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Spring Break Writing Life
Spring Break Writing Life(Listen with AI Audio)Dear Reader,Before you think I visited the Pacific Northwest for my vacation, allow me to explain the totem pole. Salvatore LeClerq.Shaking your head? Lost? So was I. I planned on spending my week off fr...
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March Writing Dreams
March Writing Dreams(Listen with AI Audio)It's 9:15 PM on a Friday night in early March as I stare at my screen typing this post. My toasted bagel is half eaten on the plate beneath the desk lamp next to a cup of hot chai tea with cream. It'...
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Golden Handcuffs
Golden Handcuffs(Listen With AI Audio)Dear Reader,This is a look at a seriously hard truth in the behind-the-scenes world of this indie author. I usually joke about things on the blog and look at my author's journey through a comic lens. Not thi...
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The Beginning
The Beginning(Listen with AI Audio)For all readers,Especially anyone who is new to the dream or has only recently stumbled over my craziness. This is my forum for insanity. Here is where I admit all the crazy truths about my author’s walk. Even if th...
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Promotion and Marketing - What's the Difference?
Promotion and Marketing- What's the Difference?(Listen with AI Audio)A Romantic AffairCan you breathe it? The dust flitting on the breeze from the cover being lifted.The ink saturating a yellowing parchment.The glue holds a faint trace of long d...
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The Great Slow Down
The Great Slow Down(Listen With AI Audio)Dear Reader,Happy New Year!Before you ask, no. It's not one of Bushyasta's dreaded slug minions. Don't worry. My keyboard won't melt away beneath acidic slime. I couldn't resist. The f...
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Tiger Blogging
Tiger Blogging(Listen with AI Audio)Dear Reader,I want to dedicate this post to blogs and newsletters. They have become an essential component of the ever-expanding experience that is the Draoithe Saga. As writing and publishing the Draoithe Saga tal...
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A Tiger's Social Media
A Tiger's Social Media(Listen with AI Audio)Social Media. Social media is a great way to promote stories and find an audience. Building a following on social media platforms is a viable promotional tool. Using Social media for paid advertisement...
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Pure Indie Author, What Does It Require?
Pure Indie Author, What Does It Require? (Listen with AI Audio)Dear Reader,As many of you know, I'm pure Indie. It's a one-woman, err... tiger, show. I write my stories. I build my covers. (That's why they don't look like airbrush...
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Publishing: Wide versus Exclusive
Publishing Wide versus Exclusive(Listen with AI Audio)   I’ve explained how I learned to self-publish. I originally published wide, meaning that my books were on multiple platforms. So I set out to learn it all. (That’s an enormous task.)  I didn’t...
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Reader Influence
Reader Influence(Listen with AI Audio)Before you get to thinking that this is about research into niches or writing to meet audience demands, allow me to inform you it's not about that stuff at all. I understand some people can find the pulse of...
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Deleted Scenes: An Interview
Deleted Scenes, An Interview(Listen with AI Audio)Dear Reader,I recently did an interview with Feed my Reads. (you can view the original here.) You can find Feed my Reads here, or just Google them, but you should seriously check them out. I love what...
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Aug. 12, 2022 Anomalies in the Dream
Anomalies in the Dream(Listen with AI Audio)Dear Reader,If you're seeking information on the reasoning behind how a chaotic pantser writer self-publishes, you have landed in the right spot. If you guessed that the publishing is as chaotic as the...
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August 5, 2022 Organizing Chaos
Organizing Chaos(Listen with AI audio)Dear Reader,Imagine crazy characters pestering you to write their story and dropping bits on you constantly. You have to interpret those bits and hike through previous bits to be sure you have it all right. That&...
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July 29, 2022 Chaotic Character Building
Chaotic Character Building(Listen with AI Audio)Dear Reader,If you've checked out my blog posts in the past, it will come as no surprise to you that I build characters in a rather chaotic manner, much the way I write. Often, the scene involving ...
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