Encouragement – This is just a post where I share a bit about the challenges of raising special needs kids, and following your dreams, even when it’s hard.
Shiny Happy People…Or not - Flawed characters and how to deal with them.
Getting Down to the Truth – Finding your character’s real, in depth conflict
Making the Hard Choices – Getting the emotional pay-off, even when it’s hard!
One Girl’s Thoughts on Unpredictability - Making your MS unpredictable…without making it (or you!) insane.
Don’t Let the Beginning End You – Beginnings that will hook a reader (or editor!)
Writing for Presents: Heroines – Creating an interesting heroine who rises above cliches
Writing for Presents: Heroes – Creating a hero who rises above cliche
Writing for Presents: Conflict and Escaping Cliche – Pretty much what the title says it is.
What’s it Gonna Be, Neo? – The rabbit trail of conflict
Daily Affirmations for the Insecure Writer – Get your affirmation on
Alpha Smart – Writing and loving the Alpha Male
Building a Character – Creating convincing, three dimensional characters
Oooh, That’s Not Sexy – A post about sex scenes where I use very sketchy words
More Things I’ve Learned – A handy Maisey List of Things I Have Learned Since Being Published
Onion Parfait – My infamous post about layers. With layers in them. It’s layery.
Molding the Manuscript – on shaping and fine tuning a MS to give it that extra something special
Emotion is the Same – emotion across genres
The Sex Between the Lines – tension and build up
Your Voice – on trusting your voice and what makes you unique
The Most Important Thing – preserving your creativity and your writing time
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Black Moments – Making the All is Lost Moment matter!!!