10 (More) Preptober Resources

October is well underway now and fall is starting to make its first lazy appearance here in Georgia with gray, overcast days setting a good writerly #mood. And while the rest of the internet is getting spooky and basic with PSLs and horror movies, I’m getting good and ready for NaNoWrimo. I’ve already listed the…

Learning My Writing Process: The Art of Slow Writing

In the age of NaNoWriMo, productivity hacks, self-publishing and the James Patterson model of writing, it’s easy to start thinking that the only right way to write is fast. If a draft takes you more than a month or two, clearly you’re doing it wrong. Of course, we know this wasn’t always the case. We…

10 Books to Read to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

All over the internet, PSLs, scarves, and spoopy decorations are waking up from their long, hot slumber. It’s finally Fall! Of course, in Atlanta that just means it’s eighty degrees and rainy instead of ninety degrees and sunny, but I refuse to let that dampen the spirit of my favorite season. And my favorite part…

0 Books Every Woman in Her Thirties NEEDS to Read

I’ve been in a bit of a reading slim for the last week or so. Every book I picked up lost my interest within a few paragraphs or pages. Though my TBR shelf is full (as usual), I stared at it with the same apathy as a woman with a closet full of nothing to…

BOOK REVIEW: Damn Fine Story by Chuck Wendig

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, there’s a lot of writing advice out there. Some good, some terrible, a lot of it contradictory. But there isn’t a lot of storytelling advice on offer, which is a beast of an entirely different nature. Into the fray steps Chuck Wendig with his book Damn Fine Story:…