Happy New Year, everyone! I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I do make goals for the year. One of my goals for 2017 is to resurrect the writing blog! Sure, I make writing videos on my YouTube channel pretty Continue reading 6 Ways to Pump Up Your Writing in 2017
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 Write What You Want to Write
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
Some people create extensive outlines for their novels before they start writing them. Some people know exactly what the beginning, middle, and end will be. Some people think of a few characters or an interesting situation and just start writing. Continue reading Thinking About Plot Structure
Well, somehow I managed to write over 50,000 words of my novel (the sequel to THE MUSES – still untitled!) in the month of November! It was a great experience for me! I would recommend it for all writers. I Continue reading I won NaNoWriMo 2014!
My lovely writer friend from grad school, Rachel Pollock, tagged me in the Writing Process Blog Tour. Rachel is a super awesome writer of non-fiction, fiction, plays, and poetry as well as being a fellow Morrissey/Smiths fan. 🙂 Check out Continue reading Writing Process Blog Tour
Well, now that the 30 Day Poetry Challenge is over, I suppose I can go back to writing “normal” blogs here. (But check out some of the poems I wrote, guys! I wrote 30 poems in 30 days!) It’s been Continue reading Patience is a Virtue (Especially Now)
30 day blog challenge – day 24 People write for all kinds of reasons. Some people write to entertain. Some people write to create great literature. Some people write to make money. (Yes, some writers do actually make money!) There Continue reading Why Do You Write?
30 day blog challenge – day 4 Last night, I went to see Sue Monk Kidd discuss her new novel, The Invention of Wings, at an event from Georgia Center for the Book. This was part of my New Year’s Continue reading Empathy and Point of View – Stepping Outside of Your Cultural Identity as a Writer
There is a song I wrote that is on my solo/acoustic album, Unsent Letters, called “Leave it to Chance.” When I was writing this song, I knew exactly what I wanted the song to be about, and I had lyric ideas. I Continue reading Writing Exercise: Leave it to Chance