for the Writers

10 writing experiments to avoid

My friend was going to do a writing experiment, but was worried I as her writing coach wouldn't approve. So I sent her a comprehensive list of all the experiments I disapprove of. If you're thinking of experimenting with your writing, here's a cautionary look at what experiments to avoid.  Oh no, you’re doing an… Continue reading 10 writing experiments to avoid

short horror story greeting card by Ksenia Anske
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Why I wanna be like Ksenia Anske when I writerly grow up

Although, let's be real: Ksenia and I don't plan on actually growing up in our writerly lives. It's more like staying daydreaming children forever, but then pretending to be grown-up long enough to do the business stuff. I don’t remember how I discovered Ksenia. But I do remember what stuck in my mind about her:… Continue reading Why I wanna be like Ksenia Anske when I writerly grow up

for the Creatives, for the Writers, Showcasing other Creatives

Guest Post: How Ghostwriting is Hurting the Book World

Olivia J has agreed to share her concerns about ghostwriting here, and you can check out my defense of ghostwriting on her site. What a fun collaboration <3 Read the posts, then join the convo 🙂 "The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable… Continue reading Guest Post: How Ghostwriting is Hurting the Book World

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for the Writers, Musings

I murdered for you & I’m not okay

in my book. I should probably clarify that. But isn't that a beautiful blogpost title? 😉 I finished the first draft of my quirky meta murder mystery! Honestly, it happened so fast. I thought I'd be agonizing over the last couple scenes for days. And I just whipped them out and suddenly that was the… Continue reading I murdered for you & I’m not okay

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DNA of a writer: how my reading affects my writing

Last week I shared my top 10 books and their commonalities. Now you get to see the top 3 elements that are in more than half of my favorite books. *Props to Maggie Schoepke guessing there's a supernatural element in my fav books. I don't specify it that way here, but that's definitely related to these.*… Continue reading DNA of a writer: how my reading affects my writing

for the Bookworms, for the Writers

DNA of a writer: My top 10 books

Ahh, the dreaded question: “What’s your favorite book?” Rachel Giesel was kind enough to expand it to “What’s your top 5 favorite books?” I’m taking part in a free online course to figure out my writerly DNA – analyzing who I am, what I read, and what I write to come up with who I… Continue reading DNA of a writer: My top 10 books

for the Writers, Musings, Showcasing other Creatives

The story of how I became a storyteller

Today I am stoked to welcome my creative friend Maggie to the blog. Enjoy her post and share your own storyteller journey with us in the comments 🙂    The story of how I became a storyteller goes all the way back to when I was in first grade. Life was easy back then. Days were filled… Continue reading The story of how I became a storyteller

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Lessons from a 6-Year-Old Blogger

That's right, there's a 6-year-old in the blogosphere. Check out ghostinthecloset.wordpress.com for the kid's writing. I read every single post. And there's alot you can learn from a 6-year-old. It's okay to have an incentive...this kid is in it for a Kindle. Keep it simple, short and snappy...it doesn't have to be long and eloquent to… Continue reading Lessons from a 6-Year-Old Blogger

for the Creatives, for the Writers, Musings, My Creative Projects

Do You Have a Book in You?

If you’ve ever wondered if you could write a book, should write a book, or if you’ve dabbled with writing and wondered if it’s worth a shot to pursue it more seriously, I have news for you! I have a new FREE online class to help you answer these questions: --Do I really have a book… Continue reading Do You Have a Book in You?