Interview: Lin Codega on Queer Pop Culture Journalism

Welcome to the second edition of “How Tho,” my new blog interview series in which I pick the brains of fellow creatives and publishing pros on aspects of craft, community, and how they go about doing the amazing things they do. I love to get people talking about their unique paths and creative passions. To … Continue reading Interview: Lin Codega on Queer Pop Culture Journalism

Growth Is a Spiral: Repetition and Return in Practice

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

Relearning My Mind: ADHD and My Writing Journey

Welcome to my brain circus

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

The 5 Essential Ingredients of an Effective Query Letter

This is not a recipe blog. Or is it? Okay, maybe it is, because today I'm sharing my recipe for cooking up the publishing equivalent of a soufflé: the much-dreaded query letter. Most authors hate writing them, but query letters are a prerequisite for fiction submissions to most agents and editors. A good one will … Continue reading The 5 Essential Ingredients of an Effective Query Letter

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

A Fire to Light Your Way: Writers and Professional Jealousy

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