WOOOOOOO!!!! IT’S RELEASE DAY!!!! Can I believe it? Nope. Not one bit. Regardless of my spinning head, I wanted to let everyone know how much your support has meant to me. It’s been a long haul (over TWO YEARS!) since I started my publication journey, but so many of your took the time to seeContinue reading “It’s Release Day for Not by Sight: a novel of the patriarchs!”
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Not by Sight: a novel of the patriarchs is available for preorder!
Releasing March 16th! You GUYS! I can’t believe that it’s almost March 16th. I can’t wait to share Not by Sight with everyone! If you’re interested in preordering the book in Kindle or hardcover, you can head here! Paperbacks will be available for preorder soon. Thank you all for taking this journey with me! SoliContinue reading “Not by Sight: a novel of the patriarchs is available for preorder!”
It’s Cover Reveal Day!
Not by Sight: a novel of the patriarchs is coming soon! It’s HERE! I’m SO thrilled to show everyone the cover of Not by Sight: a novel of the patriarchs, coming soon from WordCrafts Press! (Yes, that is a name change. The working title was Not by Sight: The Story of Joseph.) Not by SightContinue reading “It’s Cover Reveal Day!”
I’m Getting Published!
I’m SO thrilled to announce that my novel, Not by Sight: The Story of Joseph, has been picked up by WordCrafts Press for publication! Not by Sight is a retelling of the story of Joseph, his brothers, and his coat, from the Biblical book of Genesis. Focusing on both historical and Biblical accuracy, the novelContinue reading “I’m Getting Published!”
How to Pick Character Names
Photo by Nighthawk Shoots on Unsplash By Lana Christian I get such a kick out of picking character names for my novels! It’s like going on a treasure hunt. And when you find a name with a hidden meaning to it, you get to decide whether you’ll ever reveal that tidbit to your readership. It’sContinue reading “How to Pick Character Names”
How Much Research is Enough?
Photo by Prateek Katyal on Unsplash By Lana Christian Sooner or later, novelists ask, “How much research is enough?” Good question. That begs a more basic question: why do research? We research so we can write plausible, realistic stories that exceed the limits of our experience. That applies equally to historical and contemporary novels. ResearchContinue reading “How Much Research is Enough?”
Research for Writing: Avoiding the Proverbial Rabbit Hole
By Claire Tucker I’m terrible with dictionaries. Don’t get me wrong — I love dictionaries, with all the different, wonderful and new words for me to discover. The problem is that when I grab a dictionary to look up one word, I get distracted. By other words. Ten new words later, I remind myself ofContinue reading “Research for Writing: Avoiding the Proverbial Rabbit Hole”
The Pharaoh Who Went Rogue
A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 7) So. Everyone, meet Akhenaten. You may remember him mentioned in a previous blog or two. On first glance, you may notice that he looks a little strange. This is possibly on purpose – or possibly not. We don’t quite know (as is, of course, usual regarding AncientContinue reading “The Pharaoh Who Went Rogue”
A slight digression from my series on Ancient Egyptian Religion So, before we move onward with my series on Ancient Egyptian Religion, I wanted to talk about the Great Sphinx, since we talked about the pyramids last week. Now, the thing is, that if the exact symbolic and religious meaning of the pyramids is aContinue reading “Appropriately Sphinxlike?”
A Pyramid Scheme
A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 6) So, I know what you’re asking. Shouldn’t a post on pyramids be in an “architecture of Ancient Egypt” series instead of a religion series? Well, yes and no. I mean, it could be in an architecture series, sure. (In fact, such a series may be coming downContinue reading “A Pyramid Scheme”