You know what today is (or, tomorrow). All Hallows Eve. Pumpkins, candles, candy, costumes, and NANOWRIMO (shhhh). Here I will lead you in a step by step process of how to properly scare a writer. (WARNING: I cannot promise you how your writer will respond. They may scream and run away to Greenland, blast themselves … Continue reading How to Scare a Writer
Me: sometimes I journal before bed, which can be helpful but sometimes I get inspired and - Mom: you know I could have told you that it wouldn't be helpful to fall asleep. Anywho, I started journaling last year. AND I LOVE IT. First off, I have two journals (though I have a lot more … Continue reading Creative Journaling (or journaling for writers)
One thing I'm truly grateful for? My mom. She was a creative writing major, so when I was a wee one and wanted to publish poems she handed me a copy of the Writer's Market and said, "go for it." (Ok we went to the library but whatever.) I am SO glad that I started … Continue reading Get to Know the Writing Industry When You Know Nothing.
I was thinking the other day of how the MCU (marvel cinematic universe) movies kind of defy genres. They are their own. The Superhero genre. Which - kinda isn't a genre yet maybe is but you might not find it on an agent or publishing listing. SO. I was thinking if I was pitching the … Continue reading MCU Movies as Specific Genres (why? I don’t know)
Eons ago I wrote a blog about what time of day is the best to write (you can read it here). I was for writing at whatever time of day that works for you. And I still stand by this. Time is not our own, and what time we have we have to use (that … Continue reading Should You Write in the Morning?
Do you always have to finish what you're writing? First off, there are two kinds of finishing: finishing a draft, and finishing through the editing process. Let's take a look at the first. 1 So you're in the throes of writing a first draft. You probably started out with a lot of hype and excitement … Continue reading Do You Have to Finish Writing that Book?
Been doing this writing thing for a while now (like...a decade). And after you do things for a while you develop some habits. Some good (like writing every day) and some bad. Like these ones. 1 Thinking up blog posts and story ideas as I fall asleep. Or am trying to fall asleep. Just, is … Continue reading Bad Habits I Have Developed as a Writer (this is gonna be fun I swear)
First of all, September is my favorite month because it's my birthday month and also the start of fall (the scientists are wrong. Fall starts September 1st). September was...September? Like pretty normal stuff. Swan Lake, editing *cries*, reading (Ebola and a book on the Armenian Genocide. Yeah, I like to read fun stuff), dinosaurs, and … Continue reading How was September? What is October? IS THAT NANOWRIMO I SMELL???
First things first: TOMORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY. And three days from now on the 22nd is Bilbo and Frodo's. It is a very momentous week. I don't think I've ever done a birthday post but here we are. Since I was born on the 19th, I thought I would do 19 miscellaneous facts about me. … Continue reading It’s My Birthday and Other Things You Didn’t Ask to Know
In light of the Little Women movie coming out in December, this whole thing was brought to my attention. Disclosure: I have never actually read Little Women. So if you see anything here and are like, "well that's not what happened in the book" I'm not sorry. Not my fault that I don't know … Continue reading Little Woman, Writing What You Know, and Crying