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Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Writer Essentials: My Laptop Accessories

| July 24, 2017

I do 99% of my writing on my laptop (the other 1% is usually on my phone or sometimes in Google Docs during my lunch break). But it’s not the newest laptop, as you can tell by the excellent accumulation of stickers. It’ll be five years old this November! In general, it’s still running strong […]

Fun for Friday: Twitter Bots

| July 21, 2017

Are you on Twitter? If you are, and you like weird stuff (which I suspect you might, since you found your way here), you may enjoy following some of the many “bots” on Twitter. For writers in particular, I’ve found that there are some really wonderful and weird bots that can be used for prompts, […]

Cross and Circle available for pre-order!

| July 20, 2017

My latest book, Cross and Circle, is a contemporary fantasy novella. Evie and Carlotta are expecting the imminent arrival of their first child when an unusual group of men claims to have come for their son. Building off of a pendant that one of the men wears and her own research into pecked crosses across the […]

Book Recommendation: Ink Calls to Ink

| July 19, 2017

Today, I’m recommending a book that I read a few years ago. This is one where I wrote a review as well, which you can find at Mad Scientist Journal. But even though the book has been out for a while (my review is almost two years old now), it’s one that’s worth checking out […]

Podcast Version of “One for Every Year”

| July 18, 2017

My slightly creepy flash fiction story, “One for Every Year,” now has an audio version! You can find it at The Centropic Oracle. Since it’s such a short story, it only takes about 7 minutes for the whole thing, so it’s great for a quick break in your day!

My Giant Spreadsheet of Doom, Part 3

| July 17, 2017

(For the first two posts in this series, click here (1) and here (2).) The image here is a little on the fuzzy side, but since what I’m talking about today is more about the shape of things than the details, I think it’ll work out fine. You can also click on it if you […]

Fun for Friday: Quick Character Ideas

| July 14, 2017

I have an ELABORATE collection of Funko Pops. It started as just a handful, but I’m now to the point where I have purchased 24 of them. (23 for me. 1 for the hubbie.) The picture doesn’t show them all. I have a game that I started when my collection was much smaller. I stack […]

Write Like You’re Alive

| July 13, 2017

Last year, I took part in a month of creating called “Write Like You’re Alive.” The goal was to create something each day during the month of July. The end result was a collection of short stories, poems, and artwork. My personal contribution was a photograph I took in Kansas City. This year, Zoetic Press […]

Book Recommendation: School of Sight

| July 12, 2017

Every so often, I read a book that I don’t wind up writing a review for, for whatever reason. In this case, I think it was because I was busily scrambling to pull together the pieces of my own book. But if you’re looking for a fun urban fantasy read, School of Sight will deliver. There […]

My Patreon

| July 11, 2017

Did you know that I have a Patreon to let my fans help me create more fiction? Check it out here! Any level of support gets you access to behind the scenes looks at what I’m working on. Higher levels, of course, give you more. There are even levels at which you can get hand crocheted […]