Writing Tips and Prompts

Why Writers Should Use Foils

One of my all-time fave literary devices is the foil. Foils are great. No, not the kind you make hats out of. No, not the kind you fence with. No, not the—you know what, maybe I’ll just tell you the kind I mean. There are too many kinds of foils out there. (nyuk nyuk nyuk) […]

The Gifts Writers Really Want

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 […]

December 2017 Writing Prompts + Catch-Up

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 […]

The Myth of the Miserable Writer

When I was at 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 […]