The Gifts Writers Really Want

Do you know and love a writer? Do you want to get them something nice? Here's a list of the gifts that all writers, no matter the type, want...a LOT.

Hello, writerly friends! The holidays are upon us! (Kind of an ominous phrase, isn’t it? “Upon us,” like it’s a tsunami or an alien invasion or something.) And we all know what that means…GIFTS. I FREAKIN’ LOVE GIFTS. I love giving them, I love getting them, I love all the sparkly paper and big shiny […] Read more…

December 2017 Writing Prompts

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NaNoWriMo 2017 is officially over! Did you win? I…did not. That’s not to say that I got nothing out of it; I put 10k into the first draft of The Final Days and I got a much-needed brain break from Lady of Daemons. My magnificent critique partners, however, did not. Faith, Ríona, and Mikaela all critiqued pretty sizable […] Read more…

The Myth of the Miserable Writer

The myth of the miserable writer and why you shouldn't buy into it, by Ruby Rumsey

In high school, I was friends with Writers™, and they were miserable. The agony of having no inspiration! The torment of being an Artist™ in an uncaring world! The sheer indignity of a life surrounded by lay people who did not understand the pain and passion of the artistic life! Have I mentioned that we […] Read more…

Why I Won NaNoWriMo 2017

Writing 50,000 words in one month is hard, and I didn't do it this year—but I still won NaNoWriMo 2017. Here's how.

There are only ten days left in November, and I’m only 10k into this year’s NaNoWriMo novel. Unless I manage to write 5k every day for the next ten days, I will fail to win NaNoWriMo 2017. I have never, in my life, failed to win NaNoWriMo. Never. N E V E R. I won’t lie, […] Read more…

On My Shelf: I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Maurene Goo's I Believe in a Thing Called Love is basically cotton candy in book form. It's sweet, it's fluffy, and it's very, very pink.

I’m pretty sure I heard about I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Maurene Goo) through Goodreads, a site that I’m on but, like, don’t really know how to use. (Seriously, how does that website work? What am I supposed to do with it? How do I use it to make book friends? Please advise.) I […] Read more…