I'm writing a paranormal women's fiction, or suburban fantasy called, Eastside Hedgewitch. The project idea came to me when I was blue over my decision to shelve Scavengers of the Starsea. I dropped the latter project because the POV characters were all of Afro-Latinx descent. I love the story and started writing it because my … Continue reading Eastside Hedge Witch: A (Sub)urban Fantasy – Excerpt from Chapter One
The council didn’t waste time. As soon as Micah joined his husband out in my back garden, Gabriel got to the point. We voted to free the cryptids with the stipulation that they had to report to Gabriel if the demon sought them out. We also voted to trap the crossroads demon and find out … Continue reading Eastside Hedge Witch: A (Sub)urban Fantasy –Excerpt from Chapter Twenty-Seven
“This is Micah and Shawn, my neighbors. I hope you guys don’t mind, but my boyfriend Gabriel and some new and old friends are joining us,” I say loudly enough so the council can hear. I put on what I hope is a welcoming smile. After the whole ordeal in the pocket universe, I totally … Continue reading Eastside Hedge Witch: A (Sub)Urban Fantasy–Chapter Twenty-Six
The short answer is there's no one way to write a book. The variance of style and plot depend on genre and then there are those who subvert those plots intentionally. That's what happens when you have a bunch of creative thinkers making up stories.I'm not going to get into the structure of a novel. … Continue reading Questions that Come up in Social Media Writing Groups: How Do I Write a Book?
We settle into chairs. My dining table seats eight. I sit at the head of the table since it’s my house and where I usually sit anyway, Gabriel to my left, Princess taking the seat next to him. Lucinda sits to my right and the two of us pass out coffee and donuts around the … Continue reading Eastside Hedge Witch: A (Sub)Urban Fantasy–Excerpt from Chapter Twenty-Four
Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash For whatever reason, time, money, living situation, etc. not everyone can go to school and get a masters in creative writing. Does this mean you have to give up on your dream to become a writer?Absolutely not. What it does mean is that you must dedicate time and effort, and have to … Continue reading How to Become a Better Writer without an MFA in Six Ridiculously Hard Steps
The sex scene that wasn't. While I write a (sub)urban fantasy with a romantic subplot, I'm aware that there's this little line between urban fantasy and paranormal romance where you lose one readership or the other. It all has to do with plot and how the story is crafted. A paranormal romance is a story … Continue reading Eastside Hedge Witch: A (Sub)urban Fantasy –Excerpt from Chapter Twenty-Three
An androgynous voice sneaks into my subconscious. “This is the last of my line? There’s so little of me in her.” Disappointment and magic of the fae variety drip from every word. Like water dripping from a faucet onto my forehead, the voice tap, tap, taps on my sleep-addled brain, pulling me out of my … Continue reading Eastside Hedge Witch: A (Sub)urban Fantasy — Excerpt from Chapter Twenty-two
Every writer has to start somewhere right? There those of us out there that's never written a novel and don't know the process at all. Want to know why? There is no secret formula to writing. Yes. You need a plot. Yes. You need character arcs, motivation, and theme, but there is absolutely no single … Continue reading Why Am I Posting Excerpts from a Rough Draft?
The were-nephilim folds his wings behind him and they disintegrate into smoke, absorbing into his back. Muscles shift and pop until he appears completely human. Gabriel props himself against the wall and makes a come hither motion with his fingers. I arch an eyebrow. A real laugh rumbles in his chest. “You can lean against … Continue reading Eastside Hedge Witch: A (Sub)urban Fantasy — Excerpt from Chapter Twenty-one
Photo courtesy unsplash.com We come to a cottage that slouches as if it’s as disappointed in how much it’s in disrepair. It makes no sense that a brownie would live in such a place, but Rhiannon is barely fae. She leads us around back where we find cages hanging from trees that seem to be … Continue reading Eastside Hedge Witch: A (Sub)Urban Fantasy — Excerpt from Chapter Twenty