Cyle’s Books

July 8, 2019

Why spending time with friends helps your writing

Hope’s Hacks(some ways to break up that writer’s block)This month’s cure: Family and friends   What the cure is: Detoxing from a burn-out of writing all the time     Why the cure will help: I know, it sounds frightening. Taking a step away from the desk. But as someone who gets 5-8 bylines a week, and with book projects on top, I understand how quickly burnout can take over. […]
June 5, 2019

How to Write as you Travel

Hope’s Hacks(some ways to break up that writer’s block) This month’s cure: Travel Writing  What the cure is: Finding time to be productive as you travel   Why the cure will help: Summer usually involves some sort of travel. Whether you go to the Outer Banks with your 20-30 extended family members each year or decide to take a trip up to a major city in your State for […]
May 5, 2019

How Background Noise Beats Writer’s Block

Hope’s Hacks (some ways to break up that writer’s block) This month’s cure: Background Noise What the cure is: Finding which noises help you write Why the cure will help: Although some writers, like myself, prefer to work in absolute silence, others need some background noise to help them improve their productivity. Consider the following avenues of noise to break up that block: Songs in other languages: I don’t […]
April 9, 2019

Making Scents (Hope’s Hacks)

This month’s cure: Making Scents What the cure is: Filling your workspace with productive smells Why the cure will help: Nothing can turn a 500-word count goal into a meager 6 words if all you can smell is that pile of laundry in your closet that needs a good wash. Just like sights and sounds can affect one’s productivity, the same goes for scents. So get out those […]
March 5, 2019
dress

Say Yes to Dress(ing up): Hope’s Hacks

Hope’s Hacks (some ways to break up that writer’s block) This month’s cure: Say Yes to Dress(ing up) What the cure is: Wearing something fun while you write. Why the cure will help: They say dress for the job you want to have. I say, dress for the book you want to write. It’s sometimes hard to write a book set in the 1600s while wearing sweatpants. So […]
February 6, 2019
font

What Do You Font? Hope’s Hacks

This month’s cure: Font Runner What the cure is: Changing the font you use when you write. Why the cure will help: A recent trend in changing one’s font has proven to increase productivity in writing, and well, it’s fun.* Fantasy Font Suggestions: Algerian, Matura MT Script Capitals, Old English Text (if you can read it). Anything that screams Lord of the Rings or Medieval England. Sci-Fi Font Suggestions: Magneto […]
January 30, 2019
TV Pilot

25 Trends in Publishing: TV Pilots

About the column: A handful of agents and interns who work with Cyle have learned the latest and (sometimes so, sometimes not so) greatest trends in publishing right now. Tune in each week to find out what’s trending, ranging from ABA to CBA, children’s to adult. The authors of these columns have included social media tags at the end to keep up with trends they […]
January 23, 2019
longer MG and YA

25 Trends in Publishing: Longer MG and YA

About the column: A handful of agents and interns who work with Cyle have learned the latest and (sometimes so, sometimes not so) greatest trends in publishing right now. Tune in each week to find out what’s trending, ranging from ABA to CBA, children’s to adult. The authors of these columns have included social media tags at the end to keep up with trends they […]
January 16, 2019
graphic novels

25 Trends in Publishing: Graphic Novels

About the column: A handful of agents and interns who work with Cyle have learned the latest and (sometimes so, sometimes not so) greatest trends in publishing right now. Tune in each week to find out what’s trending, ranging from ABA to CBA, children’s to adult. The authors of these columns have included social media tags at the end to keep up with trends they […]
January 9, 2019
resolution

Writing Resolutions for 2019: Hope’s Hacks

This month’s cure: You say you want a resolution (well, you know, we all want to change the world) What the cure is: Helping your New Year’s Resolutions to work for your writing Why the cure will help: New Year’s Resolutions. We make ‘em and break ‘em. If you’re anything like me, you’ve made some for writing as well. Whether or not you keep up with them is […]
December 2, 2015

Never Cross a Tyrasor!

Tyrasor, a creature from my novel, The First Bondson. Thoughts?
November 25, 2015

Introducing Fenrick the First – The Gobbin King

Concept art for Fenrick the First, main character in my short story, Unwanted Father, and main character in The Gobbin King. What do you think?
November 18, 2015

Concept Art – Gobbins – The Gobbin King

Concept art for a race of Gobbins in my fantasy project, The Gobbin King. Thoughts?
November 11, 2015

Olvish Concept Art – Torn Kingdom

Concept art for Namshalla Flameharker and Qiol Flameharker from my fantasy novel, Torn Kingdom. Thoughts?