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
With the exception of four years I spent away at college, I have lived in this room permanently for over twelve years, and my favorite thing about it has always been the light. Continue reading The Write Light
Writing a book does not happen on the day of the release, but rather, over the course of so, so many hours and so many opportunities to give up.
And I consider that my greatest accomplishment. Continue reading Accomplishment in Progress
I have a Faulkner quote hanging in the top right corner of my vision as I sit at my desk, and it’s come to be something I live my life by. Continue reading If You Give a Writer a Word
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