Distinguishing from a Mood and What Actually Sucks

This Monday (writing wise) was a big UGGGHHHHHH and an even longer GAHHHHHH. *featuring me staring angrily at my laptop with a murderous glare* I was editing Lily, and it was just one of those days where this happens: Me: I don't even know where to start. Ugh this sucks. This all sucks. This can't … Continue reading Distinguishing from a Mood and What Actually Sucks

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?)

Should You Read Nonfiction as a Fiction Writer?

I don't know about anyone else, but I LOVE reading nonfiction. Evidence: Writers are constantly berated with the fact that they need to read fiction. That they need to read within their genre. And WE DO NEED TO READ FICTION. I mean, we make fiction, so we better be familiar with it. But you know … Continue reading Should You Read Nonfiction as a Fiction Writer?

“Why” You Write Doesn’t Matter

(I think the title of this post might get people feeling a little bitter. Just hold your horses, OK?) Once upon a time, I was filling out college applications. (It wasn't that long ago but it feels like it was back with the pterodactyls and velociraptors.) One of the most painful parts of this process was writing essays … Continue reading “Why” You Write Doesn’t Matter