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Friday Writing Inspiration: Joyce Carol Oates

On this fine Friday, I’m honing in on an idea for my next novel. I’m talking, beat-sheet, spur-of-the-moment trips to Barnes & Noble to finally read Save the Cat, kind of honing. I’ve posted about this before, and I know there are two pretty divisive schools of thought on whether outlining does or does not… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Joyce Carol Oates

Quotes · Writing

Friday Writing Inspiration: George Orwell’s Six Rules for Writing

Better late than never, right? Happy Friday! I’ve been a tad remiss in doing my Friday inspiration posts, but this evening, I’m back with a bang. Thanks to my boyfriend for sending over these awesome rules for writing, from George Orwell’s Wikipedia page. Most of them are common sense, but always worth keeping in mind.… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: George Orwell’s Six Rules for Writing

Events · New York · Publishing · The After Girls

New York Trip Part One: My First School Visit!

Oh man, oh man. It has been exactly a week since I returned from New York, and I feel like I’m still recovering! All in all, it was an AMAZING trip, and I seriously don’t even know where to begin. So I’ll start with my first school visit (and first book event) ever … my… Continue reading New York Trip Part One: My First School Visit!

Writing

Why writing is a lot more fun than people make it sound (especially young adult)

I’m currently working on something new and prepping for the release of The After Girls, and I’m having to get back into the flow of writing new material (not revising or editing or proofing) regularly. That means I need to be positive enough to make myself pull out the computer after work or get up… Continue reading Why writing is a lot more fun than people make it sound (especially young adult)