I’ve dreamed of being able to write this post for years. I’ve blown birthday candles and hoped and worried and hoped some more. And now it doesn’t feel quite real to say it, but: I have a literary agent!!! I’m over the moon to share I’ve signed with the amazing Kiki Nguyen from Donald Maass … Continue reading I Have An Agent!!!
The internet is filled with great advice on how to produce words. I see it on constantly on my timeline—tips on how to write more, to write faster, to write consistently. Always, constantly, there’s a message thrumming a demand for more, more, more. And if you’re a person that’s struggled to get words down, that … Continue reading How I Was Forced to Learn to Take Breaks and Refill the Creative Well
Voice was always an element of writing that escaped me. It seemed like this slippery, elusive thing that I could recognize in everyone but my own. So when some of my earlier CP’s left notes that read they couldn’t hear my character’s voice, or that their voice wasn’t distinct, I wanted to yell but I … Continue reading Finding Your Character’s Voice
Some of my earliest memories of creating story involve worn pencils, graphite-smudged fingers, and scrap paper. They feature the hum of my parent’s TV, playing Rugrats or Pokemon on a loop, as I sat on purple leather couch and tried to draw the people I saw on screen. But it’s only ever been a hobby. … Continue reading Meeting Characters Through Drawing
Despite being my greatest passion, sometimes I’m amazed by the way writing can be one of the loneliest things in the world. Writing has always been this wild, exhausting, emotional thing that I love with every ounce of my soul. But sometimes it can feel like I’m writing into the void. It can feel really, … Continue reading On Writer Friends