Hey Fairytale Feminista Readers! Just a quick post about my other site, booksbyilcruz.com. Check out my interview of fellow fantasy indie writer, Suzanne Rogerson. Suzanne is definitely someone to read especially if you're into epic fantasy and adventure. Enjoy!
Hello Readers! I'm excited to write that I was given the opportunity to participate in a guest post in anticipation of my fantasy novel, A Smuggler's Path, being released later this summer! Please take a moment to visit the website, The Once and Future Podcast, and then check out my post on their blog and … Continue reading My Guest Post on The Once and Future Podcast!
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald It was Fitzgerald's idea, but George Orwell gave it a name. Nothing better describes my feelings about fairy tales is doublethink. Doublethink … Continue reading I can doublethink, can you?
After taking some time to concentrate on my book, I've decided to revive my Fairytale Feminista blog. Come back soon to read new posts and find updates about my new book, A Smuggler's Path--coming this summer!
Dear readers, I admit that my site has become part of the blogging graveyard--that nebulous place that unattended blogs inhabit until its finally shut down or--more ominous--it remains forever, like a dark stain on your mythical permanent record there to taunt you with the memory of your inaction. In my defense, I started the blog … Continue reading Once Upon a Time…much later
As many of you know, Disney has my heart. It’s the kind of love that can withstand many missteps (like tarting up Merida for her princess unveiling, waiting way too long to give us diverse princesses, and making a meeting with the Frozen girls at Disneyworld a logistical nightmare for any parent). For quite a … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Confession
Old Mother Goose, When she wanted to wander, Would ride through the air On a very fine gander. Mother Goose had a house, ’Twas built in a wood, Where an owl at the door For sentinel stood. This is her son Jack, A smart looking lad. He is not very good, Nor yet very bad. … Continue reading Old Mother Goose
Sorry for the delay. Computers really do run our lives! The proclamation was read in kingdoms throughout the land and many sought out king. Dukes, earls, viscounts, and other noble personages came to the castle looking for a bride, but were instead handed a mystery. Try as they might, none could prove or disprove the … Continue reading Magic and Mayhem Part VI
The kind of post that will keep me sane when I participate in NaNoWriMo this year.
Yesterday Jami posted about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and I really hope you guys take her class because she is truly a gifted teacher. Today, I want to talk a little bit about what writers (especially new writers) can gain from NaNo.
NaNo Teaches Endurance
I remember years ago thinking, “Wow, if I could just write a thousand words a day, that would be AMAZING.” When I looked at professional authors, it was like watching a marathon runner—all the while knowing I couldn’t run a flight of stairs without requiring oxygen and possibly a defibrillator to restart my heart. I so struggled to get words on a page, and Lord help me if I saw something shiny.
Of course, after years of practiced discipline, I generally have a thousand words written by breakfast. When I fast-draft (which I do for all my books), my average is abnormally…
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Warning: I'm doing it again! To my great surprise I've been nominated for another award. I'm thrilled that my little dog and pony show is getting people interested enough to want to recommend my site to others. This one is called the Super Sweet Blog Award. Here are the rules: Thank the person who nominated … Continue reading Cupcakes should be real, but awards are nice, too