Grey the Unseelie Prince

Hear Grey LIVE!

Grey has been brought to life in an amazing live read from the UK!

Beloved, Notte by Ruthanne Reid

The City of Az’Kabek

It sounds like exaggeration, does it not? I was there, and it is still difficult to credit.

My Sugar Detox

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

Terry Pratchett's Silhouette

The Pratchett Principle

Sir Pratchette wrote 400 words a day to create Discworld. Imagine what you can do with yours.

FOR DAWS TO PECK AT is Out!

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!

Stop Comparing Yourself

How to Be Happy as a Writer

This week, let’s make ourselves a pact. I’ll stop comparing myself to other writers – and so will you.

WIP: Boy, Is She Persistent

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.

WIP: Notte Finds Peace

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

WIP: For Daws to Peck At

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.

Regaining Momentum

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.

Learning From Those Who Came Before

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.

Stop Thinking About Marketing

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.

Unnamed Story With Gray: Snippet

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.

Notte Snippet: The Word of a Friend

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)

NaNoWriMo: The Salted Road

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.

Writing Fatigue (and what to do about it)

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.

Goodbye, Stan Lee

Fellow creatives, Stan Lee left big shoes to fill. We have some work to do.

DO YOUR WORDS

Do Your Words

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

You Win

The “Real Store” Winners Giveaway!

The winners have been chosen! Congratulations, all. I’ll be sending out an announcement in the newsletter and reaching out to the winners later today!

Real Store Giveaway!

The “Real Store” Giveaway!

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!

Here's your sign

Here’s Your Sign

Hey. Creative soul, I’m talking to you.

This is your sign not to give up.

Beloved Notte (coming soon)

Notte Snippet

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)

Notte Snippet for May, 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)

Pearl’s Bottom

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.

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Reasons to keep going

Keep Going

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

Patience is a long, long road

Your Trajectory Is Not Fixed

Here’s a lie I’ll bet you’ve been told: “You have to figure out what you want to do before it’s too late.”

Sale (with Gorishfish)!

SALE!

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.

Keep Going (Just Like Pixar)

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

You Can Do This

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

Finding Time to Write

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

Book News from Ruthanne Reid

Happy Anniversary From Me to You!

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

The Doubting Writer’s Manifesto

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

Leaving KDP Select (For Now)

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

MASSIVE GIVEAWAY! :)

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

Deadline Extended!

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

BONUS TIME!

GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT? HALF-SHELL PROPHECIES IS LIVE!!!

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

Book News from Ruthanne Reid

Say Farewell to the F-Bomb

Sometimes, we choose to do things not because they’re the only way, but because they’re the kinder way.

When Writers Freeze

When Writers Freeze

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.

Ghostbusters Review by Ruthanne Reid

Ghostbusters Review

This movie is important.

I need to tell you how important.

There are spoilers.

Sorry is not enough

I’m sorry. But that’s not enough.

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

Location As a Character

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

Team Reid 2016

Personal Update: Surgery Time

Fingers crossed, knees bent, hopes raised, and prayers raised: it’s the final countdown, and my heart is firmly lodged in my throat.

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