The first post on this blog was written in 2010. That feels like a lifetime ago! The last post was written in 2019… so about that. I had a couple of kids, moved house, and changed jobs… the last four
How NOT to Format Your Manuscript
Word processors are amazing pieces of software that let us do so many things! You can customize almost any aspect of your document – but should you? Here are some things you SHOULDN’T do when formatting your manuscript. Thanks for
Here are some recent reads I’ve really enjoyed, and I think you will too! My Goodreads page Cinder and Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer Winterhouse by Ben Guterson Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol The Wish Tree by Kyo
My Favorite Books of 2016
2016 had some dark spots. But despite the turmoil, some wonderful work was released by authors and publishers who are showing up and doing good work. Someone asked me what my favorite book I read this year was, and I
The Books on My Bookshelves
Since I moved this summer and had to pack up, move, and unpack all of my books again, I thought I’d share with you what’s on my bookshelf!
Focus Part II: Bullet Journaling
Bullet journaling is a great way to keep a to-do list along with a calendar, and it provides multiple ways to plan for the long-term as well.
Hobbies that Inform or Improve my Writing
Notice: I did not say OTHER hobbies. Writing is no hobby. If you want other people to take your writing seriously, you have to take it seriously first. Writing is my job. It may not pay me very much right
Query Letter Tips
I think every writer I know detests writing query letters. Here are some tips to help!
10 Rules for Writers
Every writer has their own rules, right? These are mine. I hope they’re helpful!
Revision, Rewriting, and Editing Your Novel
NaNoWriMo is officially over, which means nightmares of revision horors are crawling around in the heads of hundreds of writers right about now. Here’s some tips to help guide you through the revision process!