Since Alice has made her debut in the world, I have learned many things. Some lessons have not been the best experiences of my life (case in point: #CSLewisCarroll), but others have been incredibly exciting.
One such lesson was the discovery that I might just have a knack for world building. I found out when my dear friend Rebecca Cahill asked me to write a guest post for her blog, The Page Unbound. I was more than happy to oblige, until she told me the topic she’d like me to write about: World Building.
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Continue reading Author Toolbox: The Wonders of World Building
I’ll be the first to admit it: autocorrect and I have a love/hate relationship. It LOVES to ‘correct’ my sh*t, and I absolutely HATE it. If you follow me on Twitter, you are probably well aware of this fact.
However, that does not mean all editing is bad. In fact, solid editing is probably one of the most important aspects of publishing your work. Unfortunately, the process can be long and (after what feels like the 700th time through your manuscript,) tedious. But, regardless of how arduous the process is, you should never, EVER discredit the edit.
Which is a lesson I learned the very hard way.
Continue reading Author Toolbox: Let’s Talk About Typos
Well guys, it’s Thursday, and in my Twitterverse that means #ThursdayBookTease!
In honor of Alice’s upcoming debut (NEXT WEEK!), the theme for this week is LAUNCH and I’m just so excited, I thought I’d start the launch a bit early with a sneak peek at the first chapter!
So if you just can’t wait to get your hands on Alice, here’s the ultimate teaser! ALL OF CHAPTER ONE at your fingertips!
Continue reading Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles Sneak Peek!
Recently I was approached by the fabulous Raimey Gallant about a Blog Hop idea she had to help build up other authors. Since I had so much fun participating in her 2016 Nano Blog Hop, I jumped at the opportunity to join in!
So, from now until the end of the year, I will be working alongside a roster of other rocking authors to help provide content centering on building a strong author platform. Each month I’ll be adding another ‘tool’ for you to add to your own personal Author Kit, using things I’ve learned from building my own platform. I’m excited to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way, and to see what the other authors have to share as well! (For a full roster of #AuthorToolboxBlogHop participants click HERE)
Are you ready? Let’s go!
Continue reading Author Toolbox: Building Your Social Media Platform
For those of you who don’t already know, yesterday was a HUGE day for Alice. Her cover was revealed to the world, with EXCELLENT reception.
Honestly, I don’t know how it could have gone any other way. My editor outdid herself with the cover design. The color scheme is breathtaking and the attention to detail makes it an image that I could look at over and over again and never get bored.
Continue reading Style Evolution: Creating a Cover
It’s taken me a couple dozen years, but I have recently learned something about myself that I find rather interesting. It’s something that I’ve never really paid attention to, but the course of my life over the past year has completely validated.
Here it is: Continue reading Where There’s A Whim, There’s A Way
My name is Callum McDonald, and I don’t know who I am.
I get flashes sometimes, pictures that dance through my mind, but as soon as I reach for them they vanish into a whisper. It’s been happening for almost a week now. I have to guess, because the only way to track time anymore is the rising and falling of the sun, and my almost-memories have kept me preoccupied. They demand my attention, forming faces and shapes that tease; their way of tormenting me for forgetting them. I try to put them into words, to speak them back into existence, but each time I reach for the right description, they disappear, no more than an empty wisp.
Continue reading Lost
It’s hard to believe, but it is already almost the end of the first month of 2017. I have to say, though it’s been busy, this month has definitely kicked off the new year with a great start. And it’s all because of you. Continue reading Thank You For Sharing!
‘I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’
-Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Isn’t life an adventure?
If you would have asked me five years ago (heck, even ONE year ago) where I thought I would be today, I could never in my wildest dreams have guessed what the real answer was going to be.
But before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s go back a bit.
Continue reading Welcome to Wanderland!