The Swords of Kaigen (Guest Post Sample)

A visual guide to the katanas featured in The Sword of Kaigen. With 2019 coming to a close, I realized that I've actually written far more Theonite-related content for other people’s blogs than my own. This isn’t something I regret; I don’t believe I’ve ever mistaken myself for a blogger or led anyone else to… Continue reading The Swords of Kaigen (Guest Post Sample)

THE SWORD OF KAIGEN is a SPFBO Finalist!

For those who don't follow indie publishing, SPFBO stands for Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off, a yearly competition created by fantasy author, Mark Lawrence. The contest begins with 300 self-published fantasy books (one submission per author, all standalone books or first in a series), which are then allotted across ten judges or judging teams and gradually whittled… Continue reading THE SWORD OF KAIGEN is a SPFBO Finalist!

Writing Fighting: Action as Character & Conversation (Guest Post Sample)

A post in which I review what I learned about writing action scenes while working on The Sword of Kaigen. With 2019 coming to a close, I realized that I've actually written far more Theonite-related content for other people’s blogs than my own. This isn’t something I regret; I don’t believe I’ve ever mistaken myself… Continue reading Writing Fighting: Action as Character & Conversation (Guest Post Sample)

On Writing Young and Old (Guest Post Sample)

A post in which I discuss self-awareness in continuing to write young adult stories as a no-longer-that-young adult. With 2019 coming to a close, I realized that I've actually written far more Theonite-related content for other people’s blogs than my own. This isn’t something I regret; I don’t believe I’ve ever mistaken myself for a… Continue reading On Writing Young and Old (Guest Post Sample)

Letters From the Past (Guest Post Sample)

On West African scripts and the real-world origin of the Yammaninke Alphabet. With 2019 coming to a close, I realized that I've actually written far more Theonite-related content for other people’s blogs than my own. This isn’t something I regret; I don’t believe I’ve ever mistaken myself for a blogger or led anyone else to… Continue reading Letters From the Past (Guest Post Sample)

The Sword of Kaigen Blog Tour is here! #TheSwordOfKaigenBlogTour

Way back in April, the amazing Karina at Afire Pages reached out to me offering to review and possibly host a blog tour for The Sword of Kaigen. Now, seven months and a lot of hard work later, that blog tour has come to fruition. In addition to reviews by our thirty volunteer bloggers, there… Continue reading The Sword of Kaigen Blog Tour is here! #TheSwordOfKaigenBlogTour

Theonite Source Bibliography

African history is so neglected in most of the world that a reader could be forgiven for thinking that the Yammanka people of my Theonite Series are a fabrication that I fantasy-authored into existence to seem interesting. I've written up this bibliography of sources for two reasons: first, to put that unsettling assumption to rest… Continue reading Theonite Source Bibliography

The Sword of Kaigen | BOOK TAG

Yes, my book has a tag now! And yes, I am going to be attempting it. To make up for the fact that I don't read and am therefore unable to make super insightful recommendations, I've added a probably misguided fashion component, which I hope you enjoy! Mountains of thanks to Philippa at The Little… Continue reading The Sword of Kaigen | BOOK TAG

Month of Firsts: Writing & Life Update – August 2019

Hello dear readers! M. L. Wang here with a brief update on my life, writing, and other author stuff. First, I just want to let everyone know that since this day of August 21st is my birthday, I’m celebrating with my own little ebook sale. There’s honestly no gift better than new readers, so I’ve… Continue reading Month of Firsts: Writing & Life Update – August 2019

3 Things I SHOULD Have Done Before Publishing my First Book

The following post was originally written in response to a Tumblr ask (which can be viewed here) hence the informal language. I'm re-publishing it here to make it accessible to those who don't want to deal with Tumblr's weird colors and tiny font. Please note that this advice is based solely on my own limited… Continue reading 3 Things I SHOULD Have Done Before Publishing my First Book