What is a Supernatural Thriller / Gaslamp Fantasy mashup novel?

Don’t you love sub-genres? Holy hell, I do! I love stories that have the guts to mash up several genres and thereby create something fresh. It’s a fun way to take familiar elements and shove them into new settings or explore interesting themes from new angles. We have no shortage of unique sub-genre mash-ups these…Continue reading What is a Supernatural Thriller / Gaslamp Fantasy mashup novel?

How to Write & Self Publish a Book — The Ultimate Guide

Writing and Self Publishing a book isn’t hard. In fact, it’s too easy, and that’s what trips most people up. Write some words, format it correctly, throw it on KDP, and you have a published book. The hard part’s doing it right. Quick Links Planning/Outlining Writing Editing Publishing Books Tools Recommended Blogs Recommended Podcasts In…Continue reading How to Write & Self Publish a Book — The Ultimate Guide

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater has written a near-perfect book with The Raven Boys, book one in her young adult series The Raven Cycle. At times dark and contemplative, others quietly magical, always engrossing. This is a story where you’ll constantly wonder what’s coming around the corner because anything is possible. My words are unerring tools of destruction,…Continue reading Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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Think creatively — Quantity leads to Quality

Lately, I’ve been listening to The Creative Thinkers Toolkit by Prof Gerard Puccio. It’s a great course which is making me think about creativity in new ways. One point I found particularly interesting was shared during the lecture Combining Opposites—Diverge, Then Converge. Puccio calls out two different mindsets that lead to heightened creative thinking: divergent and convergent thinking. Here are the…Continue reading Think creatively — Quantity leads to Quality