Month: June 2017

June 2017 Writing Update

June 2017 writing update. I didn't finish my edits—that goal was perhaps too lofty for one writer to realize—but I did get a lot of other stuff done. And that's important.

At the beginning of the month, I announced that big, big changes were in the air because I had just been accepted to graduate school in London. (I’m still excited. Even the prospect of being fingerprinted by Homeland Security in order to get a visa hasn’t put me off.) I also said that I was […] Read more…

On My Shelf: The Bone Witch

book review ya book the bone witch rin chupecho ruby rumsey

I was so excited to find The Bone Witch, by Rin Chupeco, on the shelf at my local library. I knew nothing about it except that I’d seen the cover online and it looked intensely cool. Necromancers! Black magic! Kickass magical girls with dark and dangerous powers! So…was the cover deceptive? Was it really that cool? Well, […] Read more…

June 2017 Writing Prompts

June 2017 writing prompt from Ruby Rumsey

It’s June, guys! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I’ve got a fresh batch of writing prompts so none of us have to go outside and experience any of that. Because, c’mon. We’re writers. We stay inside with our laptops and our ideas. Read more…

How to Keep Your Writing from Taking Over Your Life

Getting serious about writing involves a lot of work—and not just on the novel, either! Here are six tips to keep your writing from totally consuming your life.

Hi guys! Check out the mini moodboards for my main (human) characters! I’m delighted to introduce you to Ultimate Grump™ Beth Bishop and Actual Sunshine™ Winnie Matthews. I’m honestly so pleased with these little character moodboards that I’m going to make a bunch more. They were so much fun to make. They didn’t require a lot […] Read more…

I’m Going to Graduate School!

I'm moving to London to pursue graduate school, and while I couldn't be more excited, I'm also wondering...what will this mean for my writing?

You might have seen this on Twitter (are we friends on Twitter? We should be) already, but if not—I just got into graduate school! My program starts in September, which means I’ll be moving soon. Moving where, you ask? Yes, it’s true! I’m moving to London to study social anthropology at the postgraduate level. I get […] Read more…