3 Ways to Create the Perfect Writing Space

So you think you’re ready to write. You’ve got your pen and paper or laptop handy, and you’re about to write the future bestselling mystery or fantasy or literary novel. The pen touches the paper or your fingers graze the keys. Something doesn’t feel right, though. There’s a noisy neighbor yelling in the apartment over,Continue reading “3 Ways to Create the Perfect Writing Space”

Six Tips to Help You Write Every Day

I took a Creative Writing: Fiction course in college, and one of my classmates said something that will never leave me. She complained about the coursework, stating that she liked to write when “inspiration” hit. Ah, the mythical “inspiration.” The truth is, “inspiration” writers aren’t career writers. If you only write when inspiration strikes, you’reContinue reading “Six Tips to Help You Write Every Day”

12 Ways to Decrease Anxiety

Anxiety is the enemy of writers everywhere. Think about all the times you’ve procrastinated for fear of sitting in front of a blank page or Word document for half an hour, unable to put down even a single word. Yeah, I’ve been there, too. With problems like social anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and the occasional psychoticContinue reading “12 Ways to Decrease Anxiety”

Five Reasons Why You Should Read the Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr

Published: 2007, HarperTeen (HarperCollins Publishers) Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Edition: First paperback edition, 2008 This review is spoiler free! First Book Summary: Aislinn has always been able to see faeries. Their power and cruelty frighten her, so she has followed three rules to avoid being noticed by them: don’t stare, don’t speak toContinue reading “Five Reasons Why You Should Read the Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr”

Meacham – A Writer’s Conference

October 26, 2019 Today I attended my first writing seminar outside of the confines of a college course. This particular nonfiction seminar was a part of Meacham Writers’ Workshop, a conference held in the spring and fall at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. My mental preparation slipped away from me as the day ofContinue reading “Meacham – A Writer’s Conference”