The Ginger Villain

villains are people too

Month: October 2017

About NaNoWriMo from someone who knows

It’s five short days until the start of NaNoWriMo 2017. I have a feeling there are a lot of you thinking you might be into this ‘write a novel in a month’ business, and I have some words about that. As someone who has suffered the slings and arrows of writing 50,000 words or more […]

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Authorial Adventures

Last week I had an incredible time and I felt like I should share it here. If you’re new to the pro writing world, I advise you to seek out these kinds of experiences. On Thursday, Chuck Wendig, Fran Wilde, and Kevin Hearne came to Seattle for an event celebrating their new work hosted by The […]

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Someone Else’s Book: Serpent’s Sacrifice

From time to time here on this site I will share with you my thoughts on something new I’ve read. Today I kick off this feature with some words about Serpent’s Sacrifice, the debut novel from Seattle-area author Trish Heinrich. The first thing that I noticed in this book is the author’s mastery of descriptive […]

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About Process

Authors get asked somewhat often what the process of writing a book is like. The thing I’ve learned as an asker of that question is that it’s different for everyone– but it’s really reassuring to hear someone who’s had success with a process similar to your own.  So, because I’ve been asked, and because maybe […]

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Blights & Desires Update!

For those of you following along at home, I am pleased to announce that the final manuscript for Blights & Desires is finished. Coming in at a perfectly reasonable 101,929 words, it’s the longest single piece of fiction I’ve ever written. I will go into process in another post, but for now I am pleased […]

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