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Stranded on a Desert Island

Stranded on a Desert Island

Ever been stranded on a deserted island? Yeah, me either BUT if I were – these three books are a total necessity: I would NEED Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. It’s simply amazing writing and world-building and honestly, I could re-read those over...
To Read or Not To Read Reviews?

To Read or Not To Read Reviews?

In the author community, we segregate into two different camps. Those who read our reviews…Those who don’t… I fall into the first category. You might wonder why would an author NOT read their reviews? It’s a great question and there are a...
Vision Boards (and why I hate them)

Vision Boards (and why I hate them)

Show my story outline/vision board? These are terrifying words. My process is NO process. I’d love to think I was one of those writers who was totally OCD with a picture-perfect story outline and vision board, but the truth is ugly. I don’t. Like, my mind...
Reflecting on FOUR years of publishing

Reflecting on FOUR years of publishing

Way way way back before I ever published, I ran across a very talented critique partner in Critique Circle. This is an online forum where aspiring writers come together to critique each other’s works and improve upon their craft. I made so many juvenile mistakes...

I need to confide in you!

I need to confide in you. Recently, I had to delete over 5000 words, that’s about two chapters worth of content because my characters were going off-script. I tell you, these people in my head DO NOT like following directions. And as they wander from here to...

A look into the Creation of Forest’s Fall

I wanted to share an intro from one of my blog posts aptly titled: The Agony of Forest’s FALL… I’m about a third of the way into writing Forest’s FALL. This story is going to be bigger than I originally thought. I can feel it. At 35,000 words, the first pivotal...

A Tale of Ellie’s Misadventures

It’s not often I get excited about peopling, but Jet is making me break out of my shell. We have a kayak trip planned with a couple we’ve been ‘dating.’….. Yeah, you heard that right…we’re building couple relationships. Is this something you...
March Update

March Update

Ellie’s Monthly book update. What’s coming this month? In March, I’m super excited to be bringing to you the third book in THE TIES THAT BIND series: MICHELLE This is Michelle’s book. You can grab your copy at elliemasters.com/Michelle Michelle...
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