Saturday Morning Post Vol. 4

I think I write too much because I'm beginning to make up ways to spell things (not misspell, but I actually just think that a word is spelled totally differently am I losing my mind cast your vote). Example: I wrote "shrowded" instead of "shrouded." I just noticed that it's the last week of February … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post Vol. 4

At some point you just gotta throw all the advice out the window and jump off the cliff

At some point, after all the blogs you've read, after all articles you've scoured, and after all the books you've read on writing, you just gotta write. Because in the end the best writing advice anyone can give is: READ. WRITE. AND LIVE. NOW, that doesn't mean that all other writing advice is null. Learning … Continue reading At some point you just gotta throw all the advice out the window and jump off the cliff

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 3

I'm sitting here listening to the Gladiator soundtrack blasting in the background, with the evening sun shooting through my window (not literally, if it was I wouldn't be here and neither would anyone else). The light is CHANGING and I'm over here like WOW IT'S LIGHT OUT AT 5:00 PM???? The Dark Days of Winter … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 3

Thinking up content can be hard, but there are people who do this for a living.

As a blogger (and writer in general) I think we can all agree that coming up with content can be hard. Then we grumble about how blogging is forcing our creativity, or etc (I mean if you don't like to force content out of your system, that's ok, do your thing BUT I just have … Continue reading Thinking up content can be hard, but there are people who do this for a living.

Write How You Need to, and Let That Be That

I'm about to get angry. Everyone duck. DISCLAIMER: if you are a plotter by nature and believe in the power of plotting your novel, do not take offence. I don't care how you write your novel, and that is the whole point of this post. Write how YOU need to write. *grabs megaphone and climbs … Continue reading Write How You Need to, and Let That Be That

Saturday Morning Post, Mid Week Thoughts

I'm writing this in the middle of the week, though this is my Saturday Morning Post (maybe that should become a thing? Like this is my column where I blather about anything I want to?) This January I've been scratching my head hard for content ideas (for my blog). Maybe because I've been feeling a … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Mid Week Thoughts

Journey Through a Notebook with Me (Will it be fun? Scary? Bewildering befuddlement?)

First off, I almost called Charles Dickens "Chickens" this week so that's how your writer's doing right now. Second thing, I thought I would take you all on a magical mystery tour through....a notebook. More particularly, one of my notebooks. ("Only one of many," I say ominously.) Mostly so you can admire my crazy handwriting and … Continue reading Journey Through a Notebook with Me (Will it be fun? Scary? Bewildering befuddlement?)

If You’re an Underwriter and You Know It, Clap Your Hands *claps till they fall off*

I never thought I'd be an underwriter. I grew up reading Tolkien and his chapter lengths descriptions and trees and Dickens' book length description of someone's nose, so I figured I would follow suit. I spent high school writing a fantasy trilogy that totaled over 300k words. I thought I was doomed to write sprawling … Continue reading If You’re an Underwriter and You Know It, Clap Your Hands *claps till they fall off*

January Wrap Up: agents, editing, reworking my schedule oh my

January first off seems to have gone on FOREVER. LIKE THIS IS THE MONTH THAT NEVER ENDED. Mom: it's like...time is slowing down. Which means... Me: then it STOPS. My sister: that just got really existential. So anyway, month has been a weird jumbly month filled with researching agents, editing, applying to jobs, adjusting to … Continue reading January Wrap Up: agents, editing, reworking my schedule oh my