I’m in the third revision of my novel right now. I’ve done all the major revisions of the text and finished all those nasty structural edits. All…… Read more “The All-Inclusive Character Questionnaire You’ve Been Waiting For”
A couple of weeks ago, I watched the 2015 Disney/Pixar film Inside Out with my parents. I really enjoyed it, because not only was it poignant and…… Read more “Character Questions: ‘Inside Out’ Style”
Sorry for the lack of a post last week! I’ve been really busy this last little while with interviews, jobs, school and a hell of a lot…… Read more “April Reads: THE SWORD OF SUMMER”
Characters are a big thing for me. I mean, duh—I’m a writer. But I’ve always had a special spot in my heart for character. Above all else,…… Read more “Badass-ify Your Characters: Alex’s Guide to Revision Part 2”
The book recommendations return, just in time for the end of NaNoWriMo!
“Oh, you’re a writer? What do you write about?” Answer: THINGS.
I’ve been down this writerly road several times. Revisions aren’t not easy. You might think it’ll be easy and you’ll be done in a few days, but yeah, no. Inevitably, there will be a lot of junk food consumed and tears shed, but you don’t have to let it take over. Here are a few ways to make sure revising doesn’t make you lose your marbles.
Admittedly, not every YA author/writer needs to read these books, but they should (if they haven’t already, that is, because most of these are super popular). For…… Read more “7 Beautifully Written Contemporary YA Novels Every YA Writer Needs to Read”
So, last week, this hashtag, #VeryRealisticYA, was created by @ABoredAuthor (aka John Hansen), and it caught the online writing community by storm. The tweets people sent in…… Read more “The Truth Behind #VeryRealisticYA”
I’m a feminist. This might be very obvious to the (few) people who follow me, but I’m a feminist. Yeah. I know someone somewhere will sigh when…… Read more “Writing Strong Female Characters: Feminism in Fiction”