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 →


Coming Soon to TLN!

  Greetings, ladynerders! We have a lot of great things planned for you lovelies this year, so read on to find out about some of what’s coming soon! More Variety – Broader Range of Topics In 2016, we focused a lot on writing. M.E. and Viv were polishing projects, querying agents, … Continue Reading →


Getting Published: News from the Trenches

  A few quick updates, my patient friends: I am currently on what we will call a “break” from querying. I still have a few query letters floating around in cyberspace, but I’m not actively sending out new ones for now. My reasoning is two-fold: 1) I have queried the bulk … 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 →


Writing and the Ghosts of Christmas

This time of year can be hard. NaNoWriMo is over, the business of the holiday season is in full swing, family and friend demands are at an all-time high, time is limited and precious and elusive, and all around us swirl stories we can’t quite capture. It’s as though all the plotlines … Continue Reading →