Category: writing

Staying Awesome Interview Series: Laura Pohl

So. It’s been a hot minute since my last interview for the Staying Awesome series, which is why I’m super happy to feature this edition’s guest today. I met this brilliant woman via Twitter after discovering the online contest she’d organized for Latinxs writers! Thankfully, she agreed to let me poke her brain for a […]

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Three Things I’m Stoked About This Summer

So. Summer has officially started for me. *flails* There are three things I’m terribly excited about. They are the following: A. Writing!  I’ve put my current WIP on hold for the past month (!!!) because work work work, but now? I’m happy to get back into the thick of it and write/edit until I finish […]

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Staying Awesome Interview Series: Alice Fanchiang

It’s time for another post in my Staying Awesome Interview Series! Today I’m thrilled to feature someone I’ve long admired for her many, many talents, as well as for being one of the most passionate geeks I’ve ever known. I met her via Twitter a few years ago, and since then, we’ve been geeking out […]

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Staying Awesome Interview Series: Kelly Jensen

Welcome to another entry in the Staying Awesome Interview Series! Today I’m super pumped to feature a woman I’ve admired for quite some time now, Kelly Jensen!     What makes Kelly awesome? Kelly Jensen is a former teen librarian who worked in several public libraries before pursuing a full-time career in writing and editing. […]

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Staying Awesome Interview Series: Sarah Enni, Part II

  Welcome to Part II of my interview with Y.A. writer/creator of the First Draft podcast, the wonderful Sarah Enni! To read Part I, click here. Today Sarah discusses all things writing and reading. Let’s bask in her brilliance, shall we? Off we go!   On Writing 1) Your website bio states that you write about […]

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Staying Awesome Interview Series: Sarah Enni, Part I

I’m super stoked for this post, y’all. Not only am I kicking off a new interview series, which focuses on some of my favorite awesome people and what makes them so, my first featured writer is Sarah Enni!     Why is Sarah awesome? She writes Y.A. novels, which makes her automatically cool. She’s a […]

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critique partner + book deal announcement = *FLAILS*

So this was announced a few days ago:     THAT’S RIGHT. One of the Iron Keys has a book deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   My critique partner, Kaye (code name: Karuna Riazi), is going to be published. PUBLISHED. HER BOOK IS GOING TO BE A REAL BOOK AND YOU GET TO READ HER BRILLIANCE NEXT YEAR.   I […]

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a little brontë for the weekend…

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why i’m nothing without critique partners

  I am nothing without my critique partners. Yes, they help me shape my manuscripts into better versions of themselves. Yes, they provide invaluable feedback on story beats, character arcs, world-building, dialogue, and all that juicy angst. They recommend songs that fit perfectly with a particular scene. They tell me about awesome books on revising […]

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two words for every writer:

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