Writing Babylon’s Song

One of the reasons why Interspecies is so special to me, and specifically my novella "Babylon's Song," is that this is the first time I've ever written a female protagonist where I looked past the femaleness and focused solely on the character's mental and emotional development. This tale, heart-wrenching at times, explores heartache, determination, hope, … Continue reading Writing Babylon’s Song

From the Bio-Quill of Wifelier Docht – Log File 004: Hope

I have another installment for you from the tethered scribe Wifelier Docht over at The Collective SF. Yes, I have been tardy in writing these, but I'm now back on track. I have also started uploading them to Wattpad. The idea is to collect the episodes and then eventually publish them as a companion piece … Continue reading From the Bio-Quill of Wifelier Docht – Log File 004: Hope

SQ Mag Review of Interspecies

A quick post to share a recent review of Interspecies (The Inlari Sagas). We were fortunate enough to receive a glowing review from the multi-award winning author, Lee Murray for SQ Mag. Lee had this to say of my novella, Babylon's Song: "The final story in the collection is Babylon’s Song by Woelf Dietrich. Ironically, the only … Continue reading SQ Mag Review of Interspecies

Interlude: The Benefits of Failure by J.K. Rowling

A quick interlude. My regular "Art of Fantasy" post will follow in a few minutes. I discovered an oldish speech by J.K. Rowling on the "Benefits of Failure" and her explanation of how rock bottom can serve as a solid foundation resonated deeply with me as a writer, and for that reason, I am sharing … Continue reading Interlude: The Benefits of Failure by J.K. Rowling

SFFWorld.com: The Setbacks and Joys of Universe Building by M.J. Kelley

M.J. Kelly, publisher and founder of Kōsa Press, wrote an article for SFFWorld.com, one of the oldest genre websites featuring the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. In the article, Kelley talks about writers staying true to their vision when creating a universe from the ground up and he also explains the hurdles and … Continue reading SFFWorld.com: The Setbacks and Joys of Universe Building by M.J. Kelley

Floating On Pixie Dust

Please forgive me when I share these review excerpts. Interspecies is coming out in a couple of days and to read the first reaction to words you've written is euphoric and humbling and you have this intense sense of wanting to share the good news. This morning I woke to a review on Goodreads and … Continue reading Floating On Pixie Dust

Deadlines and Vacations

"I have a deadline today right in the middle of a forced vacation at my mom’s. Luckily I’ve managed to secure the loft above the garage. It’s quiet here with no internet connection and just the swish of treetops swaying in the wind as company." I posted this to Instagram earlier this week. I can … Continue reading Deadlines and Vacations