Ah, winter time. Several months of delicious food, shopping, family time and…contracting a cold/flu?! Yes, it’s cold season, and as I can personally attest as I’m on day 12 of a winter cold (almost two weeks!), it’s an [...]
About Ashley R. CarlsonAshley R. Carlson grew up wanting a talking animal friend and superpowers, and when that didn’t happen, she decided to write them into existence. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with three (non-talking) pets and one overactive imagination. Her debut novel, a young adult fantasy entitled "The Charismatics," can be found on Amazon or through her website at www.ashleyrcarlson.com. Ashley is obsessed with Yelping to find local restaurants, fostering animals from nearby shelters, and the Real Housewives of...anywhere. She also loves to hear from you!
Part of the evolution as a writer (and self-editor) is to elevate your craft. It's about striving to describe things with clearer language, create three-dimensional, complex protagonists and villains that readers care about. To write dialogue that’s natural-sounding [...]
Writing is a career notorious for its solitude, and the oft-“introverted” nature of those who pursue it. While there is a bit of truth to the introspective, self-reflective components of writing that are required, authors need to be diligent [...]
As an author and editor who has had connections in the publishing—and very much the self-publishing—industry for the last several years, I’ve regularly spoken with authors about the status of their books, writing careers, where they see themselves [...]
Many blog readers probably know that Phoenix Comic Fest was held recently in downtown Phoenix with some hugely popular and successful author attendees, both locally and nationally. Being that I’m a huge fan of Phoenix Comic Fest (formerly [...]