Hard Hunting: The Hospital Pt 2

Sharon’s Note: So, this series continues to be free therapy. Most of the hospital staff I’ve met have been wonderful and made my stay as good as possible, but being in the hospital sucks. There’s no getting around it. A good attitude helps though. Warning: Cameos from the first story. My hate for hospitals was …

Hard Hunting: The Hospital

Sharon’s note: So, I’d always kind of planned to write a few more stories with my hard hunting protagonist, and since I’ve been a bit of a writing dry spell, I figured it was a good time. Warning: Physical Therapists are wonderful people who have helped the author so much. They are also tough as …

How to Outline a Novel and Should You Even Bother?

James’s Notes: As I begin work on my novel, I want to talk about outlining. These are some lessons I’ve learned from my recent adventures in outlining, as well as what has worked for Sharon in the two novels she has drafted. Like all writing advice, take it with a grain of salt and do …

The Trials of Marrying a Vampire: Meeting His In-laws

Sharon’s Note: I got really lucky with the in-law lottery. Mine are awesome, but I’ve heard other people’s horror stories. Good or bad, it’s always unnerving when you meet your significant other’s family for the first time. Having them be a master vampire probably makes it worse. Probably. Warning: Scary people acting surprisingly normally. “This …

How to Take Make Sense of Confusing Writing Advice

James’s Notes: I sometimes think there are more people out there giving advice on writing than there are writers. As such, it can get terribly confusing. Especially when half the advice out there contradicts the other half. Here are a few thoughts to hopefully help you make sense of it. There is a ton of …

Writing and Mental Health: Maintenance

Sharon’s Note: Once again, this is based on my journey and observations. Your experience and mileage may vary. Warning: Any resemblance of the Author to a puppy of purely coincidental. Physically, I’m kind of stagnant. I do what I can, but it is what it is. Mentally, this takes a toll. I’ve had my share …