This helpful article by Helen Sedwick details ways for self-published authors to request permission to use lyrics in their novels. Click the link to learn more, future writers: How to Use Lyrics Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer By Helen Sedwick Whenever I speak at a conference, I ask who uses lyrics in their … Continue reading Using Lyrics in Your Novels
Thanks to Ridersofskaith, Blind Guardian is now on my playlist. I’m not much of a metal fan, to be honest, but the four songs below have led this author to begin investigating the genre. Blind Guardian’s softer folk songs generally hit the spot. (And they are inspiring, too!) Below are the four songs which strike … Continue reading Blind Guardian Playlist
Check out this article on the Carrington Event, readers: When the Northern Lights were so Powerful they Started Fires in Observation Equipment Sep 16, 2018 Reed Des Roches Auroras, also known as northern lights, are a phenomenon that causes brilliant and colorful lights that shine in the sky. The bright green and red glows can … Continue reading The Beauty and Danger of the Aurora Borealis
I love dinosaurs. No matter how far back in her memory this author delves, alongside the unicorns, dragons, and princesses, she finds dinosaurs. These enormous “thunder lizards” captured my imagination like no other animal on the planet. From Dinotopia to the televised series The Lost World of Arthur Conan Doyle, I could not get enough … Continue reading Jurassic Florida
This is the cover for Cirsova’s Summer Special, readers: No, your eyes are not deceiving you. My novelette “Halcyon” is the cover story for this special issue of Cirsova Magazine! It also inspired this glorious artwork (I am still in awe of this beautiful cover!). To be granted this privilege is a humbling honor. Once … Continue reading Bulletin: Cover Reveal
I am still on a posting hiatus, readers. Please enjoy Meg Dowell's article. Hopefully it will help you as much as it has helped me! Here’s What Happened When I Started Treating Writing Like a Game I am a completionist. Checklists are pretty much the only way I harness motivation to get things done. If going … Continue reading Reposted: Here’s What Happened When I Started Treating Writing Like a Game
Scientists have discovered that the Greenland shark – also known as the gurry or grey shark – may live to be four hundred years old. It may even have a longer lifespan than that. So far they haven’t been able to pin it down. But the oldest specimen they have is calculated to be either … Continue reading No Need for Dentures Here!