Twitter can be a magical place, full of people who expand my horizons and teach me new things about the world and my craft. It is also full of what some people might call hot takes. Personally, I think most of them are lukewarm at best. Examples of hot takes gone wrong abound on twitter, … Continue reading No, the YA Ballroom Trope Isn’t Bad
It's tentative to the point that I'm not sure it's wise to trumpet it, but let's just say, I have less than 365 days to go! Of course, everything is subject to change in publishing. But cue the excitement, the anxiousness, the everything! Now back to that other book...
Like the last post, this is an interview with a fellow member of #51writers, the twitter hashtag for and about strong female protagonists. I had the privilege and pleasure of interviewing Ashley Hansen, and if you want to learn more about her amazing YA project, read further! Welcome, Ashley. Tell us a little … Continue reading An Interview with Ashley Hansen
Today we have an author interview! This is ThisIsHowIWasteTime, who has graciously agreed that I may call her Jen. Both Jen and I are part of #51writers on twitter, which has brought us together for this lovely conversation. Jen tweets and blogs and today she talks to me! 1. Welcome, Jen. Tell me a little … Continue reading An Interview With ThisIsHowIWasteTime
Neil Gaiman once said: You get work however you get work, but people keep working in a freelance world... because their work is good, because they are easy to get along with and because they deliver the work on time. And you don’t even need all three! Two out of three is fine. If you're … Continue reading Writing for Money: Being Reliable
Writing for money is hard for two reasons. First, paying gigs are scarce. And second, you get paid for what you write after you write it. Sometimes years after you write it. So how can you make money reliably? This part of my blog series is about getting work. If you are interested in writing … Continue reading Writing for Money – Landing Gigs
Every author and their dog has writing advice, whether we're published, soon to be published, or just messing around. I'm not a big fan of giving theoretical advice or espousing the show-don't-tell mantra (what does that even mean?). But there's one thing I can talk about - getting writing gigs. The landscape around freelance writing … Continue reading Writing for Money: Getting Started
I love Nanowrimo. I used to participate every year and while I don't feel like it's a necessary part of my process anymore, I value what Nanowrimo has taught me. How far I've been able to come is, in part, because of this crazy yes-you-can program. I also love Nanowrimo's support group. We have Nanoedmo … Continue reading It’s not bad writing advice, just mediocre.
Hello everybody. Long time no see. I doubt anyone's been languishing at my sorry lack of posts, considering the world bursting into flames and all, but I need to get away from Twitter-space and I'm still not done processing the whole procedure, so what the hell - I've got an agent! A real literary agent … Continue reading Agent Acquired!
When I decided I was only going to review books that I actually enjoyed reading, I didn't really think about the reality of reading a book that was all right, but full of issues for me. Overall I give Labyrinth Lost a pass, but in the interest of honest reviewing there were aspects of the book that … Continue reading Review: Labyrinth Lost