For Writers

To read about Raven’s writing process, click here or on Writing Process in the drop down menu.

To read Raven’s op-ed piece on NaNoWriMo, click here or on NaNoWha? in the drop down menu.

To see a list of recommended resources for writers (websites, books, conferences, etc.), click here or on Writing Resources in the drop down menu.

If you’re local to Seattle and looking for a writing/critique group, check out Magnolia Chapter One.

Flashback/FlashForward Guest Spot Details

Greetings! You’re here because I emailed or direct messaged you about a guest spot on my site. Here are the Flashback/FlashForward Guest Spot Details: In Flashback Friday, I’m looking at what Sci-Fi / Fantasy novels writers read as children/teens that impacted them as writers today. I’ve done 30 of these thus far, with a few …

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Review Policy

My Review Policy I’ve gotten to a point where I’m getting a lot of requests for reviews from other authors, often because they’ve seen that I left a book review on Goodreads or Amazon. I’m going to be very honest here– More than likely, I don’t have time to review your book. As a general …

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Raven says Guest Post Time

Guest Articles

A great way to promote your writing, books, and/or website is through guest blog spots on sites that may share fellow readers. I can blog three times a week from here on forever, but new posts bring fresh blood to the site. I love reading what other writers think. If you’re looking for a host …

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Writing Process

The Writing Process Many writers just getting their start like to investigate the writing process of other authors. It’s a great way to learn as well as figure out what works and doesn’t work for you in particular. I currently write full time. I’ve found that many who are just getting started, think that means …

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Dealing with Negativity Hemmingway Quote about writing


NaNoWriMo. That stands for National Novel Writing Month. The premise of NaNoWriMo is that writers and potential writers make a frantic dash to write 50,000 words of a novel in one month. The idea pits quantity over quality in an attempt to get people writing on a daily basis. Some authors love it. Others hate …

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Scrivener Saturday Split Screen

Writing Resources

Yes, it’s another list of great writing resources on the Internet. Hopefully you’ll find something new here to help you on your way! For ONLINE RESOURCES such as websites, articles, and software, click here. For the TOP 10 ESSENTIAL WRITING BOOKS list, click here. For GREAT WRITING BOOKS BY GENRE, click here. For ARTICLES ON …

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Two people talking comic book style

Magnolia Chapter One

Magnolia Chapter One began as six local authors from the Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia getting together to talk writing. From there, it evolved into a regular meeting critique group of nine. As the group met, we found more local authors who wished to join our critique group or make their own, but didn’t know how …

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