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    WiP: A Toy Called Envy

    Hello dearies!As promised, I’ve started one of my usual two next projects, and this one is a vampire story! Yay! I’ve been tinkering with a scene for close to an hour now, and I’m finally happy with it. Which is why you’re being spoilered!Some of you might even recognize the name “Envy” from my short piece, “The Warlock from South Side”, and yes, it’s one and the same person.But let’s start this: Our protagonist, Envy, has just had a run-in with unsavory characters while on assignment for his vampiric master, Siccu.

  • Book News

    Release Date for Moonrise!

    I’m so happy to announce the release of “Moonrise” on 09/20/18! I was a little worried about this novel, mostly because it’s the first one I finished without the help of my dear GayAuthors family, but thanks to the sudden explosion of newsletter subscribers, I now can’t wait to see it out there!I will post the Books2Read link as soon as Moonrise is published! A P.S. for all aspiring authors: 16 months and 3 weeks. That’s how long it took me to finish my third novel, which is funny in a way. The first draft took 3 months, which–as those who know me can attest–is as close to lightspeed as…

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    My favorite quote from Kurt Vonnegut

    Kurt Vonnegut: “Now lend me your ears. Here is Creative Writing 101:1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.5. Start as close to the end as possible.6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made…

  • Writing Help

    Writing books in another language

    Some people just like it hard, and not in a sexual sense. For example, some people decide that, even though they don’t live anywhere near an English country, writing may just be more fun in a language they didn’t get taught by their parents. That ‘fun and games’ must surely mean sitting at home with a web dictionary and a grammar book propping up their elbows as they fight their way through a first draft, as if that wasn’t hard enough on its own. Well, some people are simply nuts, and I’m one of them. Talking about how English is not my first language always comes with a queasy feeling…

  • Everyday Ramblings

    Almost done with setup!

    Whew, what a busy day, but the website is as good as done! All my pages are where they should be, I’ve transferred the appetizers, installed all the nifty plugins I so dearly craved, and I’m in the process of changing my website mentions on the gazillion of pages I’m registered at. The page now bleats a cookie-warning at you (yay cookie popups!) and I’ve added my Goodreads “Read”-stream. And because I’m obsessive, I’ve translated all of my pages into German and added what I wanted most: A translation plugin that allows you to switch to German at will! Cool, isn’t it? Isn’t it? *crickets chirping* Okay, so not that…

  • Everyday Ramblings

    Welcome to my new site!

    I’m glad you found me! This is the second time I switch URLs and websites, but it’s for a good cause, promise. This new site offers loads of gadgets and gimmicks for both you and me and makes it way easier for you to contact me and for me to give you content you actually want, instead of just posts and pages I tinkered in with more effort than necessary. If you have already visited my blog, Hannah’s Hangout, you’ll notice that I merged most of the content over here. If you’re new here, please feel free to browse, but bear in mind that I am still in the process…