Take Care of Your Mortal Flesh

We writers are intellectuals. We exist largely in our brains, mining away at veins of glittering creativity. This is evident in the frequency of distracted conversations we have, or the number of times we arrive at a destination with little memory of driving there. But that brain, which lives inside our skulls, is held aloft […]

Things I Believe: Outlining Helps more than it Hurts

I just got the a new post from Chuck Wendig’s blog, terribleminds, delivered to my inbox. If you don’t already follow Wendig’s commentary about writing, I highly recommend it as a refreshingly (excruciatingly) honest mind-dump of what it means (to him) to be a writer. Anyhow, today he has decided to threaten us all with […]

So I’m Writing This Novel

At the end of April 2003, I graduated from college with a BFA in Graphic Design. I already had a job, working at the marketing firm where I’d been an assistant designer for a couple years already. My boyfriend was still on the wrong side of the country, so it was just me and my […]

Wake Turbulence

A friend and editor has repeatedly told me she wishes I would blog my writing process. I’ve never been entirely comfortable with that idea. If I’m blogging, doesn’t that mean I’m not writing? As someone with a single novel that’s been in the works for more than twelve years, the last thing I need is […]

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