October 24, 2017

The other day, I was scrolling through Twitter and came across the hashtag 'Why I Write'. Of course, I spiraled down the black hole of social media and read amazing accounts from authors explaining why they pluck away at their keyboards day after day. And, if I'm being...

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...

October 12, 2017

When I was writing my first novel, I often wondered if I'd ever get published. The process seemed so daunting, and at times, even impossible. 

What helped inspire me (and keep me motivated) was reading how other author's went about it. I liked reading about their s...

October 5, 2017

"the female of the species is more deadly than the male." - Rudyard Kipling

Whatever you may think of the title of this blog post, this is not going to be a feminist piece, but rather a look at the novel, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, by Mindy McGinnis. 

This is the first b...

October 4, 2017

I'm not going to lie. Today was painful. 

I've gotten to the part of my manuscript where I have to tie up all these little loose ends. You'd think it would be easy. I thought it would be easy. Boy, was I wrong.

This morning, I sat down at the cafe with a coffee in hand....

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