5 Reasons Why You Can’t Do This Writing Thing Alone

I think many people dive into writing thinking it’s a solo journey. If you’re an introvert like me you’ll appreciate the alone time as you steadily tap out beats to the words in your head, but writing is far from a solo sport and there are some important reasons why you can’t go it alone. […]

What Do You Do When Life’s Problems Interfere With Writing?

I’m not usually the kind for opening up but here’s a little heart to heart. What do you do when life’s problems interfere with writing? You deal with them and just keep writing. Recently I have gone through a lot in my personal life. I’ve been accused of spending too much time reading and writing […]

Spotlight: Grudging by Michelle Hauck

Title: GRUDGING Author: Michelle Hauck Pub. Date: November 17, 2015 Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse Format: eBook Find it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Goodreads A world of chivalry and witchcraft…and the invaders who would destroy everything. The North has invaded, bringing a cruel religion and no mercy. The ciudades-estados who have stood […]

R&R (Revise and Resubmit) Etiquette

Recently, in one of my writing groups, we had a discussion about R&R’s (or Revise and Resubmits.) There are many blogs out there you can read to help you decide whether you want to complete a R&R or not when an agent requests one. This is not one of those blogs. Questions emerged during the […]

Release Day Launch: Touching Fate by Brenda Drake

I’m excited to take part in Brenda Drake’s Release Day Launch for TOUCHING FATE! Check out the book and excerpt below, and be sure to enter the amazing giveaway! Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn’t. Aster […]

Let’s Talk Tropes

I read a lot and although I thought I knew tropes, it wasn’t until I fully immersed myself in the writing community that I started to really know tropes. In this blog, I will discuss common tropes in books. What Is A Trope? A trope is a theme that is overused in books, movies, TV […]

How to Find a Suitable Critique Partner and Be One

Every writer should have a critique partner or critique partners. But how do you know if your critique partner is a good fit? Additionally, how do you know that you’re offering helpful advice yourself? In this article I will discuss what I believe makes a good critique partner, and likewise what I need to do […]

Writing on Borrowed Time

What do you sacrifice to write? I was thinking today as I was cleaning the house, and was behind on everything as usual, about the sacrifices I make to be a writer. But it’s not just me, most of the writers out there have other jobs and families. What are they sacrificing to write? Time […]

Cover Reveal: Library Jumpers by Brenda Drake

Today on my blog I’m revealing the beautiful cover artwork for Entangled Teen’s Library Jumpers by Brenda Drake releasing January 2016. Personally, as someone who reads a lot of YA and dreams of living in libraries, I’m very excited to read this book. The artwork seriously makes me want to pick up this book right […]

5 Reasons Writers Seeking Agents Should Enter Pitch/Query Contests

The writing contests #QueryKombat and #WritersVoice are just around the corner. I really believe these contests are beneficial for writers, and I think the people who donate their time to host and judge them deserve a medal. Writing contests aren’t just about finding an agent. If you get an agent because of a contest, fantastic! […]