March 27, 2018

Today is a great day. The sun is out, the air is warming up (80 degrees, y'all!), and I have officially turned in my latest manuscript to my agent. I feel like I've crawled out of a cave and am seeing the sun for the first time in MONTHS! 

I finished this manuscrip...

December 13, 2017

When I first started writing, I spent a lot of time reading blog posts on craft. One of the tips that came up over and over again regarded passive voice. I understood it in theory, but I had a difficult time picking it out in my own writing. Now that I've gone through...

October 18, 2017

I’ve always heard the phrase ‘Kill Your Darlings.’ William Faulkner said it. Stephen King said it. Every speaker on writing I’ve ever heard has said it. Even my editor said it last year during a particularly brutal round of revisions.

 But what does it really mean?

Kill...

September 28, 2017

We all need a little push every now and again. For me, I need it pretty regularly. I often find myself staring at my computer screen, ready to work when something more pressing comes up. Pressing--as in laundry, house work, dinner preparation, grocery shopping, you nam...

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