for this post comes from a recent experience of mine - the birth of my baby boy. While I have been … Continue reading When Things Don’t Go Right – Turning Pain into Art
Before getting into writing about polyamory, I feel I should probably explain what it is for those of you may be unfamiliar with this form of relationship. Simply put, polyamory is consensual non-monogamy, and this can take many forms. There are not many examples of polyamory in media and fiction – certainly not positive polyamory. … Continue reading Writing Polyamorous Characters in Romance
I've recently had two amazing things happen. I had a baby and not long after I signed a publishing contract! As such, I will be publishing my first ever novel. This leaves me with a dilemma. When I first started work on my story, I assumed I would need to use a pseudonym to hide … Continue reading To Pseudonym or Not to Pseudonym – 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding
A little sneak peek of a deleted scene! This is Setanta wooing his longtime partner, Marcelle. Enjoy, and leave thoughts in the comments! Setanta leaned forward, but instead of meeting her lips, he found her neck. He did not bite her, only planted light, slow kisses from the curve where her shoulder began, up … Continue reading Shall I Compare Thee to a Winter’s Night?