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
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately thanks to my brilliant writer friend Amélie Zhao. I recently read her debut novel BLOOD HEIR and I absolutely devoured it. Amélie’s prose is gorgeous, her world is stunningly detailed, and her characters are so fleshed out they practically leap off of the page. I was reading … Continue reading Villains, and Why I Love Them
Okay, I know it's already 2018, don't @ me. 2017 brought a lot of change to the way I write and the way I look at writing. That means it's time for some reflection. This year I wrote over twenty short stories and I'm up to around seventy submissions (yikes!). 2017 was also the first … Continue reading Book clubs, story sales, and revisions, oh my! A 2017 wrap-up.
NaNoWriMo is over! There are so many writers I’m so proud of because regardless of whether or not they “won”…they wrote. They forced themselves to put words down even when it was hard. They wanted it enough to put the work in. If you’re one of those people, know that I’m proud of you. Seriously. … Continue reading Writing requires boundaries and learning to say “NO!”
Hi all! I know it’s been a minute. I was buried deep into NaNoWriMo, but today I’m here to talk about the other thing that’s been occupying my time lately. Book binges! I have always been a voracious reader. I devoured books as a child and would often leave the library with a stack of … Continue reading Confession: I love book binges.