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 →

Give Your Readers What They Want, Part 2: Positive Social Change

Positive Social Change Not that I need to say any of this, but there’s a LOT happening in the world today, and sometimes it can be difficult to find hope in humanity. This is where you, as a writer, step into your superhero suit, ignite your heroic emblem across the … Continue Reading →