100% Absolutely True Advice You Should Occasionally Ignore

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

In Defense of NaNoWriMo or "Don’t Playa-hate*, participate"

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"

Chilean Miners

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