The Writing Rituals Tag [from Mandi Lynn and Kim Chance]

Last weekend author vloggers Mandi Lynn and Kim Chance put together a writing tag about writing rituals, and I thought tackling that this week would be a fun diversion from the sorts of posts I usually do. Anyway, let’s dive in… When do you write? (time of day, day of week) I write during the … More The Writing Rituals Tag [from Mandi Lynn and Kim Chance]

5 Takeaways from Rachel Aaron’s 2K to 10K Writing Guide

I’ve listened to a couple of podcast interviews with Rachel Aaron, and so I’d heard about her book 2k to 10k on how to increase your writing speed. Efficiency is something that’s always important, and I figured if this book could help it was worth a look. Of note, this book isn’t just about increasing … More 5 Takeaways from Rachel Aaron’s 2K to 10K Writing Guide

5 Tips for Writing a Great Opening Line (for a Novel or Short Story)

There is a lot of weight on opening lines, perhaps more so than on any other single line in your story. And in some ways there is good reason for this. The opening line is the reader’s first impression of your story. If they don’t like it or don’t find it intriguing or engaging, they’re … More 5 Tips for Writing a Great Opening Line (for a Novel or Short Story)

Update

Hello all, and belated Happy July 4th! I just wanted to write a quick update post and say that I will be moving my regular posting day to Sunday for the moment. I’m going to have more things happening during the week, and it will be easier for me to do the blogging I want … More Update

5 Reasons the CW’s Supergirl Should Have Been Written as a Teenager

Before we get into this, I just wanted to say that I do really enjoy the CW’s Supergirl. It became one of my favorite superhero shows this past year, adopting a great hopeful tone (that the new movie Superman lacks) and expanding the roles of its supporting cast to make the series more fun. I … More 5 Reasons the CW’s Supergirl Should Have Been Written as a Teenager

Project Spotlight: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Vol. 2

Last year I highlight a project called Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, a children’s book focusing on stories about inspiring women from all over the world. After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign for the first edition, the book’s creators, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, are back with volume two. The second book brings together … More Project Spotlight: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Vol. 2

What I Want to See from the Live Action Cowboy Bebop TV Series

Last week it was reported that one of the most famous and beloved of anime series, Cowboy Bebop, would be getting an American live-action TV series. A precursor to the also beloved Firefly, Cowboy Bebop is an incredible series from the mind of ShinichirĊ Watanabe. It follows the bounty hunter crew of a spaceship called … More What I Want to See from the Live Action Cowboy Bebop TV Series