A BIG THANKS, and a little teaser

To be honest, I was really scared of putting up a public request for beta readers. I was fairly sure no one would want to invest their time & energy into beta-reading my first novel, except maybe for a friend or two. So I am immensely grateful for the many offers I've received! I can't believe how lucky I am. Especially since I know More...

THE DEEP LINK is finally ready for betas! Champagne for everyone!

VICTORY IS MINE

*corks fly through the roof* My first science-fiction novel is finally DONE! This is where I tap dance and jump through burning hoops to impress you — because I need your help. I need willing and able beta-readers to give me honest feedback, so I can trim and polish this novel to near perfection. And […]

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Opening Line Madness

I’m almost through with my mammoth MS revision, and now I face the horror pleasure of fine-tuning the first pages. More exactly, the opening line. It’s gotta bite. It’s gotta grab you by the throat and drag you into the story. It has to tickle your synapses and make sweet love to your curiosity, until you ache to know more. […]

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How to brainstorm your story idea into a working concept

Last time I shared my novel planning process with you, and promised I would look into the idea exploration part as well. We all have different ways to brainstorm and develop our creative ideas, and we use different tools to help us track our thinking (from Moleskin notebooks and napkins, to mind-mapping software  and spreadsheets). But at the core of […]

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Concept, Structure and Transformation – How to plan a novel

I’m almost finished with my revision of THE DEEP LINK – yay! But I’m so tired of working on the same thing for so long, I grind my teeth each time I open the document. So, to kick my writing spirits back into high gear, I already started working on my next novel. A standalone this time, in another […]

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