Category: Writing

I Made a Mistake… and Now My Book Comes from the Future

I made a mistake. And it wasn’t a small one. I Couldn’t Believe It Earlier today, I’d been putting together an ebook for a short story that will be available for free to anyone who comes by my booth during the Edmonton Expo this weekend. It was when I copy-pasted my copyright text from Hidden in Sealskin and went to make the appropriate changes that I noticed it. Oh no. I opened back up the Hidden in Sealskin Scrivener file. I

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What is Spec Fic? <-- A Neat New Website!

Spec fic, aka speculative fiction is a term that apparently originated with Robert Heinlein in 1941, and which fills a much-needed lexical gap when talking about fiction genres. It’s a term that I thought a lot more people knew when I learned it, which has led to awkward exchanges of this variety: “What do you write?” “Speculative fiction.” *entire room stares blankly* On the days when I don’t feel like explaining myself, I’ve changed my reply to “mostly fantasy.” Which

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Two Sentences to Easier Copywriting (includes a video)

Occasionally, I do workshops on an online community called The Puttytribe. Back in May, while getting my Patreon page ready, I stumbled across a method that made copywriting a bizillion times easier for me. It was so exciting, I decided to do a workshop on it in the hopes that it would help others as well. Writers especially. It’s a pain in the butt trying to figure out how to talk about books effectively. How do you communicate to people

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Awful Story Outlines (That Made it into Stories), Part 2

Not too long ago, I shared all the actual outlines of the planned story arcs for Kara the Brave (my webcomic). Today, I thought it’d be terrible helpful/entertaining to share the outlines for some of my stories that are actually now published in their entirety. The Illuminated Heart To be entirely honest, I wrote the outline for this one after I’d started writing it. I know. I’m really, really bad at this. Here’s the outline: Part One: God Has Left Me

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How Canadian Literature Is Like Comfy Jeans (Lessons from #Theareads)

Anyone who’s actually read a lot of Canadian literature is probably looking at me right now, going “Thea… are you… are you okay?” Canadian literary fiction has this tendency to be really depressing. I get that. This isn’t about that. :P Up here in the Great White North (and, yes, we got snow this week where I live. In May. Lucky us), we get a lot of American media. Movies, TV shows, books. Heck, we’re all about just as informed

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Erica's Story (WIP title) | The Books of Bílo (WIP title) #1
First draft 29%
Hunter and Prey | White Changeling #3
First draft 100%
First round edits 0%

Grow Your Library

Hidden in Sealskin
The Illuminated Heart
Dreaming of Her and Other Stories
The Kitten Psychologist Tries to Be Patient Through Email
The Tree Remembers
Like Mist Over the Eyes
The Kitten Psychologist Broaches the Topic of Economics
The Kitten Psychologist
Plunged Ashore
The Kitten Psychologist Versus The Kitten's Owners