June 2017 Writing Prompts

June 2017 writing prompt from Ruby Rumsey

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. Read more…

How to Keep Your Writing from Taking Over Your Life

Getting serious about writing involves a lot of work—and not just on the novel, either! Here are six tips to keep your writing from totally consuming your life.

Hi guys! Check out the mini moodboards for my main (human) characters! I’m delighted to introduce you to Ultimate Grump™ Beth Bishop and Actual Sunshine™ Winnie Matthews. I’m honestly so pleased with these little character moodboards that I’m going to make a bunch more. They were so much fun to make. They didn’t require a lot […] Read more…

I’m Going to Graduate School!

I'm moving to London to pursue graduate school, and while I couldn't be more excited, I'm also wondering...what will this mean for my writing?

You might have seen this on Twitter (are we friends on Twitter? We should be) already, but if not—I just got into graduate school! My program starts in September, which means I’ll be moving soon. Moving where, you ask? Yes, it’s true! I’m moving to London to study social anthropology at the postgraduate level. I get […] Read more…

18 Questions to Ask Your Beta Readers

Eighteen great questions for writers to ask their beta readers when they're looking for feedback!

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…