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Blessed by Amazing Artists

Dragon Eye - discarded Dragons

I am continually blessed by the amazing people I get to work with as I'm putting together another book. I've mentioned Justin's gorgeous work on the cover and Darren's invaluable help with editing. Now I get to give you a tease of the artwork inside the book. If you're familiar with Quaking Soul, you've seen… Continue reading Blessed by Amazing Artists

Let’s Talk Details Part 2

The instructions from IngramSpark and KDP for formatting a book can be confusing to say the least. If it weren't for other self-publishers posting about their own experiences concerning what worked and didn't work for them, I truly believe I wouldn't be where I'm at today in my publishing journey. The least I can do… Continue reading Let’s Talk Details Part 2

Let’s Talk Details Part 1

Formatting - Discarded Dragons

Every time I work on a book, I find out new things about formatting. It keeps me humble. As I know I'm not the only one who self-publishes out there, I try to share the tidbits I glean. So, you've been warned, this post is going to go into the nitty gritty about formatting a… Continue reading Let’s Talk Details Part 1

Hopelessly Hopeful’s Quaking Soul Review

So I tried to reblog this from Mollie's site and for some reason it didn't work. I apologize if I'm simply being blond and this posts twice. Mollie over at Hopelessly Hopeful posted a wonderful Review of Quaking Soul yesterday and I'd love to share it. Plus it helps Mollie get some visibility as well… Continue reading Hopelessly Hopeful’s Quaking Soul Review

Dragon Inspiration

Steampunk Dragons Set

There's this meme running around. I don't know who to credit for the meme or I'd mention it, but I do appreciate the sentiment. It's so incredibly true. There are times something will catch my attention - a crazy twisted tree or an accent or even a smell, especially when the trees are blooming -… Continue reading Dragon Inspiration

Rough Hunger

Bread - Adventure story

Note: After an adventure has run its course, I collect the posts together so readers don’t have to jump around the blog to re-read the story. Originally this spanned a month’s time, posting each Thursday and continuing according to how readers voted in the comments. The comments you see at the end now are therefore… Continue reading Rough Hunger

Never a Solo Project

Editing Screen - Discarded Dragons

I believe it was Stephen King who wrote about writing your first draft with the door shut. It's a time to let all the messy imagination in your brain splatter onto the page. But there comes a time when you have to open the door because you can't publish without the help of others. I've… Continue reading Never a Solo Project

What Do You Put On That Back Cover?!

Discarded Dragons Back Cover Topper

In the past, I’ve found the cover blurb for my books to be one of the hardest things to write. My brain always wants to cover sooo much, share sooo much, and there’s just not enough space to work with! Many would argue the practice in being concise is good for me. I would—grudgingly—agree. When… Continue reading What Do You Put On That Back Cover?!