Spring Writing Bootcamp!

How did it get to be May already? 

Moving along, it’s time to get to work!

Writers: It’s time for another session of YA Buccaneers’ Writing Bootcamp! 

YA Buccaneers site

We’re hosting a FREE, two-month writing challenge, and you are invited! Spring Writing Bootcamp starts May 1st, 2016 and runs until June 30th, 2016. As with […]


The Life-Changing and Life-Procrastinating Magic of Everything But Writing

I started 2016 off with reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, a bestselling lifestyle book by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo. The book focuses more on our relationship with stuff than finding cool new ways to organize it. 

Photo: Stephanie Scott 

This is a book best read and thought on for a few days–I […]


Insecure Writers Support Group IWSG December

Welcome to the last IWSG post of 2015! The purpose of Insecure Writers Support Group is to share and encourage. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! 

Head here to Insecure Writers Support Group and visit a few new blogs. Pick your favorite number, click on the corresponding blog, and make sure […]


Guest Post: YABuccaneers on Conferences PLUS RT Booklovers panel listing!

Today I’m blogging over on the YABuccaneers about my experience at Romance Writers National Conference in NYC. Plus tips about attending any writers conference! They prettied it up with cool graphics and everything. Hope you stop by!

Ten Lessons Learned From Attending RWA National Conference

Also, the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention (RT for short) just announced their […]


Ready. Set. Write! Goals

Coming in a day late here. Ready. Set. Write! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing.  This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman. All […]


It’s Friday! Plus: Writing Resources

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share some writerly things in a catch-all type of post.


The YA chapter of RWA (YARWA) has a bunch of online courses coming up this month which are open to non-members. $20-$25 gets you some pretty great stuff:

How To Write Powerful Descriptions 10/6-17 sign up link here […]


National Novel Writing Month 2013!

It’s creeping closer… NaNoWriMo! The worldwide initiative to motivate us toward writing a 50,000 word draft during the month of November. It’s free to sign up, and the prize for finishing is having created a draft of a book. I hear people say, “I have an idea for a book!” So, where is the […]


The Ultimate Anti-Hero: How Breaking Bad Keeps Us Rooting for the Bad Guy

Breaking Bad returns Sunday for its final run. Intense and brilliantly crafted, it’s one of my favorites, despite sometimes being difficult to watch. Why? Because Breaking Bad features the ultimate anti-hero. The character who does so much bad, and yet we find ourselves rooting for him to win.

Breaking Bad final season promo

In honor […]


What’s Up Wednesday, Ready. Set. Write!

Here is the obligatory, “I can’t believe it’s July already!” comment because, well it’s true. Weather has been weird here in the midwest. It’s been rainy and mild, which honestly, I’m cool with. I’d take upper 70s any day over 90 degrees and scorching.

What I’m Reading: The one perk of being sick with […]


What’s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday? I mean, what’s up?

What I’m Reading On my long weekend road trip, my husband and I listened to the audio book for World War Z (the movie FINALLY comes out this weekend–overbudget, delayed, curious to see how well it does). The cool part was it was narrated by well-known actors […]