Isn't it odd when things other than our words take precedent? I see so many articles on the internet with tips on how to overcome writers block, and writer-splaining why it's important to take breaks in order to refresh our stream of inspiration, and to be honest, I devour them because I relate entirely. But … Continue reading On writers block and the romantic facade of being a writer.
I’m not big on explanatory paragraphs, but here you are. I have written you five. Let's set the scene: I attended a workshop in Denver last weekend to learn how to be the face of my own brand/a well-spoken, confident thought leader in the online #writerscommunity. Why? Because that is how you sell your books. … Continue reading 10 Things I learned at the workshop in Denver that I’ve never learned at any other writers workshop… ever.
An experience I had at a workshop in Denver. She asked me what it looked like to be an author. A seductive smirk slipped across my lips. I knew the answer. I told her it was romantic; mysterious; beautiful; powerful; to have witty words at the tip of your tongue with a clever laugh … Continue reading I am a Writer.
At 6:56 pm on the last Wednesday in March, I wrote the last words of my manuscript. In 14 months, I wrote 160,647 words in a slightly mostly chronological order that tells a story about a girl who goes to California. It was very satisfying. But also, I want to edit so badly... So I made … Continue reading My Manuscript & What’s Next
Dear Riley, There's a reason I've been making excuses instead of writing what happens next in your story. I lied. I don't have writer's block. I've known exactly where the story goes since I was 16.. it's just.. it's going to be so sad. I keep telling myself that you'll come out stronger in the end. … Continue reading A Letter to My Protagonist