Do you guys ever play that game ‘what would the title of my memoir be?’ Because it’s one of my favorites. Should my life ever get tragically exciting, I think these would do quite nicely: I Stole That From a Restaurant. No, Really. I did. A Very Hipster Thanksgiving And Other Holidays That Need to… Continue reading Titles for My Memoir
I was having brunch with an agent friend this morning, and somehow we got on the topic of writing before you research. I feel like so many writers struggle with this because they want every detail of their story figured out before they start writing. They get hung up trying to figure out the difference between a… Continue reading Writing BEFORE You Research
Not giving anything away just yet, but here’s the playlist for the new manuscript I’m working on! Hint: the music is a pretty big clue. Hope everyone’s having a lovely Sunday!
…you’d probably think I was some kind of serial killer. Or had a criminal record. Or ADHD. The searches start out innocent enough, with things like:* Washington D.C. bed and breakfasts English to Italian translator Tiny churches in tiny towns What’s the word for a town so small the population is not recorded? Awesome crayon… Continue reading If You Saw My Search History…
I’ve had a writing dry spell the last few months. I’d sit down to write, and basically shit all over the page. Nothing was coming out the way I wanted it too. I drifted from story to story, and couldn’t even come up with a name for one of my main characters (despite countless hours… Continue reading How Sammy Got Her Groove Back
I’ve been holding onto an idea for a story for years, and finally decided today was the day to start working on it. But since I’m superstitious now and refuse to tell you what it’s about (for the time being, anyway), I thought I’d post some photos. Maybe you’ll figure it out. Maybe you won’t.… Continue reading Inspiration Photos
Ah, the workshop. Something the Creative Writing major fears, yet simultaneously adores. It is a place where our work is torn apart, then put back together by esteemed (or not-so-esteemed) classmates and professors. Where we are able to hone our craft in the hopes that it will someday lead to publication. Yet so many people… Continue reading The Dreaded Workshop