Archives: Rifts of Renjian series

Why You Wish You Were Born on the Solstice

When preparing to write my upcoming epic fantasy series, The Rifts of Renjian, I did a lot of research. Celestial workings matter because summer and winter children become magic wielders, or Enchanters. Children born in spring and fall (known as the Meridian seasons) have no magic powers. So I studied the seasons and how planetary bodies move.
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Announcing the Ardent Alliance (Patreon Community)

I recently started a Patreon and named it the Ardent Alliance.

The Last of the Ageless post apocalyptic adventure novel header imageI like to think of it as a community because it’s not just one way. Recently I asked my supporters whether they thought my character’s name would be better spelled as Kannen or Kanenn. As an Ardent, you can respond to surveys, comment on my posts, and even start your own posts in the community.

The Ardent Alliance is your backstage pass to what I’m working on, where you can directly impact my career as an author. And you get cool stuff, too!

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My Author Career Plan

ConCarolinas 2016: A scifi con for writersRecently I’ve been doing some soul searching in regards to my writing career. It sort of started with ConCarolinas and all the writing panels there, so this is the third post in my ConCarolinas series. Read the writing panel recap and the author marketing panel recap.

So far, I’ve published one book and planned out a new series. Now it’s time to think about where I want my career to go from here. Everything that’s been percolating in my head recently has finally come together into a new vision.

At ConCarolinas Stuart Jaffe said something that really made the wheels start turning — many writers are unprepared to become full-time authors. They’re especially not ready for the ups and downs.

Listening to the Rocking Self Publishing Podcast also got me thinking. The successful authors who are making it work with a day job all write on the bus or over lunch breaks every day.

 

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