10 More Kickass YA Heroines

It was International Women’s Day last week, March is Women’s History Month, and here in the UK, we just celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. HOT DAMN. Here are ten more kickass YA heroines who can’t and won’t stay still. (Read last year’s list here.) 1. Starr Carter, The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas). I […]

I Hate Two Out of Three Jace Waylands

Today, I’m basically waving a red cape in front of a bull and calling its mother names, because I’m going to talk about why I hate Jace Wayland from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. *ducks as rotten tomatoes are thrown* Okay, now, hear me out— Okay, okay. Let me clarify: I hate two out of three […]

Hex Hall is a Hexin’ Good Read

I remember loving Rachel Hawkins‘ Hex Hall series years ago. The magic! The excitement! The romance! Yeah, Hex Hall even got me invested in the romance. Rachel Hawkins, if you’re ready, know that this is high praise. I’m not easily swept away by romance. In fact, I’m kind of a cranky old lady about romantic subplots. But this […]

Killing Darlings and Serving Writing Prompts

Can you believe we’re already on week three of February?? I’ve honestly done so much work that it feels like it should at least be April by now. I’ve been crazy busy the past few weeks, but it’s all paying off, because…drumroll, please…Lady of Daemons is down to 93,000 words. From 113,000 words. That’s a […]

How to Curate a Writing Playlist

For the longest time, I thought I couldn’t write with music on. It inevitably distracted me or pulled me out of the scene that I was trying to write. But then—in what may have been the biggest duh moment of my writing life—I realised that I was doing it all wrong. I was listening to random […]