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Kibbles and Bits (Of Flesh): A Short Story Based on Kendall Bailey’s “Sled Dogs”

Kibbles and Bits (Of Flesh): A Short Story Based on Kendall Bailey’s “Sled Dogs”

About Sled Dogs (Buy it here!) When Alia’s heads to southern Alaska to join her father for her summer break, she expects to spend some quality time with him and his rowdy sled dog team. But Alia’s vacation turns into a nightmare when the entire dog sled team escapes the kennel–and…

VIDEO: Why I Like Short Stories and Flash Fiction–And a Few Writing Tips!

VIDEO: Why I Like Short Stories and Flash Fiction–And a Few Writing Tips!

Hey, everyone! It’s been a little bit since I have shared a vlog with you, but here I am. In honor of our blog tour we’re putting together over at The Short Story and Flash Fiction Society, I wanted to put together a video talking about why I enjoy short…

VIDEO: Tips for Building Believable Characters

VIDEO: Tips for Building Believable Characters

If you’ve ever struggled creating characters, well… you’re in the same boat as the rest of us. It’s difficult to build good, believable characters, isn’t it? Thankfully, I have some tips for you to try. If you’re already an advanced writer, maybe these will seem too generic. In that case, skip to the end so you can see my cats. If you’re willing to try a few things though, have a watch :)

Writerly Wit Episode 2: How Authors Can Manage Social Media

Writerly Wit Episode 2: How Authors Can Manage Social Media

http://media.blubrry.com/writerly_wit/p/content.blubrry.com/writerly_wit/WW-Ep-2.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:35 — 21.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Being an indie author is hard. You need to be disciplined in order to be prolific. You need to market yourself. Aggressively. And you need to manage your time wisely. It can be…

On Overcoming the Fear of Writing

On Overcoming the Fear of Writing

It crept in and settled there, waiting, never leaving, not even if I was successful. That damn Impostor Syndrome. I felt like I’d always get turned down for everything, and if I didn’t, there must be some mistake or they couldn’t find anyone better, or it was just a one-time thing and I shouldn’t get used to feeling hopeful. If I wasn’t spending my time trying to convince myself to just get over my fears and make art already, I was chewing my fingernails because I’d made art but it probably wouldn’t be good enough.

It was bad. And sometimes, it still is. But I want to tell you how I improved–and how you can, too.