Writing Tips and Prompts

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 […]

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 […]

September 2017 Writing Prompts

Thirty new creative writing prompts that I probably won't get to try out because I'm preparing to move to London and start grad school. Oh, well.

What? More writing prompts? But I just posted August’s batch last week! Well, I am, as my beloved Georgia Nicolson would say, “filled with magnanimosity. And creativitosity. Which is not an easy thing to say, let me tell you.” Enjoy!