I read an interview last year that really stayed with me and has made me rethink where I stand as a creator. For a while, I thought I had a totally clear picture of the writing career I was going to build for myself, if I could. But lately, my perspective on this has changed. … Continue reading What Do I Actually Want? Thoughts on Writing, Publishing, and Creative Control
Upcoming Publication: Sibyls
Happy New Year! 2020 is just a lovely number to look at, and I'm hoping that the year (really the decade) turns out to be just as attractive, especially as it relates to all things writing. With that said... I have news. Exciting news. In just a few short weeks, I will be putting out … Continue reading Upcoming Publication: Sibyls
Writing Wednesday: A Long-Term Revision
I'm writing this post after having a really amazing conversation that I'll post more about soon! But until then, I'm thinking a lot about the book that I'm finishing, which has undergone several drafts over the course of many years. That's unusual for me, and I think it's a process that deserves some thought. My … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: A Long-Term Revision
Podcast for Writers: 88 Cups of Tea
If we've met in person or even digitally, I know you've heard me say this at least ten times, but just in case you need a reminder: if you are looking to enter the writing world in any professional capacity, you need to get Yin Chang's podcast 88 Cups of Tea on your playlist ASAP! … Continue reading Podcast for Writers: 88 Cups of Tea
Away on Retreat!
I'm writing from the woods in Pennsylvania, where my critique partners Sara and Eva and I travel for our annual summer writing retreat! Retreats are great for so many reasons. Getting away from your normal surroundings—and I don't mean a local coffee shop, I mean far away—can really help you refocus on your writing, because … Continue reading Away on Retreat!
Tuesday Writing Thoughts: Flying into Windows
For the past month and a half, I've been in the query trenches. If you're not familiar with the term, it is what it sounds like: writers armed with meticulously revised, polished manuscripts venture into the battle of finding representation for their books by writing hopeful letters to literary agents. The query trenches are an … Continue reading Tuesday Writing Thoughts: Flying into Windows
I recently received my newest box of writing prompts from Storymatic Studios, and I couldn't be happier about it! Synapsis is one of the writing tools I use when I'm looking to start a new story or get some journaling done. It's a fun way to tease out the existing stuff that lives in your … Continue reading Synapsis!
Hey there, Writing Hive! I'm back! It's been months since my last post, and while I do have apologies, I also have some pretty good excuses. I'm typically not big on the latter, but this time I'm making an exception. I spent the second half of 2018: rewriting an entire doctoral dissertation; beginning a library … Continue reading New Beginnings
Publication: Due North
http://alluvian.space/due-north-melissa-bobe I'm so excited to be featured in the current issue of Alluvian! They're a great journal out of Ithaca and have an eye on our climate and our planet, as we all should. They also feature some beautiful graphics and photography, so definitely explore the current issue and all of the wonderful content that … Continue reading Publication: Due North
Camping for Writers!
I've been away from this blog for a bit, and not because I don't love my Hive! March was crazy because I had an unfortunate falling out with my gallbladder, who I've decided to call Oliver. After 2 trips to the ER, a stopover at urgent care, office visits with 3 doctors, and weeks of … Continue reading Camping for Writers!