Monthly archives: July, 2017

I Hear Voices

I discovered The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman when it had reached issue 33. I’d never read anything like it, and from the moment I finished “The Sound of Her Wings” (Issue 8), I was a complete Gaiman fangirl. I even got Gaiman’s autograph when he did a signing in Gaithersburg. Autographs had never much …

Guest Post by Lucienne Diver

Lucienne Diver’s FANGDEMONIUM Blog Tour! Happy Book Birthday Lucienne Diver! Her Vamped series is completed today with the release of Fangdemonium! I’ve asked her to join us to discuss how it is to write YA and keep up with the trends  –Mindy   I’ve written a young adult series (Vamped) and an adult series (Latter-day …

How to Get Your Butt in the Chair

A few weeks ago, we here at The Million Words met for our yearly writing retreat. It’s a fabulous affair where we are able to meet in person, have our work viewed by some of the well established writers that have taken us under their wings, and motivate each other to work harder, better, faster, …

You Built It…Use It

Maybe you’ve heard this before, or maybe you haven’t yet, but you will.* When talking about worldbuilding, there is often a comparison made between the world you’ve built… and an iceberg. What you see on the surface, what you present to your reader, is (wait for it…) just the tip of the iceberg. The rest …