Hey everyone! I talked about this a few months ago, but the Walk to Cure Psoriasis is just a week away!Please go to my personal Walk site to read more about my experience with psoriasis.Over SEVEN MILLION Americans are affected by this disease, which has no cure – yet.If you can spare the time, I’d … Continue reading Walk to Cure Psoriasis
There are some shining gems of writerly advice put forth so often we’ve begun to think of them as “rules.” Whether you’ve been stalking book industry blogs since before Miss Snark began offering her gin-fueled snarkery or this is your first week reading about writing, you’ve heard these all before. But before you follow one … Continue reading 100% Absolutely True Advice You Should Occasionally Ignore
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is one week away and I’ve been seeing a lot of blog posts and tweets about it. Most of them are full of excitement, but many from publishing industry folks seem intent on casting a dark cloud over the event. They all sound something like this: “Well, I guess, maybe, … Continue reading In Defense of NaNoWriMo or "Don’t Playa-hate*, participate"
I usually devote my Wednesday blog posts to answering YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday questions, but this week I don’t really know what to say to the topic:What/who are your comp titles/authors?For people not down with industry lingo, comp titles are other books that your book is similar too – in theme, subject matter, atmosphere, … Continue reading Road Trip Wednesday: Comp Titles
Unless you’ve been living under a rock with no internet service, you’ve heard about the Chilean miners. Our entire country has been watching, gobbling up any news coming from that copper mine. I’ve heard people theorize that we’re so interested in this story because we are so desperate for any kind of good news – … Continue reading Chilean Miners
I’m about to start writing my first other-world fantasy (not High Fantasy) and I’m realizing that it’s going to be more work than I thought before I start writing the story. This is my third book, but the first two are urban fantasies. I’m a pantser, so I don’t really plan my stories, but I … Continue reading So Many New Questions
Today’s topic for Road Trip Wednesday over at YA Highway is: You’re packing for a month on a deserted island. What, as a reader and writer, must be in your backpack?This topic is kind of funny, because I just found out that you can eat most parts of a palm tree and make soap out … Continue reading Road Trip Wednesday: Deserted Island