The Five Stages of Editing Grief

You did it. You finally finished that book/article/short story. Your blood, sweat, and tears went into making it the very best it can be. You are so proud, a mother bird watching her little fledgling take flight as you hit the button to send the final product out! Maybe it takes several days, even several […]

3 Writer Tips for the Summer Conference Countdown

Summer is here! #AlltheFeels In addition to leisurely mornings and extra coffee, we’re so super stoked about taking down our vacation TBR pile, bulking up our WIP word count, and … CONFERENCE SEASON! 1. Find Your People Writing is a single and solitary business, for the most part. In addition to that, for many of […]

The Science of Story

Confession: I am a huge fan of superhero movies. Specifically, I love Marvel superhero movies. Take a look at any article posted online about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and you will instantly find the heated debates about why the Marvel movies are more successful than the DC movies. The theories range from criticisms of the […]

My Top 3 Swoon-Worthy YA Couples!

It’s February! Which means it’s time for roses, chocolate, and of course, YA romance! I am absolutely biased, but I have a hard time enjoying a YA novel if there isn’t a good love story in it! It’s probably the romantic in me, but there’s such a nostalgia to those teenage love stories that makes […]

5 Wonderful Writer-ly Things to Accomplish This Year

Ah, yes. The obligatory New Year resolution post. Cos it’s 2018. A new year. A fresh start. While I’m generally a ‘fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants’ kind of person, there is something exhilarating about making resolutions at the beginning of the year. For the last few years, I chose a word instead of making resolutions (which always seem to […]