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. Continue reading I Don’t Want to Write
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
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.
Psh. Continue reading My Achilles Heels
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
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
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. Continue reading Writing When It Hurts
I do not have a half-naked Greek Goddess of muse and creativity lying across my bed. Inspiration doesn’t work like that. Continue reading So Where Do the Stories Come From, I Wonder