• Author Interview: Samantha Heuwagen, Dawn Among the Stars

    Book, tea cup, and fairy lights

    Samantha Heuwagen’s debut novel, Dawn Among the Stars, released May 21st, 2018. A therapist, activist, blogger, and author, Samantha combined her feminist ideologies, mental health expertise, and love for science fiction to craft a compelling novel about life, love, and humanity’s place in the universe. The book, which tells the story of three young humans…

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  • Hiring a Professional Editor

    I have several posts about self-editing, and I even launched this ebook about self-editing, but it’s important to remember that self-editing is not a replacement for professional editing. Besides their formal education and professional training, editors understand the intricacies of language and the nuances of editing. Editing is more than cleaning up grammar and typos, and…

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  • Developing a Writing Routine

    I recently wrote about being a productive writer, and part of productivity is having a routine. Maybe you want to write the next Great American Novel, or be the next big blogger, or do something that requires you to write. Maybe you feel like it’s a lot of work. That’s because writing is a lot…

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  • RavenCon 2018 RoundUp

    RavenCon 2018 Roundup

    Hello! Can you believe it’s almost the end of April? Just a few months ago, January felt like a year of its own, and now we’re entering the fifth month of 2018. Life is busy, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. Last weekend, I attended RavenCon 2018 both as an editor and a nerd.…

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  • How to Be a Productive Writer

    How to Be a Productive Writer

    Hi, writer! How’s your writing life going? Like, how’s it really going? I’m asking because I know things can be tough to stay on track and be productive. If your writing life isn’t going the way you want it to, things can feel out of whack and out of balance. I know how that feels.…

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  • Six Worldbuilding Basics for Speculative Fiction

    6 Worldbuilding Basics for Speculative Fiction

    This month’s blog post is devoted to worldbuilding basics. If you’ve poked around the site, or if you follow me on social media, you probably know my work focuses on science-fiction and fantasy novels. As a result, I spend my days immersed in other worlds and universes dreamt up by some amazing authors. Truth be…

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