October 31, 2019

It's that time again! Halloween approaches, and just around the corner is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo! Whether you're planning on writing your entire novel or just using NaNo to create a habit of writing (always a great idea), I've got a round-up of posts...

August 1, 2019

Dear Readers, 

After a week off for good behavior (I typically don't blog in 5th weeks of the month), I'm back with a cool outlining hack for writers. 

If you're anything like me, your outline is probably about one-third as long as your actual book. No, but really. *sta...

May 30, 2019

Dear Readers,

I know many of you are also writers, so I thought I'd share one of my smaller, more subtle pieces of advice for surviving the day-to-day of the writing biz.


As always, there's a story. Back in 2011, right before I graduated from a grueling but ama...

April 11, 2019

It's been an exciting April, readers and fellow sleeper-princesses! It was my first RavenCon in Williamsburg, VA, and I loved meeting and reconnecting with friends and industry colleagues and discussing all topics writing and publishing! Thank you to the RavenCon staff...

April 5, 2019

Dear Readers,

I'm thrilled to be a guest at RavenCon 14 on April 5-7 in Williamsburg, VA! It's my first time at this con, and I'm looking forward to all the exciting panels and discussions we're going to have. 

Here's my schedule:


  • 10 am (Panel) Focus...

December 18, 2018

This is the week of my birthday, and it's a tradition of mine to try to give a little on my personal new year. So, Dear Readers, I'd like to give you a piece of writing advice I find invaluable. Okay, now, you might be hoping this is the secret to writing a bestselling...

December 6, 2018

It's December, and you know what that means - NaNoWriMo 2018 is officially ended! Congratulations! Whether you "won" NaNo or just dipped your pinkie toe in, developing a writing habit is hard, and you should seriously be proud of ANY steps you took in that direction. 


October 24, 2018

Hello, my pretties, and welcome back to NaNoWriMo: Preptober planning! If you missed an earlier post, have no fear! Here are some helpful links:

Week 1: Preplanning

Week 2: The Who, What & Where of Your Novel

Week 3: Outlining Your Novel

And now, for Week 4! We're in the h...

October 17, 2018

 Welcome back, my pretties, to Preptober: Week 3! Last week, we discussed the who, what, and where of your story--your main character (MC), their Goals, Motivations, and Conflicts, and how to detail your setting. 

This week, we'll go a little deeper into the what. Namel...

October 13, 2018

Hello, my pretties, and welcome back to Preptober: Week 2!

Last week, we went over a few things to prepare you for diving into NaNoWriMo on November 1st. This week, I'll talk about my own process for outlining and developing a novel.

And now the obligatory credentials po...

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