I just love reading Ever since I was very small, I’ve loved reading. I was that kid who exited the library with Mom, carrying a stack of books so tall that you could only see my eyes above it. I was the kid who got so many books out that no one thought she would… Continue reading Quick, before 2017, give me books!
Sharing There are 3 books I super loved in 2016, and I’d like to share them with you. Ka-POW! The first book is the one I just read. It is a contemporary YA novel, with no magical flashings – not my usual read. But I found it on a list of BEST YA of 2016,… Continue reading Ba-ZAM! Books of 2016
Holidays…or Horrible Days? Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas, if you celebrate it, and that you’re excited and revving up for 2017. Our topic today is a fantastic course that my friend heads up. But first, I want to just do some holidays talk. Personally, I feel excited about 2017.… Continue reading The Fast Track Writing Course
So pretentious! When I was in college, a friend and I would sometimes compare our creative writing classes with each other’s. We would discuss what makes a good critique, our stories, and classmates’ stories. Being foolish young adults, we sometimes even mocked our classmates’ writing for being “too pretentious”. So what is it? But what… Continue reading What is pretentious writing?
Studying Writing About Tough Topics There are endless books to capture the tougher things in life, because life is generally tough, and people write about life, don’t they? But some books capture the tougher things in life better than others. Even fantasy! Some would say that fantasy, the genre that is my very favorite, is… Continue reading Fantasy isn’t just Escape
Mind and Heart Even though my NaNoWriMo failed almost before it had begun, I learned a good deal of things, both practical and heart-related, when writing in November. Get Those Pages Down! …and Read. I learned to keep going, even if you fall short of your goal. Make another, smaller goal, and write for that.… Continue reading Writing Lessons From November
As almost every writer knows, November is National Novel Writing Month, and many are closing in on that coveted 50,000 words as the end of November creeps around the corner… How is your NaNo going? Are you almost done with that novel? Or have you fallen behind and are despairing? Do you feel that your… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Fun