Imagine the scene: you’ve been working on a novel for weeks, maybe months. You spend the bulk of your day at your day job, thinking about how you’ve scheduled today as a writing day, and how you’ll jump on that as soon as you get home and finish dinner. But then the time arrives, and… Continue reading Write Bites: Motivating Yourself to Write
Greetings, all. I have emerged from the other side of the sickbed at last. Well, actually, I emerged a couple of weeks ago, but it took some time to get back on my feet. In case you missed my tweets or Instagram posts, I was taken out by a nasty flu for two weeks, throwing… Continue reading Writes and Crafts: Plotting
Wow, okay, so a LOT has happened since my post about moving back to New York. And, amazingly, all of it has been good. If you’ve been following me on social media, you’re probably up-to-date on what’s happened with me. A little over a month later, I have two publishing credentials under my belt, a… Continue reading The Start of a Journey in Publishing
So, if you’ve been paying attention to social media over the past several years and you’re part of the book community (or even if you aren’t), you’ve probably noticed the push for more diverse stories. It’s an important push, one that I wrote about on my Instagram the other day when a controversy popped up… Continue reading A List of Diverse YA Books I’ve Read
As I’ve mentioned in my about page, the awesome readers of this blog (that’s you!) tend to come from one of two groups: 1) writers involved in the Twitter community and 2) people who are fans of my acting career. I’m so invested in the first community that it’s sometimes easy to forget that people… Continue reading “Where/When Can I Buy Your Books?”
This blog is something I treasure. It allows me a platform to write my thoughts on topics that are important to me in long form, and then to distribute those thoughts to a large audience. It provides me with a place to practice my writing, which, to a young writer trying to sell her fiction,… Continue reading I’ve Been M.I.A., But I’m Back With a College Degree!
A while ago, I wrote what I now consider to be a very naive post about how I am at a disadvantage in the literary industry because I love to read classics, and my novels are consequently influenced by them. I couldn’t understand what the literary world had against archaic language, flowery descriptions, and novels that… Continue reading Classic and Contemporary Novels: How Both Can Improve Your Writing