Stepdaddy’s Blood: Looking For Betas!

 Her stepdad died the year she was born. Her mum doesn’t make sense as she tells the story, and Allan begins to suspect that she’s not the White Ass’ bastard child. She recruits her spanish teacher, Pireto and her best friend Johanna to find D.N.A. to test. But they find a suicide that might haveContinue reading “Stepdaddy’s Blood: Looking For Betas!”

What Happens at a Cemetery?

I was in a trap. Pireto needed to tempt Allan with a treat, and naturally it was visiting a cemetery. But things cannot happen without things happening! The scene needed to be more than “oooh, dead people.”, although it is extremely fun IRL. So I did something I don’t usually do: I  listed.  The followingContinue reading “What Happens at a Cemetery?”

Stepdaddy’s Blood/ WIP #3, In Tweets

Since May of 2017, a little over a year. Between handwriting and a semester of playwriting, I only have 8 pages of typed novel. #TheMerryWriter — 💀Tanyx Winchester 💀 (@lokikilledtanyx) August 16, 2018 I'm Tanya. I write YA mystery. The majority of Stepdaddy's Blood is set in Napa, but I haven't been there since 2007.Continue reading “Stepdaddy’s Blood/ WIP #3, In Tweets”

Stepdaddy’s Blood/ WIP Update #2

This is the monthly follow-up for Stepdaddy’s Blood: A WIP  in an attempt to hold myself accountable for my progress.  Due to technical difficulties, I haven’t been able to write much. I finally got a new keyboard that’s super clunky but makes a satisfying clicking noise while I type.  “That woman stared at me while IContinue reading “Stepdaddy’s Blood/ WIP Update #2”

Stepdaddy’s Blood: A WIP

 Hello sweetie! I’ve hit a bit of *gulp* writers’ block in my current WIP. I wrote a bit of an overview, mostly data relating to the characters. The problem is I’ve been working for so long on this, first as an omnipotent novel, then as a play for a class, then in 1st person, and nowContinue reading “Stepdaddy’s Blood: A WIP”


  M.I.C.E., found on Williamablan, is a way to categorize character motivations into Money, Ideology, Conscience and Ego. I’ve found that most motivators fall into these categories, and a way to humanize or villainize characters. For instance, money is not a consideration for Voldemort, but he has a strong ideology about killing muggle-borns to isolate the wizardingContinue reading “MICE!”