Reading had always been a passion of mine. By age six, I could chew through one or two chapter books per week. I was in the library so often that all the employees— from elementary through high school— called me by name. I can’t put into words what it was that drew me into the… Continue reading About Me
There’s just over eight days left in November which means eight more days to go in National Novel Writing Month, or Nanowrimo. Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram probably know that I forwent Nano in favor of editing my LGBT Romance Work in Tandem and searching for betas. (Want to… Continue reading NaNoWriMo is Over, Now What?
Please welcome romance author, Traci Wooden Carlisle! Intro: What’s your name, what do you write, where can readers find you on social media? And just for fun, if you could be any mythological being, what or who would you be? My name is Traci Wooden-Carlisle. I write Christian contemporary romance and romantic suspense. It’s all… Continue reading Author Interview: Traci Wooden-Carlisle
For another author interview, please welcome Cassie Shiels! My name is Cassie M. Shiels. I am a multi-genre author. I love to write both clean contemporary romance and Young Adult speculative fiction. I love reading multi-genre’s so it didn’t surprise me that I wanted to write in multiple genre’s too. My newest book is called,… Continue reading Author Interview: Cassie Shiels
Hi everyone and welcome back to Claerie’s Tales. I have some really big news to share with you guys this week, which is… *drumroll please* I will be attending my first ever writing conference this weekend, September 21 and 22nd 2018! I can’t even begin to explain to you all how excited I am for… Continue reading Big News!
Happy September everyone and welcome back to Claerie’s Tales! Today is Monday, September 3, Labor Day for those in the United States. In honor of that, I’m going to talk about some things I learned while working away on a retelling of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves for a fractured fairytale anthology coming out… Continue reading Top Tips When Writing for an Anthology
In the spirit of back-to-school, check out this post from The Nerdy Book Club! This seems like a list that should be written by Captain Obvious, right? Of course students should read whole books from beginning to end! But does that really happen at your school? Or does the workroom copier groan under the load… Continue reading Top Ten Reasons Students Should Read More Whole Books and Fewer Passages and Packets by Cari White — Nerdy Book Club
Check out this review of Marie Lu’s Legend! It was wonderful to see something truly original in dystopian than the usual books that flood the YA market. I see books all the time that claim to be the latest Hunger Games, but this book truly is similar without copying plot or mimicking characters. The world… Continue reading Book Review: Legend — Invisible World
Hi everyone! I just wanted to come on here and give you guys a quick update because I know my blogging schedule has not been up to it’s usual standards. There are three main reasons for that. I was published! An extended (and cleaner version of my short story “Prom Panic” was published in the… Continue reading Update!
Hello lovelies! I am back. I apologize for my sporadic posts lately, but I promise you I have a good reason. Actually a couple of them, but I will get into that in a post on Wednesday. For now, please welcome fantasy author Sarah Ashwood! Intro: What’s your name, what do you write, where can… Continue reading Author Interview: Sarah Ashwood!
Names are one of the most important aspects to creating characters, because how can you write a story about someone if you don’t even know what to call them? Sometimes, like with my current work in progress, names just come to you based on what you know about your cast. When I started writing Work… Continue reading Character Creation: The Etymology of Choosing Names