5 Places to Find Last Names for Your Characters

Finding a first name for your character is easy-peasy squeezy lemon. There are a literal billion baby name websites out there. Last names, though? That’s…a little more complicated. There’s something about having to choose a last name that makes me freeze up. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve given a character the name […]

November 2017 Writing Prompts (and Some NaNoWriMo Joy)

November is upon us, my friends, and that means it’s time for NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo, you (probably aren’t) ask(ing because you’ve done it a million times before but just bear with me)? THE H*CKIN’ BEST THING EVER. National Novel-Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is…well, exactly what it sounds like. You write a 50,000-word novel in a […]

September 2017 Writing Update

I've finished my edits, moved to London, and started grad school. Things are getting very real over here.

I HAVE FINISHED MY CHAPTER EDITS. ALSO, I HAVE MOVED TO ENGLAND. ALSO, ALSO, MY CLASSES START ON TUESDAY. THINGS ARE GETTING VERY REAL OVER HERE. With all this going on, you may be wondering: how the ever-lovin’ h*ck am I going to keep my writing on track? Well… Um. Good question, my friend. Lady […]

On My Shelf: Zodiac

These are the voyages of Rhoma “Rho” Grace, the protagonist of Zodiac, as she traverses her totally awesome Greek zodiac-based solar system trying to get somebody to take her warnings of impending doom seriously. What Zodiac is about: Rhoma “Rho” Grace is a Cancrian to the bone—or rather, to the heart. Intuitive, emotional, and loyal, Rho is devastated […]

10 English Class Books That I Actually Liked

I was never all that crazy about English class. Which is a weird thing to say, because: I love reading. I love writing. I have a favorite literary device (Chekhov’s gun) AND a favorite grammatical device (zeguma). When I realized that Beth and Winnie were foils I actually screamed with excitement. But English class was […]