As a reader and, more importantly, as a writer, this series offers a treasure trove of inspiration, skill, and finesse and we can all learn a great deal from it. Here are just a few reasons why everyone who loves to write – and read – should put Six of Crows at the top of their To Be Read Pile. Continue reading Six Reasons Every Writer Should Read Six of Crows
But many years have passed and my love for the romance audiobook has grown out of control. Here are some of the reasons I swear by audiobooks. Continue reading What’s the Deal With Audiobooks?
There’s a reason they say write drunk, edit sober. Your inhibitions should be down while you’re writing and doubled while you’re editing.
Because I am a mad scientist writer with my hand in several pots all at the same time, I need to be organized. Really freaking organized. Continue reading Runaway Writer
Diversity in race, sexuality, socioeconomic background and more in YA books plays a fundamental role in providing young people with a sense of identity, belonging and validity.
Most of the time. Continue reading That Book Ouch Moment
Here’s what you need to know about being a writer. You have to get up. Because no matter how long it takes you, no matter how battle-weary you feel, no matter how many times you’ve cried this year, if you don’t get up, that’s game over. Continue reading Dear New Authors (I Did It So You Don’t Have To)
This idea of the muse, of some catch-all messenger of creativity is delightful and fantastical. It’s also completely made up. Continue reading You Can’t Trust a Muse