Making Misaki (or How Not to Create a Protagonist) (Guest Post Sample)

A post in which I discuss the creative process behind the character of Misaki from The Sword of Kaigen. (Header artwork by Tiffany Jones) 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… Continue reading Making Misaki (or How Not to Create a Protagonist) (Guest Post Sample)

World-building Between the Lines: a close-reading of the propaganda in The Sword of Kaigen (Guest Post Sample)

A post in which I explain my model for the construction of propaganda and show how I used that to inform the 'history lessons' 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… Continue reading World-building Between the Lines: a close-reading of the propaganda in The Sword of Kaigen (Guest Post Sample)

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)

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)

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

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

UPCOMING EVENT – Come meet me in person! (there will be kittens)

Hello Dear Readers! M.L. Wang here with more details on the actual physical event I'll be attending this August! The Crafty Cat Rescue has invited me to be part of an amazing line-up of authors doing signings at their Books, Crafts & Cats fundraiser, so yes, I'm actually going to crawl out of my hermit… Continue reading UPCOMING EVENT – Come meet me in person! (there will be kittens)

THE SWORD OF KAIGEN Blog Tour – SIGN-UPS OPEN!

Hello Dear Readers! M. L. Wang here with some exciting news! The wonderful Karina at Afire Pages, is hosting a blog tour for my standalone military fantasy, The Sword of Kaigen! (If you’re unfamiliar with Karina’s work, she’s hosted blog tours for MacMillan and Harper Collins, including the recent tour for With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo). What this… Continue reading THE SWORD OF KAIGEN Blog Tour – SIGN-UPS OPEN!

July 2019 Writing Update

Giving progress updates on City of Ghosts is difficult because the book has already been drafted multiple times (the most recent draft having been completed during my senior year of college, 2014) so most of the work involves rewriting and restructuring. As far as that process goes, I'd estimate that I'm about 25% done. It's… Continue reading July 2019 Writing Update