Supplemental Reading: Biomimicry
One thing I love about being an author is that the work encourages you to seek out interesting things, broaden your world, follow questions down the rabbit hole and BE FASCINATED. It’s kind of a free pass to go where the energy takes you because passion feeds passion, and if something you’re experiencing or learning…
The Chocolate Pyramid
At the corner of Halloween and getting an agent, it seemed an appropriate time to bring this out. Reposted from my tumblr.
Homemade Calendar – August
Here’s August! I think it’s my favorite so far this year. It was also an incredible month! September will see revisions of one book, continued planning for the next, and at least one art or blog project. What are your goals for September?
Revising Your Manuscript: A Flowchart Guide
Here it is, guys– the illustrated page I promised on revising your manuscript! I couldn’t decide what color I liked best, so I went for a Dr. Seussian/robin’s egg blue and am also posting the original black and white design for coloring purposes 🙂 Click the images to enlarge them. Please feel free to print…
Homemade Calendar – March
Last month I shared the first page of my homemade 2014 calendar. This week I bring you the completed March: Materials this time included paint pens and permanent markers. I’m IN LOVE with Craftsmart’s gold foil! Looking ahead to April, my month’s goals include but are not limited to: Completing Draft 3 of my WIP…
Words of the Week 3/19/2014 — In which Julie discovers the dark side of an old nursery rhyme
This week’s words: imputation n. an attribution, as of fault or crime; an accusation perfunctory adj. performed out of routine; lacking enthusiasm; apathetic litany n. a recital or repetitive series; a tedious, prolonged account apéritif n. (French) a pre-dinner drink placid n. tranquil; not easily upset or excited; peaceful Now the composition. See if you…
On Buying Used Books…With Inscriptions
I love secondhand shops. Bookstores, boutiques, or Goodwill– doesn’t matter. A) I love a good bargain and B) You never know what you’ll find. Every visit is a treasure hunt. That’s half the fun! Well, last weekend my exploits turned up this journal: It’s a Paperblanks hardcover journal. If you’ve ever browsed among the blank…
Julie’s Guide to Writing a Novel (12 Stages)
Let me just say, even though I’ve committed a certain formula to illustration here, the novel writing process is just that: a process. It is full of trial and error, it changes, and with each repetition you improve it. In fact, the process I went through with my first novel was very different from what…
New Entry in the Julieism Dictionary: page fright
More julieisms (writer humor, life lessons, and other ridiculosities) available for hees and haws in the official gallery.