Outline The Shit Out Of This: Part III

My favorite line in “The Martian” trailer, uttered by Matt Damon, is “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 17, 2015 Hello and welcome back to my Do The Shit Out Of This Series. You know, I’m going to be majorly bummed when The Martian…

Prioritize The Shit Out Of This: A Series

My favorite line in “The Martian” trailer, uttered by Matt Damon, is “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 17, 2015 “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” has been on loop in my head since I first saw the Martian…

Adaptive Editing And Why It Works

I am a hardcore believer in a writer can write anytime, anywhere, on anything. When you want to make words, you find a way to make them. From the morning commute, to the fifteen minute breaks at call centers, to the generous lunch hour, to the twenty minutes before bed, and beyond. You can write on…

Miserable Stories and Why You Should Tell Them

Just recently, I’ve rediscovered anime. I’ve fallen out of it for years, much of it the same ol’ same ol’. But now, the latest exports from Japan have really stepped up in telling very sophisticated and absolutely miserable sob fests. One of my favorites is Death Parade. The title of the show is absurd. The opening…

The Evil I in Insecurity

Hello Internet! Today, on a Very Special Lex Chase.com, we’re taking a topic that everyone faces by the horns. You know what I mean. That word that sneaks up on us in the moment of our biggest victories. That evil I-word that steals our greatness and sends us ducking for cover. Today, let’s talk about…

Flash Fiction Friday: Jaime Samms and Moon Clan

Hello Internet! Lex here! Jaime Samms returns to my blog for the first round of Flash Fiction Friday! What is Flash Fiction Friday? The featured author of the week had been given three prompts to choose from. Then they produce approximately 500-1000 words of the first thing that comes to mind! And Jaime has written…

Chasing Sunrise: Come See The Light

It’s been a story over 20 years in the making, but Chasing Sunrise is finally here! Come join me for the Chasing Sunrise Blog Tour as I leave it all on the dance floor. Set in the lush world of vampires and shifters, at the core of the series, it’s one about surviving domestic violence…

[GUEST POST] Come with Charlie Cochet to the THIRDS HQ

Hello everyone! A big thank you to the awesome Lex Chase for having me. In just two weeks, Hell & High Water, the first book in my new law-enforcement shifter series called the THIRDS, is out! As some of you may already know, this series is different from anything I’ve created so far, and it’s…

[Guest Post] Sarah Madison asks does the dog die?

Please help me in welcoming a woman I have found incredibly fascinating, Sarah Madison! Today, she is talking to a topic near and dear to my heart, fuzzy four-legged babies and their perils in fiction! I’m not what you’d call a tough gal. Oh sure, I’ve wrestled a python to administer a dewormer, and carried…

[GUEST POST] A. Morell has a chat with Ryo–er–Mark Nanami

Interview with Ryo Maeda Mark Nanami Hi everyone, this is A. Morell. Thank you for joining me today as we celebrate the release of Dreamspinner Press’s steamy Juicy Bits anthology, in which I had the pleasure and good fortune of participating. In honour of the release, I’ve invited one of my own boys here for…

New Contract Means It’s Cupcake Day!

It’s Cupcake Day! As I announced on Facebook on Thursday, my second novel, Americana Fairytale, got picked up by Dreamspinner Press. That meant it was Cupcake Day. Well, what is Cupcake Day? Cupcake Day is a tradition I had started with my friends many years ago when I was pursuing publication. The rules went for…

[GUEST POST] Please Welcome Jana Denardo!

In many ways, I think the setting can be just as important to a story as another character. In Kept Tears, I thought about where to set this, because I knew it would influence the types of dates Aaron and Rhys went on. In one portion of the novel, the fae realms, the setting is…