Write What You Want to Write

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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

Thinking About Plot Structure

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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

Writing Process Blog Tour

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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. đŸ™‚ Check out Continue reading Writing Process Blog Tour

Patience is a Virtue (Especially Now)

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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)

Empathy and Point of View – Stepping Outside of Your Cultural Identity as a Writer

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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

Writing Exercise: Leave it to Chance

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