Hey, writing blog. Long time, no see. It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Things have been crazy. 2016 has already presented several awesome things. First, there was the world premiere production of my play, THE SPINS, at Out of Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty When You Can’t Write Every Day
As writers or artists (or really just people), there are a lot of times we feel validated. There are also a lot of times we feel rejected and criticized. One of my plays, THE SPINS, is about to open at Continue reading Do You Write Because You Love It?
I just posted a video yesterday in which I discussed a recent shift in my perspective as a writer. Recently, I have had sort of tunnel vision about my young adult novel. I have been so obsessed with whether or Continue reading Appreciate Your Accomplishments as a Writer
I try to make my blog posts helpful for both beginner and advanced writers and everything in between. Today, though, I would like to address the person who has always wanted to try writing, but for whatever reason, hasn’t. Maybe Continue reading 7 Reasons to Give Creative Writing a Try
As many of you have noticed, I have changed the look of my website. I think it’s good to switch things up every now and then. You all have really supported me with this blog so thank you, readers! I Continue reading New website look, new writing videos, new mailing list, oh my!
I have a BA in English, an MFA in Creative Writing, and I’ve literally been writing for over 20 years. I’ve taken numerous classes on writing, read many books about writing, attended workshops and lectures, participated in festivals and apprenticeships, Continue reading There is Always More to Learn about Writing
Some of my 97 filled journals I’ve been keeping a journal since I learned how to write. I’ve been numbering my journals since I was 12, and I’m currently in the middle of journal #98. I’ve written in classy Moleskine Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Keeping a Journal
I suffer from social anxiety and depression, I work from home, I’m a writer, and it’s winter. That’s basically the recipe for being a hermit. I have a real tendency to go long periods of time without leaving the house, Continue reading Four Ways to Take a Break from Being a Hermit Writer
I decided to make a video today about my writing goals for the year. I’ve had a good start to the year as far as writing goes. I’m almost done with another round of edits on THE MUSES, and I Continue reading Writing Goals, Twilight Storytellers, and THE MUSES
So two years ago, when I was writing THE MUSES, I wrote roughly 100 pages before I figured out what was actually supposed to happen in the story. Then I scratched everything I had written and started over. Maybe this is just Continue reading Writing Process and NaNoWriMo