Update: New Year, New Author Rescue!

Hi everyone!

If you’re new here, welcome! For those of you returning after my hiatus, welcome back! There have been some site changes, so I wanted to use the first post of 2022 to give everyone a run down of what’s where and why. Let’s get started!

New Posting Schedule:

Throughout 2022, I’ll be releasing new content every Monday. I’ve planned out the whole year, and it’ll include blog posts but also a few workshops! I’ll give more details on those when we get closer, to let you know how to view and interact with them.

New Homepage:

A running list of blog posts is the new homepage, so when this posts it’ll be the most recent and show up at the top of the list. I figured it would be easier for everyone to find content if it’s all on the landing page instead of a separate blog page. Which brings us to…

New Categories:

I’ve reworked all of the existing content on this site, and will be sorting new content, into nine new categories.

  1. Updates: like this post, this category will be for everything related to the site as a whole. This includes information about upcoming workshops and other news that impacts you as a reader.
  2. Workshops: this is where the workshops will live for easy access to anyone interested. The plan is to release a video, including audio and a transcription for easy access wherever you are.
  3. Author 101: these posts will include advice for aspiring authors, sort of a wide angle view of the processes I’ve seen successful authors use. Everything from listening to music while writing, to dealing with writer’s block, to how to sell your universe before you start writing.
  4. Storytelling: these posts will be about, you guessed it, the art of storytelling. Posts will include things like differentiating between horror/terror/suspense, addressing what show vs tell really means, and uses for cliffhangers depending on your chosen genre.
  5. Questions Lists: these lists will include things like “questions to ask for your fantasy novel” vs “questions to ask for your science fiction novel” and even “questions to ask your beta readers.” I wanted a place to share my freelancing experience so that you can ask the right questions of the right people for the best writing success as an author.
  6. Marketing Your Book: these posts will be about what I know of the publishing industry, and include advice from me and resources for further research.
  7. Poetry: these posts will include all kinds of poetry, including formal structures like sonnets and villanelles, and informal structures like prose and spoken word poetry. They will be geeky, and I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.
  8. Career Writing: these posts will be geared more towards writing as a freelancer or in another professional venue, with advice based on my freelancing career so far. They will include different kinds of career niches for your consideration, and outlets for submitting your writing for publication.
  9. Working From Home: lastly, these are posts about my experience working from home with tips and tricks to help streamline your workspace for peak productivity without burnout.

Those are the major changes, and if you have any questions then feel free to comment on this post and I’ll try to answer them as best I can. Here’s to a successful new year for us all, and thanks for sticking around. Until next Monday, keep writing!


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