Diversity Is More Than A Checklist

Diversity Is More Than A Checklist

“Diversity” is one of those leading terms in the writing world right now. Issues related to the call for diversity are complex and many-layered and come into play on every level of the publishing industry. Today, I’m only focusing on […]

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Tough to Tackle Reads: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

Tough to Tackle Reads: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

I want to start this post with an apology. I try to do my Tough to Tackle Reads segment quarterly and I fell extremely behind with this one. Basically, it came down to bad time management. That said, I’ll get […]

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Digital Writing Vision Boards as Motivation

Digital Writing Vision Boards as Motivation

I have a little problem with focus. Part of it is because I have too many projects on the go. I have a full-time–overtime!–job with events and stacks of ARCs to read. I have a new baby. I have a […]

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Catching Those Stereotypes

Catching Those Stereotypes

After months of exchanging short Facebook messages and reorganizing calendars, Kate and I got a chance to meet up on Sunday. As usual, our conversation eventually made its way around to writing. We’re both trying to hit the same deadline […]

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What I Confirmed About Character Enduring “The Rock”

What I Confirmed About Character Enduring “The Rock”

You hear all the time that character is everything. Characters carry your story. People fall for characters, read for characters, and buy for characters. Story is nothing without the people that bring it to life. I know this, I believe […]

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A Return to Character Likeability

A Return to Character Likeability

Way back in June I wrote a post about character likeability. Then, my main point was that I don’t need to like a character, but I need to be compelled by them. The post as a whole makes sense and […]

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