5 Must-Read Writing Books of 2016

I love On Writing and Bird By Bird just as much as the next person. They always seem to show up on the countless listicles of the best writing books. You’ll also find craft books classics like the beloved The Elements of Style, Wired For Story, or even the annual Writer’s Market on most any…

5 Lessons I Learned From DIY MFA + Review

When I first found Gabriela Pereira’s website DIY MFA last year, I  was hooked. With actionable advice on how to DIY your own Masters of Fine Arts education, the podcast and blog really does show you how you can make your writing better and thrive in the world of…

How To Make The Most Of A Writing Convention

This weekend, I went to the RT Booklovers Convention in Las Vegas. It was an AMAZING experience and the ultimate place to be if you’re even somewhat interested in YA lit, romance novels, writing, or books. Even though I’ve been writing for years, I’ve never been to a writing convention,…

How To Create In The Face Of Subjectivity

So there’s that thing that people always say about going into the arts: it’s subjective. That’s absolutely true, but often they’ll suggest that there are NO RULES that determine if you’re good or not. That’s why it’s so hard to be in the arts, they’ll say. I don’t really…