♥♥♥ Happy Thursday, Lovely Readers! ♥♥♥ As the weekend rushes to greet us, I cannot help, but freak out. This week I became co-founder of CraftQuest, a YouTube webinar series for writers, with Maria from Crafting Your Novel. We knocked our brains together to create our equivalent version of The View for kickass writers. Our motto? Seriously professional writers gettin’ shit done. Each month, we’ll be hosting up to 10 writers to discuss the realities of their writing lives, master approaches, and dive into a few open critiques, where we select a couple first pages to review during the live stream. […]
This week’s adventure was steeped in the buzz of popping flavors and unforgettable sensual enticement. I am, of course, talking the tea sent to me by BlendBee. Whoa, I made that rhyme. I dare you to say it three times faster! BlendBee is a loose leaf tea company in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. It was created in 2013 by Jamah Dacus, an absolute tea lover who makes her own loose leaf tea blends. I reached out to Jamah and she sent me a handful of teas to try. BlendBee. Your tea. Your way — Jamah Dacus, BlendBee.com First Impressions: When I […]
It’s a strange experience when I speak to non-writers about receiving rejection letters. To the outside world, hearing nothing at all is the greatest of news. Inside a writer’s world, it’s silent code for “no, we are not interested in your work.” Which, if I’m being honest, stings a little. No one likes being ignored but the fact is, writing is competitive and with thousands of people emailing agents, I understand why it’s the natural order of things. It’s a strange experience because a non-writer’s automatic reaction is usually along the lines of “I’m so sorry. They’ll rue the day…” […]
What is your approach to writing? Do you sit down and let the ideas pour out of you naturally, free from strict direction, or do you plan every detail of your novel before putting pen to paper?
Speculative fiction is an umbrella term.