Okay, it can be merry for you if you want. But for me, it will be eerie and creepy and sinister. Muahaha. Want to tell a holiday story (of any genre)? Step out into the wild unknown of someone else's blogspace? Reach a whole new audience with your wondrous words? Join the December blogmas event… Continue reading A not-so-merry blogmas
How have you lovelies been? I've missed you! I was out sick (Boooooo) and then busy with birthday plans (Woohoooooooo), and now I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. Last week I blogged about my birthday spy mission, so I figured I'd save my "I was sick" explanation until this week. But I… Continue reading Blogmas, AOL, murder, and all the things…
Last week I shared the survey results for my quirky meta murder mystery book title. Maybe you want feedback but there's no way you'll hear from 50 people on a survey like I did (I asked thousands of people for that help.) But I wanted to share that I already thought I knew how the… Continue reading A little feedback can go a long way
Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with politics. Let's not go there 🙂 If you don't follow me on other social media, you missed out on a survey to vote on the title of my short story. (I'm sorry, I actually planned on posting it here, because you're some of my greatest fans, but I… Continue reading The book title that got the least votes, but wins
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
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?
Who hasn't wanted to be part of a secret society? I'm a writer and educator, specifically for high schoolers. I can't do that alone. I need teenagers on the inside. I've created a facebook group to talk about weird writerly, readerly, teacherly, or weirderly things. I ask questions, my secret society of teenagers answer. Also… Continue reading Strangers: A Secret Society
I may have been the only person who found "American Sniper" to be the most yawn-inducing movie of the year century decade quite awhile. "But that's unpatriotic!....'American Sniper' is a hero that should be taught in every high school history class!" I know, I know, my mom told me. And I don't have a problem with the guy or… Continue reading Why “American Sniper” Couldn’t Hold My Interest