Writing When It Hurts

Sometimes, we are faced with the everyday human suffering that can throw a wrench into even the most distinguished of plans. Crossing our t’s and dotting our i’s cannot prevent life from taking its course.

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When You Can’t Write

And sometimes, as much as it pains me to admit it, writing doesn’t always take the priority.

What’s on Your Shelf?

My favorite genre is binge reading stories from the library, spending all day in bed swearing I’ll stop after one more chapter, developing massive, unhealthy crushes on fictional characters. My favorite genre is whatever I can get my hands on.

I Don’t Want to Write

Writing is wonderful. It’s like playing God, sculpting worlds, forming new people from nothing but your fingers against the keyboard, giving life to the two-dimensional creations of your own mind, weaving spells of love and pain and the whole spectrum of human emotion.

I love being a writer, but that’s not why I do it.

House on the Hill

This house, specifically, has called to my baser self for over a year. What does that have to do with writing? Everything.

Six Reasons Every Writer Should Read Six of Crows

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. 

Accomplishment in Progress

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.

If You Give a Writer a Word

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.

My Achilles Heels

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.

Psh.