Writing has no age restrictions. This should go without saying. And yet. Every few weeks, it seems, the discourse comes around again. Specifically, it tends to revolve around the age of debut authors in particular. Usually it starts because someone relatively young comments that they feel like they have to get their first book deal … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late (or Early) to Start Your Writing Career
Happy Friday the 13th! I meant to get this published earlier today but completely spaced on it last night, because that is how my May is going. Whee! This is the second edition of my so-far monthly Recommended Reads series. Check out April's Recommended Reads here. Longform Love: Writing in Scary Times and Emotional Logic … Continue reading Recommended Reads for May 13
For the first time this year, five months into my weekly blogging project, I find I have nothing to say that feels worth saying. Not about writing, anyway. Be warned: it's about to get dark in here. It didn’t help that this week slammed me with a migraine that didn’t respond to meds and from … Continue reading When Writing for Joy Doesn’t Cut It, Rage Is All I Have
I said what I said. Authors love to suffer. We must, otherwise we wouldn’t put ourselves through so much torture, right? Writers know all about the tightrope between pleasure and pain. We walk it constantly. Our chosen calling asks us to lay ourselves on the line, flay our hearts on the page, and publicly expose … Continue reading Authors Are Masochists and We All Need Aftercare
The more things stay the same, the more they change. What? No, I didn't accidentally write that backwards. Because the thing about growth, about learning, is that it doesn’t travel in a straight line. It often doesn’t feel like growth in the moment. It often feels circular, like repetition, like return. It can feel like … Continue reading Growth Is a Spiral: Repetition and Return in Practice
CAMBION’S BLOOD is out June 7–that’s less than two months away! The second book in my urban fantasy series features a half-succubus lawyer down on her luck, a shadowy government agency, a delinquent teenage demon, and a goddess out for the blood of terrible men. And now it has a stunning cover. 😍 The Ukrainian … Continue reading Cover Reveal Day: CAMBION’S BLOOD
“No matter how good your writing, you will never please every reader, so write what you love first and find the readers that love it too. Publishing is low on external validation and high on arbitrary success stories, which means you’ve got to have that deep determination and passion for the work to fuel you through the low points. Your writing has to matter to you long before it matters to anybody else. ”
Check out this interview with Path2Pub’s Amber Chen about my Pitch Wars experience, what I learned, and my hopes for my writing career.
For many years, PitchWars has been one of the most high profile mentorship programmes within the writing community and has offered many authors with valuable learning opportunities. With the recent revelation that PW has come to a close, we speak to some former mentees to reflect on how their experiences have been like and what the future holds for them in the world of publishing!
Today, we introduce Erin Fulmer from the Class of 2020!
Erin Fulmer (she/her) is a public benefits attorney by day, author of urban fantasy and science fiction by night. A 2020 Pitch Wars alumna, she lives in sunny Northern California with her husband and two spoiled cats. When she’s not writing or working, she enjoys yoga, taking pictures of the sky, playing board games with friends, and napping like it’s an Olympic sport.
CAMBION’S BLOOD, the second book in her Cambion series and sequel to…
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Welcome to my brain circus! It’s Disability Awareness Month, and I’m a writer with Attention Deficit Disorder. That makes this as good a time as any to share my experience of learning late in life that I'm neurodivergent, how my diagnosis has shifted my self-image, and how adjusting my brain chemicals has brought new ease … Continue reading Relearning My Mind: ADHD and My Writing Journey
Love is in the air... When we think of Valentine’s Day, of course, we naturally think of romance, partnerships, and sharing love with a special someone. Today, though, I want to talk about a different kind of relationship for a minute. Not everyone is partnered up nor wants to be, but everyone is worthy of … Continue reading Try a Little Tenderness: 7 Self-Love Ideas for Writers
We don't like to admit it, but it happens to everyone. With the Pitch Wars showcase fast approaching, AMM picks announced, awards season in full swing, and The Discourse piping hot, it’s time to get real about an experience that can sting worse than rejections on your own work: Watching your fellow writers succeed. That's … Continue reading A Fire to Light Your Way: Writers and Professional Jealousy