What’s on My Bookshelf? | Book Recommendations

I recently was shuffling around my bookshelf, updating the books based on my current reading interests. I thought it may be interesting to share, perhaps recommend, and pass along these books!

Continue reading “What’s on My Bookshelf? | Book Recommendations”

Stop Saying These Things to Writers | Writing Pet Peeves

We’ve all got those things that people do or say that really annoys us, but we just grin and bear it. And when it comes to writing, all writers have their specific peeves. Here are some of mine.

Continue reading “Stop Saying These Things to Writers | Writing Pet Peeves”

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury – Book Review [Spoiler Free]

Dandelion Wine is the perfect summer read. Ray Bradbury creates an atmosphere nostalgic for long summer days in the Midwest, reminding the reader all the joy and sorrow of being twelve and truly realizing your alive and realizing you too must die one day.

Continue reading “Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury – Book Review [Spoiler Free]”

What to do when motivation is low? Revise anyway.

Progress on my manuscript revision is slow. I’ve got a billion things I can do instead of revise. And even when I make time to revise, distractions abound. Even staring blanking, retreating into my mind is a welcome distraction.

Continue reading “What to do when motivation is low? Revise anyway.”
Block stamps of alpha-numeric characters

You’ve Submitted Your Writing—Now What?

You’ve gone through the difficult process of writing and revising a piece, and you’ve tediously submitted your work for publication. What can you expect when you finally hear back? When can you expect to hear back? How common is rejection?

Continue reading “You’ve Submitted Your Writing—Now What?”

Art and Literature vs. Propaganda

I’ve been revisiting an idea that has become somewhat foundational to how I write: art vs. propaganda. It’s a distinction not made enough I think, and it’s one of those distinctions that can be fairly helpful. You may now be asking, What’s the difference between art and propaganda? Does it even matter?

Continue reading “Art and Literature vs. Propaganda”

Editing My Manuscript – Revision Update 1

One project I’ve been attempting to bring to the front burner—giving it much-needed priority—is my manuscript. After finishing drafting it, I’ve moved into the editing stage, bringing on a whole new scope of writing challenges.

Continue reading “Editing My Manuscript – Revision Update 1”

How to Submit Your Writing

Trying to navigate submitting your writing can be wildly overwhelming. What should your cover letter look like? How should you format your writing? What technicalities are you overlooking? What if you don’t get a reply from the journal? How do you even track all the submissions?

Continue reading “How to Submit Your Writing”

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (Book Review)

I read Ender’s Game for the first time many years ago, but after rereading it a few years later, I remembered how much I loved the novel. Since then, I’ve reread it twice, each time only increasing my love of the book. I never ventured further into the series, though. Part of me was afraid that the other books in the series wouldn’t be able to live up to the first book. But this summer, I decided I would finally read the next book—a decision I do not regret.

Continue reading “Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (Book Review)”