5 Things to Do to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month


Happy October! Or for many of us writers, happy month before NaNoWriMo! NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November and invites writers to challenge themselves to write 50,000 words in one month. It’s a Continue reading

YouTube: A Good Resource for Writers?


As it turns out, there is a lot more on YouTube than just music videos and cute cat videos. There is an entire community of YouTubers who talk about books (referred to as BookTube). There are YouTubers who talk about activism Continue reading

5 Ways to Start Your Novel with a Bang


Whether you pursue self-publishing or traditional publishing, the beginning of your book is extremely important. You can write the best novel ever, but if your first chapter or even your first five pages don’t entice the reader, the world may Continue reading

There is No “One Size Fits All” Writing Advice


You might think it’s a little weird for someone who spends a lot of their non-writing time giving writing advice to essentially say, “sometimes you should forget about my advice.” But sometimes, you really should forget about my advice. All writing advice Continue reading

Write What You Want to Write


So many writers spend too much time thinking about publishing trends. Maybe you see the success of books like THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT so you think, “I should really try writing a YA dystopian novel!” Or maybe you’ve seen Continue reading

7 Ways to Start Your Career after Graduating with an English Degree


So you’ve read Austen and Shakespeare, you’ve written your term papers, you’ve written a number of short stories or poems, and now you’re the proud recipient of an English degree. Congratulations! You might be asking yourself, “but what do I Continue reading