#ThisIsHowINovel – Character Family Tree

  For the past two days I’ve been constructing a family tree for one of the main characters in book three. I’d already sketched her background, so I thought I’d fill in a few details and be on to the next project. Silly woman. It’s easy to do...

#ThisIsHowINovel – Writing Advice

A few days ago I hung out drinking wine with my good friend Ms. Honeyology. I was about to go to Black Comic Book Festival up in Harlem. We talked about Afro-futurism, writing and a ton of other things that are none of y’alls business. She touched a little of...

#ThisIsHowINovel: Chasing Trends

It’s harder than ever out there for us indie authors. Readers tastes change faster than Fox can cancel a sci-fi show. (Yeah, I’m still bitter about Almost Human) I’m still scratching my head over how the stepbrother romance trend blew up. Biker...

#ThisIsHowINovel: Writing the sequel

It feels like I’ve been working on Blood Awakening forever. Originally this was going to be the first book in the Awakening series. Years ago, I wrote a good three quarters of the novel, only to realize the story needed an entire overhaul. The original conflict...