Giving Readers What They Want, Part 1: Escape

What is most important to you, as a writer, to provide to your readers? Share your thoughts in the comments section! Confession: I’ve been struggling to complete the final revisions on Book One. You all will probably remember my post about follow-through in my Libra’s Guide. It’s the last few yards … Continue Reading →

The Rewrite: Keeping Track of Revisions

Revisions – Love ’em, Hate ’em, Gotta Have ’em This is it. This is the final revision. (Cue Europe’s “Final Countdown” synth intro.) This is the final polish, the one I will use when querying for an agent this summer. (It’s finally here!) Here’s the rub: I’ve done something hair-brained and … Continue Reading →

A Ravenclaw’s Mixtape

“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, If you’ve a ready mind, Where those of wit and learning, Will always find their kind.“—The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Below you’ve find an entertaining take on a Ravenclaw’s mixtape. Some songs are audibly attractive to fellow Ravenclaws, some songs are quirky intellectual … Continue Reading →

Writing Playlist: I Love Trance | Music for Productivity

Music for Productivity These writing playlists have all been useful, one way or another–helping you pace an action sequence, capture the darkness of your villain, or even capture the emotions needed for a tear-jerker. But what about productivity? I listened to a lot of techno and trance when I was … Continue Reading →

New Year, New Experiences: Journaling

I haven’t really been a journal-er. I’ve done the whole “Dear Diary” thing in my youth, and I was already writing something, but journaling was far too consistent for my in-the-moment lifestyle. And journaling was always such an art form to me, one that I had no experience in and no … Continue Reading →