This house, specifically, has called to my baser self for over a year. What does that have to do with writing? Everything. Continue reading House on the Hill
Now, of course, removing a transmission is a wildly complicated and difficult process, a little like saying Step One: Animate the monster or Step One: Walk on the moon. In my family, the term has become synonymous with comically difficult tasks– such as writing a book. Continue reading Step One: Remove Transmission
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
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
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)