I’m really bad at social media. I’ll never be the author who tweets all day long about politics and their favorite TV shows (I still can’t even call myself an author, but I think my therapist would tell me to own my dream, because we are currently working on my self-esteem) or be this dynamite… Read More you are enough.
I used to speak of love When love didn’t speak of me The times he’d never call I waited patiently. A single ring would sting: The shattering of dreams. I used to speak of love When love didn’t speak of me The endless scrolling of my phone To see where he could be. For every… Read More I used to speak of love
Below is an excerpt from my upcoming novel Going All the Way. Because the story is in its very early stages, the likelihood that this particular excerpt will be the same when the novel is published is slim. However, I hope this does not stop you from taking in some insight into my writing process. Enjoy! When Principal… Read More ‘Going All the Way’ Excerpt #1
Outlines play a moderately critical role in the writing process for me. I like to begin a story with a blank page and just start writing what’s in my head. Then when I feel like I’ve found a storyline that’s worth running with, I’ll begin my outline. I’m not a strict planner when it comes… Read More How I Outline My Stories
When it came time to write my next manuscript after A Fantastic Mess of Everything in October of 2016, I opted the work on a superhero fantasy/drama that I had outlined three years prior. I named the draft All the Stars on Fire, and hired a cover artist and professional editor during the writing process… Read More Why Going All the Way?
Music plays a big role in my ability to be a productive, creative person. Sometimes I like a song because it’s fun and contagious. Other times the lyrics inspire me to write exactly what I need to say. Here’s the official playlist for Or Best Offer, my short story that’ll be available to my newsletter… Read More Listen to the ‘Or Best Offer’ Music Playlist
The first episode of my podcast catered toward working artists, “Wow, That’s Cool!” is now live on Soundcloud. In this brief episode I discuss the amazing writing schedule that I stuck to while working on my first novel A Fantastic Mess of Everything, my not-so-great writing schedule during All the Stars on Fire, and more. … Read More Wow, That’s Cool! Episode #1 – Being Persistent