A Writer’s Update in the Time of Pandemic

Greetings visitors! The pandemic has run roughshod over my enthusiasm and motivation for pretty much everything, and I spent much of 2021 in a state of family maintenance burnout. I’m digging my way out of that hole and have been both reading and writing again (things I hardly did in 2021). Hoping that means I’ll have more fun tales to share as 2022 unfolds.

I’ve made some recent updates to both the Clothing and Names resources in my Resources for Writers posts, so please check those out. Once Chinese New Year is past, I’m hoping to get back to building additional lists of resources for writers.

Welcome to S.N.Arly on the Web

If you’re new to my page, welcome! I hope you find something of interest here. If you’re a return visitor, welcome back!

I’m a long-time reader and writer of speculative fiction, the umbrella term that includes fantasy, science fiction and horror. The strongest influences in my formative years were Anne McCaffrey and Stephen King. I write both young adult and adult flavored fiction.

I enjoy blogging about the creative process, writing life, and independent publishing. You can find novel excerpts, complete short stories and writing exercises, and essays on writing topics and resources in the left sidebar navigation. All my posts use visible tags to help you find more similar content.

I’m pretty friendly, so feel free to comment on posts or pop over to my contact form if you have questions.