Posts Tagged "Tips"


Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)

Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)


Posted By on Sep 27, 2017

The act of juggling life and everything it throws at me can feel like catching the tail of a cat in one hand and the blade of a knife in the other. Working on more than one project may be inevitable, but the end result will never be successful if I’m not willing to concentrate and make the best of a stressful situation. I’m not a fan of multitasking. In the moment, there’s a thrill that comes with deadlines and...

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Finding Your Finish Line

Finding Your Finish Line


Posted By on Apr 22, 2017

After running what felt like a marathon, I’ve finished my latest rough draft. The words poured out of me for three months like sweat. And, Friday evening I brought the first novel, in a three-book series, to a satisfying close. A few days before my personal deadline, it was as if the finish line came into view and I started sprinting. My fingers felt the burn.   Taking a few deep breaths over the weekend, I rested up. I...

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UtopYA Con 2015 Kallie-Style

UtopYA Con 2015 Kallie-Style


Posted By on Jun 15, 2015

This week UtopYA Con is on like Donkey Kong, and I’m excited to see old friends and make new ones! There are some great panels I’m looking forward to attending, including two that I’ll be moderating. I’m giving away book swag on Friday, and signing Descent and Defend on Saturday. Plus, the UtopYA Con Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday evening. It’s going to be one jam-packed, fun-filled week! Here are...

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Yes, I meant But-man! I’m sure you’d prefer Butt-man, BUT today I want to talk about conjunctions and other writing tools that have played a big part in my writing. I’m an English teacher, and there’s no way that part of me will ever not be in my writing. To be honest, I’m not perfect. My students can tell you. The rules are always changing, and the most prolific authors are known for pushing, if not...

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Captain American is slowly growing to be my favorite Avenger. He wasn’t an obvious favorite for me at first. Tony Stark is a smart guy that can make me laugh, Bruce Banner is a brooding genius that I want to help, Hawkeye is (spoiler alert!) a loving husband and father that can’t be my favorite anymore (it just feels wrong), Black Widow is who I want to be when I grow up, and Thor is Thor. Your favorite might be obvious,...

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