The Nitty-Gritty of Alen’s War

Here it is: the Big Blog Post about my upcoming novel, Alen's War. And this one will be fun. Let's begin with the updated blurb. Which is probably the strangest word in the English language. This is likely the version that will end up on the back of the book, but suggestions are welcome before I finish the final cover design: … Continue reading The Nitty-Gritty of Alen’s War

Why I Wrote an Encyclopaedia (and Maybe You Should, Too)

Okay. I promise we will have a real post in a few seconds, but first things first. I have gotten this question way too many times, and now I have to clear it up: Yes, Elkay and Kylo have the same surname. No, that was not intentional on my part. I don't know about J.J. Abrams. Get … Continue reading Why I Wrote an Encyclopaedia (and Maybe You Should, Too)

In Which I Reveal a Title, Plot, and Characters

Life struck last week, and by life I mean wisdom teeth surgery, clep tests, and some form of head cold. Maybe it's time for a nice easy update. Oh, I know- how about a writing update? This is a writing blog, after all, and I did promise to write blog posts about my works-in-progress. So … Continue reading In Which I Reveal a Title, Plot, and Characters

MBTI: How It Can Help Your MC

Note: If you are unfamiliar with MBTI - the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - or missed Part 1 of this series, click here. Once you've read that, this post will make much more sense! Once upon a time, there was a young author named Hannah who never had any struggles with characterization. She had in her head … Continue reading MBTI: How It Can Help Your MC

MBTI: The Good Kind of Four-Letter Words

I feel that the time has come for an explanation. Characterization is a strong suit of mine, as you might have guessed from reading my very first post, and even beyond my writing, I have a fascination for how people think. Therefore, when I discovered a tool called MBTI that shows how different people are … Continue reading MBTI: The Good Kind of Four-Letter Words