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”
I finished my second novel a little over a week ago. It took me four months, in which I stressed myself out to the max by trying…… Read more “On Endings”
“I’m not done with you,” I say, voice low. “What the hell happened this morning?” “I told you already,” he says, irritated. “I thought I’d let you… Read more "Vindicta – Snippet #1"
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.
I’ve got 99 problems and all of them have to do with me being a nerd.
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”