Stephen King On Stephen King

Sorry I was off for a while. Wasn't feeling too well. Better now and hoping to get back on schedule with everything. The New York Times ran a great piece by Stephen King on prolific writers, which you might have already read. Like him, I think every writer has their own process and their own … Continue reading Stephen King On Stephen King

To Read a Lot…Or Not

My sister and I were talking about series today because our beloved cousin who happens to be a librarian called for advice about what to buy at the bookstore. Her only caveat? No series. She had been devouring a lot of YA for some time, and was all tapped out on multiple book stories. This … Continue reading To Read a Lot…Or Not

Looking for Ourselves

Recently, Jim Hines invited a bunch of people to talk about representation in fiction in a series of guest posts on his blog. Basically, almost every essay that resulted could be boiled down to one plea. Please include me in your fiction, in a positive light. Readers (and writers) just wanted to see themselves, or shared … Continue reading Looking for Ourselves

How Not to Use Thought Verbs by Chuck Palahniuk

So this post was making the rounds on my writing list and I must say, it was pretty awesome. It's an oldie, but a goodie. I mean, Chuck Palahniuk is someone I've heard of, naturally, but I haven't read his work yet. Based on this advice though, it must be pretty good. He basically verbalised … Continue reading How Not to Use Thought Verbs by Chuck Palahniuk