The story of the word count I imagine most resembles the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The aspiring writer steps into a publishing house,
Writers of all ages struggle with proper comma usage. As a writer myself, I agree that plot, characters, and word choice are infinitely more important
One of the hardest aspects of writing a novel, a good novel, is creating characters that are relatable. Whether you’re writing a 300 word picture
I’ve written resolutions on New Year’s Day faithfully since I was 8 year old. And somehow writing resolutions have almost always appeared. Some years I needed the writing resolutions more than others. Until I got married, I hardly needed them…I have 65 filled journals to prove my writing was free and unfettered!
I didn’t expect to read about being creative over my holiday vacation week. I expected to BE creative, to do some writing during a family
I participated in NaNoWriMo this year, knowing full well that I was not going to make the 50,000 word goal. I write on average, according
Last winter my novel got wrung out, taken apart, and put back together. It was praised and constructively critiqued by classmates from nearby towns and
I participated in the Arlington (Massachusetts) Book Festival last weekend, one of three on a panel discussing revision, and the moderator popped a surprise question
We all know a book that touched our life, that made us cry or laugh out loud. I know I’m preaching to the choir here.
You’ve done it! You’ve written a children’s book, or maybe a young adult. Congratulations. But before you start to pitch or query your finished manuscript,
I recently attended a reading by Daniel Jose Older and Zoraida Cordova at which they both talked about their first novels. Older revealed that actually Shadowshaper
A few days ago, I watched an interview with Emma Watson and Lin-Manuel Miranda from back in March. If you are unfamiliar with either of
The school year has started. Long gone are those endless days of summer where thousands of words flow out of me at my leisure. Being
I was reading a YA romance novel set on the coast of Maine. The teen girl woke up at 5am on July 4 to sneak