Post Up at Owlcation!

I recently reposted one of my earlier posts from this blog "Here's Why Writers Shouldn't Aim for Hundreds of Rejections" on both Hubpages and Medium, and the post has since been moved to the Hubpages networking site Owlcation! You can find the original post here, and the new post on Owlcation here. Thanks to Pooja … Continue reading Post Up at Owlcation!

How to Find Time to Write

Most writers probably don't have all day to devote to their writing. Even established authors who have published books have commitments that can get in the way because that's just how life works. For those leading busy lives or who may be just writing as a hobby, they especially need to find time to write … Continue reading How to Find Time to Write

I Published a Chapbook!!!

I am super excited and pleased to announce that my chapbook Plato Is Better at Metaphor than I Am was published by Yavanika Press this past weekend! The work is a prose poetry chapbook of twenty poems. Here is a link to the download for the work. Enjoy! This work is also offered on my … Continue reading I Published a Chapbook!!!

Check Out These Resources for Writers!

Due to the busy weekend ahead, this post will be a little different (and chances are this will be at the beginning of the week rather than the end). I had been doing some research about how to network as a writer, and I recently came across a writing community that also offered resources for … Continue reading Check Out These Resources for Writers!

4 Reasons to Use the “Save the Cat” Story Structure in Your Writing – Rose Atkinson-Carter

From Ryan Lanz's A Writer's Path blog, this post introduces a plot structure called "Save the Cat," which has fifteen plot beats. I'd never heard of this structure, so reading this was super informational! Happy reading! 4 Reasons to Use the "Save the Cat" Story Structure in Your Writing - Rose Atkinson-Carter Credit: A Writer's … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Use the “Save the Cat” Story Structure in Your Writing – Rose Atkinson-Carter

Oulipo: A New Kind of Poetry

After getting back from a grad school session, I wanted to share a new type of poetry I just learned about with you. It's called Oulipo poetry, sometimes styled as OuLiPo because it stands for Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle (Workshop for Potential Literature), according to The Poetry Foundation. During my session, I had the chance … Continue reading Oulipo: A New Kind of Poetry

3 Ways That Writerly Grit Leads to Publishing Success – Susan DeFreitas

If you ever feel overwhelmed with the thought of meeting the right people and sending in your manuscript for publishing, it's good to know what right mindsets to get in as you prepare to make the big leap. Check out this post from Susan De Freitas about what makes a writer a force to be … Continue reading 3 Ways That Writerly Grit Leads to Publishing Success – Susan DeFreitas

Weaving Flashbacks Seamlessly into Story – Tiffany Yates Martin

Originally appearing on the Jane Friedman blog as a guest post, this piece gives a comprehensive explanation of how to incorporate flashbacks into a piece to develop backstory. Enjoy reading! Weaving Flashbacks Seamlessly into Story - Tiffany Yates Martin Credit: Jane Friedman blog. Find out more here