How I found an MFA program that spoke to me… Continue reading Finding the Write MFA Program
Learn more about the book, Girl on Fire, and the kick-booty author who wrote it! Continue reading Interview With the Author of Girl on Fire
For some reason, as I sit by my window, watching the world around me thaw out from another Midwestern winter, I can’t help but feel like a naked tree. It’s true that I purposely asked my mother for a random topic to blog about since my website is dangerously close to surpassing even a stagnate state. But even so, when she threw the not-so-creative “leafless … Continue reading Naked Trees & Spring Cleaning
A while ago my dog, Woogie, had a cartoon caricature drawn of him by artist Char Reed. Her new book, Cartoon Animal Friends, was in the early stages of the publication process and she was looking for volunteers to submit animal pictures to be used as the inspiration for the step-by-step demonstrations in the book. Long story short, I submitted a little later than requested, … Continue reading Pawtographs and a Writing Plan
“I’m as tall as the sky!” That’s what my three-year-old nephew told me while I was watching him over the holidays. And, for some reason, the phrase has really stuck with me ever since. I’ve even gone as far as starting to develop the bones of a short story just so I can use that line for some dialogue! I don’t know why that line … Continue reading As Tall as the Sky!
In college, writing seemed so magical. And, as an English Writing Major, it was a part of my everyday life. Going beyond the weekly term papers and regular school work in general, I wrote a hell of a lot while I was in college. The ironic thing is, I never thought I wrote at all. Yet, now that I’ve been out of school for a … Continue reading Writing Buddies
Any writer knows that you usually have multiple story ideas running through your head at any given time. Whether you’re actively working on more than one story is a whole other can of worms, but I think we can all agree that it’s entirely likely that there’s always more than one story brewing in the background of your mind. At least, that’s the reality for … Continue reading Favorites
So, I haven’t even really started yet and I’m already positive I’m going to fail the whole NaNoWriMo thing. I’m not making excuses for myself but I totally am. Before I jumped on the whole NaNoWriMo bandwagon, I had a three-to-six month goal started on how I was going to write a novel. But my overly excitable disposition threw that out the window once I … Continue reading Bad Idea
So the time has come. It’s finally National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in T-minus a few hours and I’ve been anxiously anticipating its arrival. I only discovered this latest writing epidemic a few years back when I was too crazy over my senior comprehensive to really give it the time and dedication that it truly deserved. But now I’m pulling up my boot straps and … Continue reading And So It Begins!
I’m not a pack rat but I kind of am. I blame no one but myself and the fact that every time you seem to really need something out of the ordinary, it’s usually right after having thrown it out. So I save things. This isn’t always the case but nine times out of ten, if there’s any shot in hell, then I’ll keep it. … Continue reading Junkyard