Say hello to my typewriter!

Ever since I was younger I wanted a typewriter. For some reason I have a thing for machines that produce direct, tangible results. If you know my in person, then you're probably well aware of my love of polaroids--my infatuation with typewriters falls along those same lines. I adore the idea of creating something beautiful--a … Continue reading Say hello to my typewriter!

On Writing: Interview with Nadette Rae Rodgers

Today I bring you a very special interview with Nadette Rae Rodgers, author of the Illusion Trilogy. With the release of the final book in this trilogy just around the corner, Nadette has been kind enough to answer some of my questions about her writing process and experience writing these novels. Do you remember where … Continue reading On Writing: Interview with Nadette Rae Rodgers

ON WRITING by Stephen King | Review

"Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King's On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is … Continue reading ON WRITING by Stephen King | Review

THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr | Review

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning graduate teaching prizes … Continue reading THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr | Review

On Writing and Inspiration | GUEST POST by Nadette Rae Rodgers

Happy Sunday! I have something very exciting to share: a guest post written by the lovely Nadette Rae Rodgers. This eighteen-year-old author recently self-published her debut novel Illusion, the first installment in a trilogy, which I reviewed earlier this week (and loved!). Today she will discuss writing and inspiration, two topics that brilliantly go hand in hand. … Continue reading On Writing and Inspiration | GUEST POST by Nadette Rae Rodgers

JULY 2016 | Wrap-Up

Oh, July. I always have mixed feelings about the seventh month (in fact, you can read all about them here). June is filled with the excitement of a new summer and August is brimming with the anticipation of a new school year, but July-- it's just kind of there. But this year I had such a busy … Continue reading JULY 2016 | Wrap-Up

Book Review: WHY I WRITE

Author: George Orwell Number of Pages: 120 Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: 1946 "Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin." - This book is actually a collection of four essays written … Continue reading Book Review: WHY I WRITE

QUOTE: Stephen King

"You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will." ~Stephen King I love this quote because it can apply to basically anything you want to accomplish. For me it probably relates the most to writing. I love to write, but sometimes it feels like the hardest thing in the world to … Continue reading QUOTE: Stephen King

Revising is hard.

So over the summer I finally finished writing the novel I've been working on for years (YAY!). However, it's sort of awful (okay, really awful) so I decided to write a second draft of it. In my mind, I thought that it would be easier that writing the first draft, because the basic framework of … Continue reading Revising is hard.