Amy Palmer

Of writing, reading and creating


It’s time for January’s WriYe blog circle, which by happy coincidence coincides with my first planned post of the year. So, let’s talk about my goals for 2016. The first part of the blog circle is: What’s your Wriye Word Count goal and why did you chose it? What are you going to be focusing on […]

Pre NaNo – Plotting vs. Pantsing

Hello all. It’s finally October, which means there’s less than one month left until NaNoWriMo. From now until the end of the year, I’ll be running a 12 post blog series around preparing for NaNo in October, taking part in November, and cooling down again in December. We’re starting off with planning, because if you […]

Constructive Critisim

Critique and Criticism Everyone has a critique story. Tell us yours. What are your feelings about critiquing? About criticism? Ah critiques. One of the scariest things we writer’s often face (much like reviews). Often the first point at which we open ourselves up for feedback. When we put the stories we’ve put parts of ourselves […]

Camp NaNoWriMo – July 2015

It’s nearly July, which means it’s nearly time for Camp NaNo! Now, I love NaNoWriMo in all its forms. I love the community, I love the deadline, and I generally have a fantastic time, whether I hit my word goal or not. Today I bought my supplies for Camp. I’m going to be hand writing […]

Self care when creating

Now, I’m sure we all know what it’s like to get carried away in a new project. How wonderful and thrilling it can be, but also how easy it is to forget to take care of ourselves. Self care is very important all the time, but particularly when you’re carried away in a new project. […]


Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a bit of a tech junkie. I don’t replace tech often, but I rely on a lot of it for a lot of things. The other day I made a list of the technology I use daily, and I thought it would be interesting to look […]

Character Art

Today I’m going to talk about something I rarely, if ever, see discussions of. Character art. Yesterday, I received this finished sketch commission in my email inbox (from this lovely person here.) These guys are the three main characters from one of my upcoming series, which I am so very excited about. Personally, I love […]