Making time

This is very true of everything. How many times do you, or someone you know, mutter the excuse: I don’t have the time? In light of recent events, I sincerely believe we have to make the most of our time. Not tomorrow, next month, or sometime next year. Right...

Believe in your story

I was going to title this post “Believe in yourself” But then I realized, as creative types, that’s a bloody hard thing to do. In fact – it’s a difficult thing to do as a human being. Society throws all these different norms at us, all...

Critique Partners – the how

So a few weeks ago, I wrote about why you should have a critique partner. And frankly, I think they’re invaluable. Both my critique partners and my beta readers. The how to go about finding them is a little more difficult. If you write YA, MG, or PB, you can...

Critique Partners – the why

Do you have them? Critique partners, beta readers? People who will read your rough work and hold you accountable for what it can turn into? If you don’t I’m genuinely curious about your process, and rather jealous that you can tighten and polish your own...

Which Way is Your Way?

There’s something I feel a lot of people forget what with all the advice flying around out there. This is your dream. These stories are your stories. Every single person approaches things differently. Each one of us has had experiences which shape the way we...