On My Shelf: Let’s Talk About Love

It’s Pride Month, and I’ve wanted to read Claire Kann’s Let’s Talk About Love since the moment I heard about it. It is an asexual romance, people. I have never in my life seen a book starring an asexual person, never mind one that focuses exclusively on the romantic longings of an asexual person. In […] Read more…

Why I’m Not Setting a Big Goal

I’ve got big dreams. All writers do. We’re aiming to see our books published and build careers around our stories. For some of us, that means getting signed on by an agent; for others, that means self-publishing. And you know what they say: a dream is just a dream until you turn it into a […] Read more…

5 Ways to Deal with Writerly Envy

We’ve all done it. We’ve all opened up Twitter and seen the news that someone has signed on with an agent, or sold a manuscript for six figures, or is going on a magical tour of the world to promote their book which is being turned into a movie. We’ve all sat there, knowing that […] Read more…

Character Study: Bella Swan

Yes, it’s true. We’re talking about Bella Swan today. Hey, where are you going? Get back here! Look, I know that Bella Swan isn’t a very interesting character. She’s pretty bland, and pretty passive, and—from a writer’s point of view, at least—obviously designed as a self-insert character. She’s a whole lot of nothing, which means […] Read more…