Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

How Do You NaNoWriMo?

Do you try to pants it out for the whole month of November?
Maybe you go for a storyboard approach?

At some point, you may be a little drained.

But in the end, we can fist bump like crazy since we'll be NaNoWriMo Rock stars!!

So, what do you do to NaNoWriMo?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

Elements of Untethered Realms


The authors of Untethered Realms have penned various short stories for each element, for each element is powerful alone.

But together, they bear a power beyond measure. So it is was humble heart that I share that we have joined the stories of each element into one single anthology for your reading pleasure.

Book Description: Enter our mysterious realms where the stories are as varied and
rich as the types of soil on this and other planets. Enchanted forests are knotted with
roots and vines. Dreaded paths take us through strange, unexplored places.
Investigate new worlds and houses frequented by ghosts. Come across witches and
wizards and an assassin tasked to kill Death.

Meet hot robots, hungry winds, and the goddess of chaos. Explore alien lands,
purgatorial realms, and a shocking place where people bury the living with their dead.
Encounter paranormal detectives, imprisoned dragons, dark demons, cursed jewels,
and handsome prophets. Search shifting worlds trapped in mirrors and a disturbing
future where a president aims to rid the world of Otherkind.
Experience a haunted journey on a riverboat, water sprites borne of pennies,
preternatural creatures, ancient serpents, and the Lady of the Lake who lurks in dark

From USA Today bestselling and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes
Elements of Untethered Realms, a supernatural compilation of the anthologies Twisted
Earths, Mayhem in the Air, Ghosts of Fire, and Spirits in the Water. These forty thrilling
tales feature authors Angela Brown, Jeff Chapman, Cathrina Constantine, Julie
Flanders, River Fairchild, Gwen Gardner, Misha/M. Gerrick, Meradeth Houston,
Graeme Ing, Simon Kewin, M. Pax, Christine Rains, Cherie Reich, and Catherine Stine.

Check it out:

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

IWSG - What is a Writer to Do?

Although I'm sure you didn't miss it, I wanted to take time today to point you to two places:
Hop around and give some blog love to other IWSGers on this first Wednesday of the month.
Make sure to check out the IWSG Anthology contest. The countdown is on and I don't want you to miss out on getting your submission in on time.

Will I be putting forth a submission?

Hmmm...we'll see. :-)

Now, for this month's question: How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?

It was a major life event that actually spurred me on to take writing a lot more seriously, and that was the birth of my daughter. It took a few years to grab hold of my courage and do something instead of just wishing.

Even now, though I'm not as active as I was a few years ago, writing remains an important part of who a I am.

  • Journaling is cathartic.
  • Tinkering with story ideas can be a fun distraction.
  • Facing a tough scene in a story reminds me of the strength I have to face the tough life moments that will come.

What about you?