Background: Loki & the Gods’ Gifts

The Songweaver's Vow
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Songweaver's Vow: Easter Eggs & Background

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Songweaver’s Vow: Easter Eggs & BackgroundWhen you’re working with two full mythologies, there are a lot of tidbits to include that just don’t get the screen time for full explanations. There are a lot of these “Easter eggs” hidden … Continue reading

Things to Know About Self-Publishing

vintage travel poster style image of Skellig Michael with text Come Write In Ireland

Here are some of my thoughts about getting started in indie publishing! Feel free to agree or disagree with me over there, fellow writers — comments welcome! http://rmfw.org/5-important-things-to-know-about-self-publishing-part-1-by-laura-vanarendonk-baugh/ and http://rmfw.org/5-important-things-to-know-about-self-publishing-part-2-by-laura-vanarendonk-baugh/ If you want to hear more from me about self-publishing, make sure you check out the August 2017 edition of … Continue reading

Revisions In Progress

The Songweaver's Vow

So I’ve been chatting on social media this month about The Songweaver’s Vow, sharing tidbits for #WIPjoy. Right now I’m throat-deep in revisions, which is always a challenge but especially so with this book, as I did not write it linearly (start to finish, straight through). I know a lot … Continue reading

Come Write With Me! in Ireland!

vintage travel poster style image of Skellig Michael with text Come Write In Ireland

So we’re closing on the biggest gift-giving occasion of the year, and you don’t know what to get that writer on your list? What about an investment in their writing career? Nothing says love and encouragement and “I believe in you!” like a contribution to their goals. (And reading their work. … Continue reading

The Mysterious Magi: Who Were They?

enormous bull head (missing ears and horns) from Persepolis, with Laura, photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

Today’s post is a lot of historical background, much of it research for my book So To Honor Him, put together to explain a story you’ve probably heard. If you’re into history and mystery-solving, come along with me. (Stay close; we’re going to go through a lot of material.) We’re … Continue reading