On My Shelf: The Bone Witch

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, […]

June 2017 Writing Prompts

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.

18 Questions to Ask Your Beta Readers

Feedback is a strange thing to want. On the one hand, you want praise for your writerly genius and assurances that you’ll be dominating the NYT Bestseller List in no time. On the other hand, you know your manuscript isn’t bestseller-caliber just yet and that the only way to get it there is to have […]

May 2017 Deleted Lines

Hi guys! So, in the process of editing, I’ve had to cut out a lot of good lines. A LOT. Even though it’s for the good of the novel, it hurts me to take out likes that I really liked for one reason or another. So I made them into little graphics! This is my […]

10 Books That I Want to Read This Summer

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. This summer is shaping up to be an action-packed adventure-of-a-lifetime type of summer, with trips to Cape Cod, Minnesota, Iceland (H*CKING ICELAND YOU GUYS) and the UK lined up. I’m super excited to go to new and familiar places, some of which are a […]