“How Do I Talk To Teenagers?” You’re Already Asking the Wrong Question

They said, “All teenagers scare the living shit out of me!!” – My Chemical Romance, “Teenagers” I primarily write YA fiction. There’s this misconception that writing for teenagers means you have to dumb your writing down. You know, pluck all the “big” words out of your prose because teenagers couldn’t possibly understand them. Make sure your… Continue reading “How Do I Talk To Teenagers?” You’re Already Asking the Wrong Question

Why You’ve Been Hearing Nothing But Crickets From Me

Hey readers! I just wanted to give you lovely people a quick update about why I seem to have completely vanished from my blog (I’m sad whenever I remember I haven’t written a blog post since February). I spent a month after writing my Frozen post editing my third novel until it was in fine enough condition… Continue reading Why You’ve Been Hearing Nothing But Crickets From Me

Classic and Contemporary Novels: How Both Can Improve Your Writing

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