I was recently on Twitter when someone asked for unpopular opinions, and one that's been grating on me came out in the form of this tweet: https://twitter.com/AuthorSAT/status/1628759550051471362 Full disclosure: I actually wrote a blog post about this that was supposed to go up earlier this year, but I chickened out. Why? Well, because I know… Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: Healthy Relationships Shouldn’t be Required in Fiction
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An Ode to My Laptop
My trusted laptop since 2014 died the other week. I know that may not sound like a big deal, but for me, it was like letting go of an old friend. You see, writers spend an extraordinary amount of time on their computers. There are very few days in the year that I don’t use… Continue reading An Ode to My Laptop
Pitch Wars 2021 Wishlist!
Hello, Pitch Wars hopefuls! For a downloadable, plain-text PDF version of this post, click here. This year I am partnering up with the fabulous Sandra Proudman to mentor a middle grade science fiction or fantasy writer for Pitch Wars. We are Team Stellify. Stellify means to change or be changed into a star. It’s associated with myths… Continue reading Pitch Wars 2021 Wishlist!
#SATurdate: Sequel Sneak Peeks, The Light Between Oceans, Rook, & Cupcakes.
What I’m Writing: I’m back on the Bad Bloods train with a brand-new outline and a continued plan after getting stuck in writing quicksand 38,000 words in. I actually have an article about WHAT was wrong with it coming out on Wednesday, so look out for that. It has something to do with my female… Continue reading #SATurdate: Sequel Sneak Peeks, The Light Between Oceans, Rook, & Cupcakes.
#MondayBlogs An Author Who Fears Public Speaking
Despite working with the English language every day—as a writer, as an editor, and as a reader—I have difficulty speaking. I stumble and stutter a lot. Perhaps this is one of the reasons I worked so hard to master the written language. I was making up for another aspect of the language I didn’t excel… Continue reading #MondayBlogs An Author Who Fears Public Speaking
#SATurdate: Book Release, Stranger Things, A Thousand Pieces of You, & Swiss Army Man
What I’m Writing: First and foremost, Dreammare—my YA fantasy—moved on in Adventure’s in YA Publishing’s Red Light / Green Light writing competition! That means I’m in the TOP FIVE! I am thrilled to be here, and I’ve loved reading everyone’s work so far. Next week, the winner is announced, and honestly, these manuscripts sound bomb.… Continue reading #SATurdate: Book Release, Stranger Things, A Thousand Pieces of You, & Swiss Army Man
#SATurdate: Witch, Writer Madness, Fairyland, & Rooftops
This is covering two weeks of life, since last week was all about those Website Wonders, which means it’s a tad longer than usual, but I hope you enjoy all the craziness. What I’m Writing: I’ll tell you what. When a character reveals a plot twist you didn’t have planned AT ALL 40,000 words in,… Continue reading #SATurdate: Witch, Writer Madness, Fairyland, & Rooftops
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
#SATurdate: Shadowhunters, Bad Bloods Shorts, BuzzFeed Books, and Zombie Clowns
Today was one of those crazy whiplash weeks where writing wasn’t the best, and then encouragement brought it all back! Keep chasing the dream. What I’m Writing: I basically skipped a section of Take Me Yesterday and continued to write in it, so I am moving forward, but I’m still struggling with it. (I always… Continue reading #SATurdate: Shadowhunters, Bad Bloods Shorts, BuzzFeed Books, and Zombie Clowns
#SATurdate: The White Rose, Man in the High Castle, Burt’s Bees, and Sweets.
As you all know, we didn’t have a SATurdate last week due to the monthly Website Wonders piece, so this one might be a bit longer than usual. (I think I say that every week for one reason or another…but oh well!) What I’m Writing: I realized I need to go over Take Me Tomorrow… Continue reading #SATurdate: The White Rose, Man in the High Castle, Burt’s Bees, and Sweets.