Writing Process

Where do you get your ideas?

I vividly remember going to an author signing as a middle schooler and asking this question when I got to the front of the line. I had handed over my book and the author, who shall not be named, didn't even glance at me. My little heart was beating so fast, my palms were clammy,… Continue reading Where do you get your ideas?

Writing Process

My Writing Process

Sometimes I wonder if I even have a writing process. Upon further thought, I realized...maybe I do? Each piece of writing, and each book for that matter, seems like it wants a different process. Here's what's working for me right now (it changes at the drop of a hat so don't hold me to this).… Continue reading My Writing Process

Life, Writing Process

Writing is My Escape

My friends and I started writing our stories down when it began apparent to us that it was no longer acceptable to act them out on the playground. We passed notebooks in the breaks between classes and devoured each others' fictional worlds. Notes were scribbled and cramped into margins. Those notebooks were passed around so… Continue reading Writing is My Escape

Reading, Writing Process

Reading Like A Writer

Every writer, or aspiring writer, has heard the phrase "read like a writer." To me, that means to read with a curiosity of how the author accomplished the story they created. If the characters resonated with you, why? If the story struck a certain chord, how? If you thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the story,… Continue reading Reading Like A Writer