I have a podcast recommendation for you! A while ago, I found the Stories Are Soul Food podcast hosted by author N. D. Wilson and editor Brian Kohl. And I love listening to it. N. D. and Brian have fantastic thoughts about reading, writing, and how we think about books in general. To try and sum up the… Continue reading Writing Resource: Stories are Soul Food
How do you take feedback?Let’s be honest—taking critique can be hard. Even well-meaning, honest critique can sting. So what do you do when you get your story back with red ink?Personally, I don’t look at it right away. I’ll let myself skin it super quickly to see the damage, but I don’t really read anything.… Continue reading Dealing with Critique
I haven't done a writing update on the blog for a while! Remember, if you want to stay up to date on my writing and get all the fun, exciting updates, subscribe to my monthly newsletter! But without further ado, here are some updates from the writing front! Brontide If you don't know, Brontide is… Continue reading Writing Updates!
At one point, I did writing recaps on my blog. However, for a while now, I've just been doing them for my newsletter subscribers. So, if you want to stay up to date about all the fun writing stuff I've got going on, and be the first to hear about any exciting news, make sure… Continue reading Want to know about my writing?
How is life going for you, friend? If I’m being honest, life is a little crazy right now. I was traveling most of June, came back to visit lots of family, and am now helping my family get ready to move. It’s been busy. I haven’t written in about a month. And right now, that’s… Continue reading Seasons
Do you struggle with plot bunnies?I do. 😅 New story ideas love to pop into my head all the time. Some are better than others, of course. But frequently getting new story ideas means that I have to fight to stay focused on my current WIP. Here are some of the ways that I deal… Continue reading Dealing with Plot Bunnies
You were given your stories for a reason. This post is honestly just a reminder for myself. But I figured I’d post it here. Because maybe you need to hear it too. You were given your stories for a reason. Your imagination was made just the way it was by the perfect Creator. He designed… Continue reading Storyteller, Don’t Give Up
Let’s talk about editing—and our mindset towards it. For years, I felt dread at the thought of editing a book. It seemed like a massive, daunting task—and editing is. I mean, it’s not easy. But I think the writing community maybe needs to change how we talk about editing. Part of the reason I was… Continue reading Editing: Love it or Dread it?
What is a piece of writing advice that you love? I don’t know if someone actually said this, or if it is something I can up with, or if it’s a combination of advice, but one piece of advice that I find especially freeing for me in writing is this: Write knowing you’re going to… Continue reading Write Knowing that You’ll Edit
Recently, I finished my first read-through of Brontide and started my first round of content (big picture) edits. Today, I hit the "I can't do this" wall. The problems feel overwhelming. I'm not sure if any of my ideas of how to fix them are any good. At my current speed, it seems like I'll… Continue reading _____ Is Hard