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
Try a Little Tenderness: 7 Self-Love Ideas for Writers
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
How to Hack Your Word Count and Win NaNoWriMo
Tomorrow is the last day of November, and I’m 7k out from a NaNoWriMo win. That’s too close not to go for it but far enough to be a crunch. Why do I do this to myself?! The truth is, I love arbitrary self-imposed deadlines. Panicking at the possibility that I might not meet my … Continue reading How to Hack Your Word Count and Win NaNoWriMo
GIDEON THE NINTH and Queer Authorial Courage
I finished reading Tamsyn Muir's electrifying debut novel last weekend and I've been thinking about it ever since.