Girls Swear and It’s Perfectly Okay, Part II

Girls Swear and It's Perfectly Okay...in an idealized, female-empowered world. Of course, that's not actually the world we live in, is it? Hence, Part II of the Girls Swear and it's Perfectly Okay blog series. You can read Part I here where I strove to shed light on how a girl can't swear the same way a guy can without risking … Continue reading Girls Swear and It’s Perfectly Okay, Part II

HOW TO USE INTERVIEWS TO WRITE PEOPLE, NOT CHARACTERS

(Originally written for and posted on Clutter Your Kindle, June 10th, 2014) Have you ever loved a book so much you grieved when it ended? Have you ever re-read a book simply because it felt like visiting a good friend? Yeah, me too. I’m convinced that books like those share one common denominator: they are filled … Continue reading HOW TO USE INTERVIEWS TO WRITE PEOPLE, NOT CHARACTERS

Cajun-Flavored Coffee, 13 lb. Triplets, and Book Edits

The moment I've been waiting a year for has finally come. Edits for Caught in the Crossfire have arrived and it's fantastic. Of course, I didn't know it was going to be like that. I thought it was going to be painful and tear-producing and darling-killing, because, you see, most of the writers I know have … Continue reading Cajun-Flavored Coffee, 13 lb. Triplets, and Book Edits