Writing Advice: How Do You Separate the Good from the Bad?

Seeking Words of Wisdom I enjoy learning about various writing techniques and tips from other writers, especially those who have tried various methods and figured out what works best for them. Sometimes the advice I read comes through loud and clear (and it’s usually the common sense advice, like outlining … Continue Reading →


Florence Welch, Meet Jane Eyre: When Music and Literature Collide

For my audiophile writers out there, definitely add Florence + The Machine’s “Only If For A Night” to your writing playlist. I was driving one morning on my way to work when Florence and the Machine came up on a playlist I’d made the day before. I turned up the … Continue Reading →


Give Your Readers What They Want, Part 4: Intellectual Challenge

“Some want the tales to be like puzzles they have to solve. These works don’t worry about explaining themselves. They present reality in an amazingly complicated way, on their own terms.“ The Gotham Writers Workshop Think of a story you absolutely love–fiction, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, nonfiction. Think about … Continue Reading →


Carry On My Wayward Son: A Supernatural Playlist

For those about to rock, we salute you! In honor of the season 12 premiere of Supernatural, I present a Supernatural playlist to get you ready for tonight’s episode. Party on, dudes!  


Give Your Readers What They Want, Part 3: Laugh and Wit

In the words of Cosmo Brown: MAKE ‘EM LAUGH. With all of the sadness, negativity, and struggle that you put your characters (and YOUR READERS) through, please, make them laugh–or, as Joss Whedon said, “Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell … Continue Reading →