I'm a girl on mission and I'm hoping I can help you with yours.
I'm Victoria Grace Howell. I am 25-year-old geeky author from Atlanta, Georgia (Think Southern without the accent) represented by C.Y.L.E. Literary Agency and I aspire to be a published novelist of speculative fiction: science-fiction, fantasy, steampunk, the weird stuff.
From the time I attended my first writers conference at sixteen, I've pursued writing diligently. I've been studying the craft on my own by attending writers conferences around the country, online seminars, lots and lots of reading, and hands on experience as an editor, staff writer, and social media manager.
I'm a part of Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, numerous anime, video games, and many more fandoms, so I like to give my posts a fictional flare. I love to analyze shows, movies, and video games to glean writing tips and theme my posts with my fandoms. I'm also creating a massive research resource for writers who wish to interview people with different handicaps and from different countries (More about that on the Tips Archive Tab). Publishing is a long road and I hope to share some of my experiences with you to help you with your writing with a twist of geek!
Five Geeky Facts About Me:
5.) I'm very involved in the writing world. I write and am the head movie editor for the Christian Geek site Geeks Under Grace; I'm a paid staff writer for Geekdom House, and I'm a monthly to bimonthly contributor to the Fangirl Initiative. In April 2016 I was published in Havok Magazine, then in October 2016 I became the social media manager for that imprint.
2.) I'm an artist. I love drawing and sculpting my characters to help me see them clearer.
|My character Mor from Red Hood|
|My character Harlowe from Starbloods|
|My character Bryce from Subsapien|
3.) I'm a cosplayer! I've cosplayed as a Mirkwood Elf, Katara, Ino Yamanaka, Katniss Everdeen, and a Survey Corps member! And I plan to do much more!
4.) I'm an avid tea drinker. I may have a bit of an obsession with tea hence why I review so many. Some of my favorites are chais, earl grey, and anything with rose.
|This is one of my favorite teas ever.|
5.) I'm a die hard cat lover! This is my cat Lessy. Isn't she the cutest thing ever?!
Finalled in the top 25 out of 140 for the Go Teen Writers One Line Pitch Contest 2013
Finalled in the top 25 out of over 200 for the Go Teen Writers Everything He Spoke Was A Like Contest 2014
Teen Writer of the Year Award at the 2014 Florida Christian Writers Conference
Winner of 100 for 100 at Go Teen Writers 2012
NaNoWriMo Winner 2014
Winner of 100 for 100 at Go Teen Writers 2014
Beyond the Steeple Award by Believers Trust 2015
The Blogging Schedule:
All posts will go up at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Every Sunday - Writerly Bundle - Where I post a word, a track, and a tea for your writerly pleasure.
Tuesday - Book Reviews - Pretty self-explanatory.
1st Friday of the Month - Questions for a Character - I'll post a call for questions for one of my characters for a character interview.
1st Saturday of the Month - Writing Tip - I'll post a writing tip or discussion.
2nd Friday of the Month - Beautiful People - Wherein I link-up to Paper Fury's famous link-up.
2nd Saturday of the Month - So Your Character is From Another Country - A post series where I interview people from around the world about their countries for a crash course, breaking stereotypes and encouraging international diversity.
3rd (and Bonus) Friday of the Month - Tags - Where I do the various tags I've been tagged in.
3rd Saturday of the Month - Movie/Show/Anime/Game Analysis - Where I analyze a certain movie, show, anime, or video game about what they can teach us about writing.
Bonus Saturday of the Month - Varies - I may do another Character from Country post or a guest post. You never know!
Last Friday of the Month - Character Interview - Where I post the character answering all the questions you asked.
Last Saturday of the Month - Monthly Summary - Where I tell you about the happenings and future happenings of me and the blog.
Note: If an event comes up I may write a specific post of it and I'll either eliminate or rearrange posts for that month. I'll let you know in the MS.