Writing is A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Why You Probably Shouldn’t Quit Your Job to Write Your First Novel

I started writing this post a while ago, after I read a rash of posts about people quitting their jobs to write. It was always in the most terrible ways, too--they were the "I'm struggling to support my boyfriend because he doesn't work, but he says his 'big break' will come as soon as he … Continue reading Writing is A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Why You Probably Shouldn’t Quit Your Job to Write Your First Novel

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What I’ve Learned from Querying

I've been querying my YA fantasy novel since September 2014, and oh man, it's been a journey. I'm not quite done, so I can't talk about stats yet, but I can definitely talk about the random things I've learned. Lesson #1: I hate competitions. I really, really, really hate competitions. I've participated in PitMad, Pitch … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Querying

Writer Beware®: The Blog: Guest Post: Want to Become a Better Writer? Stop Writing.

Oh, shoot! Has it really been three weeks since I last posted? I'm awful at this blogging thing. But never fear! I have yet another writing resource that you might have seen already, because it came out weeks ago. But here you go: an interesting guest piece from Writer Beware: Writer Beware®: The Blog: Guest … Continue reading Writer Beware®: The Blog: Guest Post: Want to Become a Better Writer? Stop Writing.

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules For Writers — Barnes & Noble Reads

This is an old article, but who cares? It's new to me! I found this little gem on Reddit's /r/Writing, and now I'm sharing it with you: Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules For Writers — Barnes & Noble Reads If you've ever read King's On Writing, then none of this is surprising, because... well, it's … Continue reading Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules For Writers — Barnes & Noble Reads