Publishing · writing

Writing Announcement: Let’s Start a Riot

As I mentioned last week, I stumbled into an interesting opportunity. It turns out that I can share more about that now. I recently accepted a position as a contributing author for Book Riot. Book Riot is an awesome online media site that “is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be… Continue reading Writing Announcement: Let’s Start a Riot

Quotes

Friday Quick Quote: Walter M. Miller Jr.’s ‘A Canticle for Leibowitz’

“The closer men came to perfecting for themselves a paradise, the more impatient they became with it, and with themselves as well. They made a garden of pleasure, and became progressively more miserable with it as it grew in richness and power and beauty; for then, perhaps, it was easier to see something was missing… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: Walter M. Miller Jr.’s ‘A Canticle for Leibowitz’

writing

Untranslatable: Words Writers Should Know

The English language may be absurd and magical, but it also fails to capture the entire nuance of human experience. Other languages, however, can fill in some of those gaps. Tim Lomas, a lecturer in positive psychology at the University of East London, has compiled a lists of those words that English lacks. Some of… Continue reading Untranslatable: Words Writers Should Know

books · libraries

Secrets on My Bookshelf

Have you ever wondered what secrets lie on my bookshelves? Perhaps not! But if you are interested in seeing what bits of fantasy, poetry, and stuffed animals guard my smallest bedroom, check out my guest post on author and blogger extraordinaire D.S. Nelson’s site. “In spite of the fact that I spent years working in… Continue reading Secrets on My Bookshelf

books

The Ambiguity of Belated Book Sequels: Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman

When an author finishes a book or a series, I consider it done. I read the book(s) with the understanding that the story is complete. Even if I adore the narrative and characters, I don’t typically feel a burning desire for more. (The exception, of course, being when an author stops writing a story in… Continue reading The Ambiguity of Belated Book Sequels: Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman

writing

5 Tips to Ensure Your Editor Doesn’t Hate You

Some time after receiving the first round of edits, a writer may wonder whether or not her editor hates her. Surely, the theory goes, if her editor liked her, the suggested changes wouldn’t be so terrible. The good news is that receiving extensive edits from an editor does not mean that an editor hates a… Continue reading 5 Tips to Ensure Your Editor Doesn’t Hate You