• Creative Writing 101,  Fun,  Indie Author Life,  Writing World

    Finding That (kind of) Perfect Title

    So, NO REST FOR THE WICKED is not a unique title. It was just, “I like it. It’s a great fit. I’m going with it. I’m done.”┬áSome other titles I considered are “Legion” – the working title and “Taker of Lives” – which I really liked for about two minutes. I know. I’m a title genius. ­čśČ Sometimes coming up with the title is the hardest part of the writing process!! I have a story in the queue titled “Whisper.” My original working title was “The Shades of my Shadow.”┬áThat title was insulted. I didn’t think it was all that bad, and it was just placeholder title, but I did…

  • Announcements,  Work-In-Progress

    Pretty Puppet Theatre

    It’s been official for a little while now, but today is the official announcement of my next shiny idea!! (insert balloons and streamers here) ^_^ To refresh, I was choosing between two retellings and a trippy paranormal. Turns out, the trippy paranormal is also a retelling! When I chose it, I cracked open the story notes I had for it and VOILA – retelling. Kind of. So I got exactly what I wanted without even trying!!┬áAnd it was such a relief, too, because I was missing some important information for one of my characters, and there it was. ­čÖé┬áObviously, I hadn’t looked at the notes since I made them. Like,…

  • Writing World

    Alms for the Title-less

    aka #writerwoes – Am I right? Some people can come up with titles like it’s nothing. Me? Not so much. I walked around with a story for months in high school calling it “The Town of Ombre.” I’m not even joking. I picked “Sudden Fury” about two months after I finished the first edit. Yeah, I’m that horrible. Before I came up with the title for┬áChains of Destiny, it was called, “Ispartia: Land of Magic.” Ugh. But I thought about themes. And how my main characters both felt trapped in their individual roles. Then in the last third of the story, one of them says, “We all have chains to…