Sucking (Writing) a Little Every Day

Stop me if you've heard this before: "You must write every day!" I hear it every time I read an author interview, when I read a book on writing, or when watching a Youtube video featuring a prominent writing figure. No exceptions! You have to write at least a little bit every day. I'm trying [...]

My Thoughts On “Uprooted”By Naomi Novik Becoming a Movie

WARNING: THIS POST WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE NOVEL "UPROOTED." IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK AND WISH TO DO SO, DO NOT CONTINUE READING THIS POST.   So after finally finishing Naomi Novik's excellent fantasy novel, Uprooted, I decided to do more research on her via her website. I was thrilled to discover [...]

Thoughts on “Bird By Bird” by Anne Lamott

Description here.  I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it was recommended to me by a creative writing major at my university so I thought I'd give it a read. I am so glad that I did. This is, unquestionably, the best book I've ever read on writing. And, yes, that includes [...]

The Second Draft of Doom

What is writing a second draft like? It's like going through a wonderful hike in the wilderness on a clear summer's day with friends, seeing spectacular sights and creating life-long memories..... And then remembering you left your backpack with all your expensive camping gear at the last rest stop, running all the way to get [...]