Happy November, everyone! It has been a whirlwind for me since the release of NASCENT WITCH, which I can't quite believe has been in the world for over 3 weeks already. I've had some lovely shout-outs from friends and readers in that time: And a very exciting mention from Den of Geek (I might … Continue reading NASCENT WITCH, NaNoWriMo, New Project, and More!
Happy Writing Wednesday! This witchy edition of your weekly prompt is brought to you by Witchtember, of course, and by Rememory, one of my favorite writing tools and part of Storymatic Studios. I love drawing from Rememory, much in the way I enjoy doing a tarot reading for myself. It's a meditative practice of sorts, … Continue reading Witchy Writing Wednesday: Storymatic Rememory Witchtember Prompt
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
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
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
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 have a purple plastic suitcase that is chock full of writing prompts. What do they have in common? They're all postcards! I started collecting postcards whenever I traveled as a way of grabbing an inexpensive souvenir that didn't take up too much space. My collection has become pretty massive (it's a respectably-sized plastic suitcase!), … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: Postcard Prompts
Today, I'm thinking about writing accountability partners and critique groups. My friend Greg asked for a post on this a few weeks ago, and I'm happy to write one in response to him! As much as you surround yourself with motivational journals and objects like those pictured above, sometimes nothing is more helpful to your … Continue reading Thursday Writing Thoughts: The Magic of Critique Groups