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 →
Happy Spooktober to everyone who followed the #GrimList2020 drabbles and the spooky Hopeful Wanderer short stories this month. It was great fun to write these for you and I appreciate all the likes, comments, and follows they received! If you enjoyed these or the book review or writing advice from October, please consider leaving a... 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.
Thank you to Words on Key for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. You are too kind for including me in your list of nominees. Everyone should go check out their work; the aim of their blog is to write and share their work with other word nerds (like me and you!). Feel free... Continue Reading →
Thank you to Rachel Rahmdan for nominating me for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award. You are too kind for including me in your list of nominees.
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.