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”

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”

Stuff I Do and Don’t Like in Stories

One of my favorite things about stories is that each individual person has aspects of storytelling that they love to see–and aspects they don’t love to see. Whether you’re talking about genres, tropes, or themes, our personal preferences can be really revealing. They also can guide us in finding new stories to explore and otherContinue reading “Stuff I Do and Don’t Like in Stories”