The A-Z Guide to Being a Novelist

I originally shared this post 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 wantContinue reading “The A-Z Guide to Being a Novelist”

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 Publishing Process

I originally published this post 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 toContinue reading “The Publishing Process”

Tips for Dealing with Writer’s Block

I originally shared this post 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 #OCDStory, which has challenged me on multipleContinue reading “Tips for Dealing with Writer’s Block”

My Writing-Related Discovery of Demisexuality

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

My Worst Teacher’s Worst Ableism

I originally shared this story on my old blog in June 2017. Like everyone who’s been through school, I’ve dealt with a variety of teachers, good and bad. I’ve had teachers who guided me in my writing career and through my chronic illness struggles, and I’ve had teachers who mistreated and disrespected students and whoContinue reading “My Worst Teacher’s Worst Ableism”

The Realization That Transformed My Writing

I originally shared this post 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,Continue 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”