Writing Redneck

The Detail in Language

There are dozens of ways to write and dozens (hundreds?) of people offering advice about the subject. But what does it really boil down to? Well, I tend to think it depends on what drives the individual. An outdoors-man who writes may draw inspiration from peaceful, natural settings. He may look at a tree, dead for twenty years and see some kind of beauty in its decay that fuels a story, a scene, a metaphor, or really just about anything. A writer on the corner of a New York intersection or inside a coffee shop may see something spectacular in the hustle of the ever noisy city.

But for me, inspiration, drive, entertainment, and my own edification comes in the form of something we use every day. Continue reading

Writing news.


Well no mind-blowing news or fantastic updates this time. Just a really happy author enjoying her first book review. I found it today on Amazon and wanted to share it with everyone because, yes, it speaks very highly of my work.

The Stones of Caron is a delightful read featuring elves, dwarves, dragons, and basically every fantasy creature you can think of. The book focuses on Earia, the queen of elves, who fights against an enemy she believes she created, and Fillip, a former boy who holds the one thing that can save the elves from their enemy. It packs a lot of content, and the plot is fast-paced and entertaining from the start.

Earia was my favorite character. She was fiesty, stubborn when needed, intelligent, and not afraid to do what she had to do. Her personality changed and developed throughout the book and by the end, she was a lot stronger than she’d been at the start, but still equally engaging.

The author masterfully combines several elements like elves, dwarves, prophecies, magic, adventure, and crafts a tale that kept me on the edge of my seat. If you enjoy fantasy, you have to give this book a try. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

As always if you have read my book, enjoyed it, and would like to help out an author, please write me a review on Amazon. It would be much appreciated.

Writing news.

Guest Post

European Geeks Publishing sponsored me in June on a blog tour. Today, I have a guest post on their blog. Go check it out: http://europeangeeks.com/2015/07/10/guest-post-editing-from-a-writers-perspective/

I wrote about what the editing process was for me for my first book, The Stones of Caron.

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Remember, its available on Amazon, Kindle, and Createspace.