On Writing

Chapter Map

I am a visual person. In the way I learn, work through problems, consume books, and comprehend things. I enjoy the audio part of experiences, but the visual is more important for me. So recently I started contemplating how to tackle the problem with editing my novel. First I’ll explain how I wrote my novel, […]

Audio Recordings

I used to dread reading my work out loud. Then, my writing group gained a new member who encouraged us to read our pieces to the group. The exercise changed many things for me. I already loved going to poetry slams and hearing the emotion behind a piece when it was spoken in a crowded […]

Being a Writer and an Introvert

This is a topic that has been on my mind a lot lately. As I expand my online presence as a writer, and push my career forward, I have had to make a lot of changes, and forget about my comfort level. I’m not quite sure how a field that has evolved to require authors […]

Research and Fiction

When it comes to¬†writing a fiction novel, not everyone may realize the amount of research that goes into it. While a fiction story is made up, it is based on a common world we share. That means that while the plot may be fictitious, the world in which it takes place is not. There are […]

Cover Letters for Literary Magazines

Cover letters are the first impression a writer makes on an editor at a literary magazine. I’m going to tell you how to write one, so you don’t ruin your chances of getting published before the editor has a chance to read your work. A cover letter to a literary magazine¬†may be the simplest thing […]