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Writing Lessons from Gallagher Girls

I just recently finished rereading one of my favorite book series, Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter. The series takes place at an all-girls school for young geniuses where the students are trained for future work as scientists, analysts, spies and other high-level government jobs. 882 more words


Writing mantras: do they work to get you through the Hard Days?

In my last post, I talked about the struggle of getting back into my writing. Last year was predominantly The Year for Other People’s Writing, and it has been so long since I have created any writing of my own that I feel my mojo is well and truly gone. 761 more words

Writing Process

novel update

As I write this, my novel currently sits at 39,000 words. It might not seem like a lot, but it’s a huge step for me as I push through and continue writing it. 306 more words

Creative Writing

Can You Tell A Story In A Sentence?

Storytelling is hard, or easy, depending on who you ask. Traditionally stories were told by mouth, around a fire, by the moonlight or on the way back from the farm. 519 more words

Flash Fiction

A Few Lessons Learned from Ratatouille

I watched Ratatouille, and learned/was-reminded-of a few things about writing within the first half hour or so. (Seriously, if you need lessons in storytelling, just watch a Pixar movie with a critical eye.) In this instance, I mostly noticed how well the characters were introduced, so I wanted to sit down and figure out what made it work. 339 more words


Fridays' Brief Book Reviews: Falling Head Over Heels For Fangirl

What more can you ask from a novel than lovable characters who live and breathe beyond the page?  A young writer finding her voice, telling a story (fanfic) within a story, an innocent college freshman stumbling and fumbling into first love with a totally crush-worthy guy, and a twin carving out her own, independent identity while still honoring the sisterly bond forged through the crucible of childhood. 396 more words

Writer's Life

Editing Your Sequel - Step 3

by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

Welcome to my blog series on how to edit your sequel. If you’re new to the series, you can catch up on… 656 more words

Writing Lessons