Recently, I finished the first draft of a novel. Granted, any novelist already knows that means the novel isn’t truly finished, but alas, finishing that first draft is the first hurdle to novel freedom. There are a lot of emotions that come along with that moment. Even if it is the tenth novel you’ve written,… Continue reading #WW The Emotions of Finishing a Novel
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#WW How to Avoid Writer Burnout
Writer burnout is different from writer’s block. How? While writer’s block is a force that prevents you from going forward, writer’s burnout is when going forward too much and all the time eventually exhausts you (and your resources). I think it’s important to understand the differences, because the solutions to these problems can be quite… Continue reading #WW How to Avoid Writer Burnout
#SATurdate: The 5th Wave, The Siren, Radio Interview, & Peanut Butter Cookies.
Today's Saturdate post covers two weeks, so it's going to be longer than usual. That being said, it was an exciting two weeks! I had my first in-studio radio interview at Johnson County Community College, and the host was super sweet! I can’t wait for you all to hear the interview, so be sure to… Continue reading #SATurdate: The 5th Wave, The Siren, Radio Interview, & Peanut Butter Cookies.
To be completely honest, I wrote the entire Saturdate post before I realized today was supposed to be a Ketchup post, and then I freaked out and barely finished running all the stats I needed to make this. WHEW. Geez. I need a break. My brain is broken. Since this took place on a Saturday,… Continue reading January Ketchup
Feminism in YA: Knives and Candy
First, I would like to thank Dahlia Adler for inspiring me to write this post via her article What We Aren’t Talking About When We Talk About Feminism in YA. Feminism is an important, vital part of my identity, but it’s also one of the scariest words in my life. Why? Well, I have a… Continue reading Feminism in YA: Knives and Candy
#WritingTips Writing The Back Blurb
Every Monday I take a popular post from the past, and I rewrite it with new information and approaches. Today, we’re talking about the dreaded back blurb. Why do we dread the back blurb? Well, because it can be the making or breaking point for the reader. That little blurb on the back can be… Continue reading #WritingTips Writing The Back Blurb