We've all heard the claims. Fanfiction = bad writing. Blah blah blah. Gatekeepers want to keep readers of fanfiction from enjoying fanfiction and writers of fanfiction from enjoying writing it. For some reason. For one, fanfiction = bad writing is a false equivalent. Just like original fiction = good writing is a false equivalent. I've... Continue Reading →
I have never had much use for writing magazines. When I first began writing, I went to them for instruction, guidance, the revealing of writerly secrets. I didn't find as much of that as I wanted. Plus, the issues kept piling up in my home, not quite read all the way through, because what is... Continue Reading →
The way I see it, no new year has hurt us the way 2020 has hurt us. In past years, I have found myself quietly swept up in the hope of a fresh start on New Year's Day. New writing goals to pursue, maximum output calculated down to the letter if I can just write... Continue Reading →
We writers all resonate with different methods - typing, handwriting, chiseling, hieroglyphs, whatever. What works for one writer may not work for another, so we love to compare our methods with each other's.
When we started to write lists of ten things we loved, I learned so much more interesting things about the people in my circle. For example, one of my college English professors enjoys weightlifting! I would never have known.
So many amazing books await out in the world, more than I could ever read before I die. I had to narrow down the parameters to my top ten favorite books written by or about women.
In which I celebrate writing more on a project than I ever have.
In which I talk about setting goals and destroying them.
I made it to my first word goal last month! To celebrate, I got myself a new haircut and it's wicked adorable. Now only 75,000-ish more words to go to complete this novel draft. I'm this. close. to hitting my next word count goal before the end of this month. Just have to power through this... Continue Reading →