The Words of the Writing World

I originally shared this post on my old blog in September 2013. I talk a lot about writing and stories, for obvious reasons, and you might not always know the terms I use. So today I’m sharing a little dictionary of the language of bookish fandoms to help you better understand and interact with this wonderful weirdContinue reading “The Words of the Writing World”

The A-Z Guide to Being a Novelist

I originally shared this on my old blog in October 2014, though some updates have been made. I have enough years of experience now to have quite a bit of knowledge about novel-writing. The most important advice I can offer is that you should do whatever works best for you! In case you want aContinue reading “The A-Z Guide to Being a Novelist”

Tips for Supporting Your Favorite Author

Readers sometimes wonder what they can do to better support their favorite authors. Book authorship is a difficult career, not one where it’s easy to succeed! So based on various things I’ve seen professionals say online over the years, here are some tips for readers who want to make an author’s life a little easier.Continue reading “Tips for Supporting Your Favorite Author”

Autism Stigma and the Magical Multiplying Disabilities

Hey, friends! As noted previously, I realized this last year that I’m on the autism spectrum. This has revealed a lot of unexpected but important truths about the various mental and physical illnesses that I’ve developed throughout my lifetime. I think it’s important that other people understand those truths too. Thus, I’m sharing today theContinue reading “Autism Stigma and the Magical Multiplying Disabilities”

Autism Basics You Might Not Know

When I realized this last year that I’m autistic, it completely shifted my perspective on my life thus far. In my next post, I’m going to share the new-and-improved combined version of my disability story. There’s so much misinformation about autism, though, that I first wanted to discuss the basics of this complex and diverseContinue reading “Autism Basics You Might Not Know”

The Publishing Process

I originally published this in September 2012 on my old blog. Today’s post provides an overview of the traditional novel publishing process for anyone who wants to brush up on the basics! Authors may deviate from this path in a variety of ways, but this is the standard journey. Write a novel. Contrary to popularContinue reading “The Publishing Process”

Tips for Dealing with Writer’s Block

I originally shared this on my old blog in March 2019. When I first started writing as a child, I didn’t believe that writer’s block was real. Since then, I’ve had many years to learn otherwise! Of the many books I’ve written, the most difficult has been the now-trunked book I wrote just before myContinue reading “Tips for Dealing with Writer’s Block”

My Writing-Related Discovery of Demibisexuality

Hello! Last year for Pride Month, I posted about how, after years of research and thought, I’d figured out that I’m not straight: I’m actually demibisexual. For Pride Month this year, I’m sharing that again here on this new website. If you’re unfamiliar with the terminology used for different kinds of attraction, “demibisexual” might sound likeContinue reading “My Writing-Related Discovery of Demibisexuality”

The Realization That Transformed My Writing

I originally shared this on my old blog in November 2019. Over the years, as I’ve developed as a writer, I’ve had many moments where I realized that everything I had written so far was just not original enough. I’d write a bunch of manuscripts, try to get an agent with one of them, failContinue reading “The Realization That Transformed My Writing”

My Authorly Bucket List

I originally shared this on my old blog in April 2020. While most people’s bucket lists span a range of potential life experiences, most of what I want to do relates to authorship. There are a sorts of amazing accomplishments and moments a person could have as a novelist! So here is my authorly bucketContinue reading “My Authorly Bucket List”