First-Person Narration: Hardships and Possible Triumphs

My Struggles with Writing in First-Person I explained a bit on my website about this experience with my current WIP. The largest reason is my lack of experience writing in first-person (third was always a personal favorite, especially when it’s limited), but also the laziness that crept in. If you’re a … Continue Reading →


Writing Playlist: Songs of Strength

I recently attended a memorial service for someone gone far too soon. The loss of one so beloved, plus my friends, bereaved but staying strong, have inspired me to focus more closely on what matters in my life. I never took myself to be the sort of person who takes … 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 →


Revising a Series: The Struggle

Revising a Series My current WIP is a five-book series. Five books! What was I thinking!! My initial idea was a trilogy, which is one of the most common ways of writing a YA fantasy story: Make it three! But as I was outlining, I wound up outlining five books. … Continue Reading →


The Lady Nerds Review: Novelize, the Online Writing Platform

Novelize: The Online Writing Platform Novelize is a writing interface that you didn’t know you needed. At least, that’s how it’s been with me. It’s light, clean, easy to use, and really fun. Just so we’re clear, I am a staunch supporter of Scrivener. It’s a software that I’ve used for years, … Continue Reading →