• Craft

    Screw “Show, Don’t Tell”

    “Show, don’t tell” is the first creative writing advice most people receive. On the surface, it seems sensible. For someone putting pen to paper for the very first time, the instinct is to tell — “First this happened, then this other thing,…

  • Updates

    New Year, Same Resolutions

    There is a subset of people who say, “Why make resolutions on January 1? It’s just an arbitrary date! You can make changes in your life any time of the year.” While I do make goals all year round, I…

  • Updates

    A NaNoWriMo Post-Mortem

    Right now, I’m approximately 24 hours outside of my 2018 NaNoWriMo win. I brought it down to the wire, with my latest finish ever, but I did it! Now that I’ve validated and claimed my goodies, I’ve decided to dissect…

  • Updates

    The Pre-NaNo Panic

    As I type this, there are 8 days left until the start of NaNoWriMo. I’m not ready. ​A few weeks ago, I settled on a project to work on, and since then, I’ve pieced together a vague plot and come…