September 28, 2019

I’m doing a life-change in my ongoing battle with chronic pain. And it’s working.

September 23, 2019

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to my latest tale, FOR DAWS TO PECK AT. Get it free via the newsletter, or pick it up at Amazon!

August 2, 2019

She guided me – taught me, which by design should not have been possible – to never kill children, to avoid the unwisdom of well-armed cities. She
taught me, friend, to stop before my prey would die.

July 26, 2019

I had discovered a state of existence other than hunger, and I wanted more. Tranquility spins a siren-song of its own.

May 15, 2019

They did not grow old. They never knew illness. They could be injured, but they healed, and they never simply lingered. All this was why Jonathan made no sense.

April 28, 2019

Writing after a dry period is really hard, but there’s no secret to getting back into it. There are only a few simple steps.

February 28, 2019

We write our stories, and we do the best we can. For many of us, that means we write from perspective born of backgrounds we didn’t control, educations we weren’t aware were cheap, and information we didn’t know was dated.

January 22, 2019

The reason we feel the need to hold baby creations up to some 30-year pro’s for comparison is because our culture teaches us to judge all art according to salability – but salability is not the point of art.

December 22, 2018

That power. Lips could lie but power could not.

I was in a van with Robin Goodfellow
and some Shadow’s Breath rando, and I had no idea where we were headed.

December 8, 2018

We carried stories from town to town, transmitting parables like pathogens, connecting people via the thin threads of empathy and imagination who would otherwise never meet.

Beloved Notte (coming soon)
November 29, 2018

So many things seem eternal, seem, in the moment, to be without end and culturally permanent scars. The great flood; the memory of dragons; the knowledge that there are demons in the dark.

November 16, 2018

This month is not about producing something publishable. It’s about teaching yourself to just keep writing, to ignore the inner editor, and to let yourself just spill words onto the page.

November 9, 2018

“Do your words” may be the most important words ever for writers.

Protocol Part II (A short story in three parts by Ruthanne Reid)
October 16, 2018

There’s code in this one. I promise you don’t have to understand it. Trigger warning: death by choice.

Real Store Giveaway!
September 6, 2018

This is the first time a store owner has said “yes” to me, and I am absolutely over the moon. To celebrate, I’m running a giveaway. 🙂 Read the details and enter below!

Beloved Notte (coming soon)
August 24, 2018

The tower was filled with breaking. Breaking wills, breaking minds, breaking cries. At every turn, every landing, even every stairwell, Saqalu draped and twisted, wings out, faces stretched, and if they were aware of me at all, they told me to run.

Beloved Notte (coming soon)
May 6, 2018

She sort of… skipped, boots barely touching the treacherous ground, keeping on her feet even as I slipped and staggered and relied solely on her grip to keep me on mine.

Beloved Notte (coming soon)
May 1, 2018

Yet another snippet from Notte! Unedited, messy, etc. Enjoy!

Horse’s instructions seemed simple: I was to find the city of Mercy; to locate the inn called Pearl’s Bottom; to rent a bed, yet not use it, and instead wait in the public room below for a week and a day.

 » Read more about: Pearl’s Bottom  »

Reasons to keep going
April 10, 2018

Things are dark. Very dark. It’s time to ask yourself an important question: why keep going?

Sale (with Gorishfish)!
February 1, 2018

It’ll be at LEAST three months before I’ll sell on other platforms again, so I decided to throw a big price-drop party for you!

Stop wishing. Start doing.
January 17, 2018

Two of my favorite go-to videos when I’m feeling down about writing. Take a few minutes and watch. Your heart will thank you.

You can do this: head into the tunnel
January 4, 2018

Bad Crap is happening. No matter where any of us fall on the political spectrum, we can see that. It’s frightening. It hijacks imagination and energy, leaving only fear. So what’s a creator to do?

Finding Time to Write
November 16, 2017

Bad news: you will never FIND time to write. Good news: there is still hope for you, struggling writer.

Book News from Ruthanne Reid
June 29, 2017

Tomorrow is my 11th anniversary. Yay!

I’m using up my remaining “free” days as an Amazon author and giving them to you—starting tomorrow. 🙂

The doubting writer's manifesto
June 29, 2017

Bad thought-habits are hard to break.

I know I’m not the only one who struggles with them. For all of us who must deal with poisonous doubts spewing from our abused subconscious, I present the Doubting Writer’s Manifesto.

Book News from Ruthanne Reid
June 28, 2017

Tomorrow is my 11th anniversary. Yay!

I’m using up my remaining “free” days as an Amazon author and giving them to you—starting tomorrow. 🙂

Book News from Ruthanne Reid
May 26, 2017

Guess what? I’m moving – and I’m giving away the older copies of my books! This is your chance to get hold of my print books for free.

Book News from Ruthanne Reid
March 24, 2017

Readers and writers both keep telling me they love the bonuses and the price, so I’ve opted to keep this party going a couple more days. 🙂

Book News from Ruthanne Reid
March 14, 2017


I’m so excited about this that I’m thrilled to offer you BONUSES. 😀

When Writers Freeze
August 26, 2016

Writer’s freeze: when you know where you need to go, and maybe how to get there, but when you sit down to write it, your brain just stalls.

Sorry is not enough
July 13, 2016

Today, a black friend of mine posted a picture of himself, unsmiling, in a restaurant – the owners of which had chosen to decorate the walls with pastoral scenes of slaves picking cotton. I’m sorry. But that’s not enough.

Location as a character
July 13, 2016

Your location affects your other characters and plot every bit as much as your protagonist, antagonist, awesome sidekicks, eponymous heroes, or sarcastic love-interests.

Who raised your hero?
May 9, 2016

Your characters didn’t appear the moment you write the first page. Just like in your own life, they were influenced by someone else—for good or ill. Understanding why your characters respond the way they do is crucial to character development, and knowing who influenced them is a key part of that.