Story Snippet: October

It’s hard to explain how she feels most of the time. Sometimes she feels like energy is running through her veins, like the world is a little brighter and a little sharper and she has a plan for everything. Those are the good days. Sometimes she wakes up and her veins are filled with molasses, […]

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The 8-Part Guide to Researching for and Developing Your Novel

You’ve probably heard people tell you to learn how to write from other books about a dozen times already. And while I agree with that to some degree, I think people dismiss how helpful other media can be. Reading, watching or listening to media set in a similar place and/or time as the manuscript you’re writing can be extremely helpful. I don’t just mean documentaries, although those can be helpful too. I’m talking about fictional media.

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Story Snippet: August

She drags the door open, peering inside. Thankfully, the door doesn’t creak, and neither of the two occupants—a pretty girl with pink hair and a boy with corn-silk hair who seems to be the source—seem to notice her. The music is louder now, and far more beautiful. Abruptly, the boy turns his head to the […]

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Yes, You’re A “Real” Writer

The definition of what a writer is has been debated within the writing community for ages. What are the parameters? What do you have to have accomplished in order to be considered one? Do you have to finish a novel? Publish something? Get picked up by one of the Big Five houses? Do you need to be on the New York Times bestseller list?

But here’s the thing: if you think you’re a writer, you are one.

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Story Snippet: June

He has never found a place that feels like home. He’s lived in this house for over a year, can count all the cracks on his bedroom ceiling. He knows where the floorboards creak and where the old stairs dip. The flashing lights and heavy bass thudding through the room might be the most familiar […]

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Story Snippet: December

Matt’s staring at him, lips pulled down and eyes soft like he knows what Braedyn’s thinking, what he’s gonna say. It’s not the first time; it won’t be the last. “Nah,” he says, shaking his head. “Not today.” Then he turns around and walks away.

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