A Post-NaNo Pep Talk

I really didn’t think I was going to reach the finish line for National Novel Writing Month in time. November was pretty calm compared to the first two months of my semester, but I still had a few group projects and final papers to prepare. I was behind on my word count for National Novel… Continue reading A Post-NaNo Pep Talk

NaNoWriMo Challenge: “A Snippet of Your Work, Please.”

I wrestled with myself over the decision whether or not to take part in the “challenge” Chuck Wendig posted today, which is to post your favorite 1,000 words from your National Novel Writing Month project and share them for friends, family, and fellow NaNo-ers to read. There are a couple of reasons I didn’t want… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Challenge: “A Snippet of Your Work, Please.”

Lee Ann Reads: Bitch Planet, Volume 1

“It’s not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it’s about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism.” – Mary Robinette Kowal (@MaryRobinette) Okay, so I’ve said before that I want to post book reviews every once in a while on my WordPress, especially when I find a book I really really love. And… Continue reading Lee Ann Reads: Bitch Planet, Volume 1

NaNoWriMo P(r)ep Talk: #1

November is only about half a month away, and you know what that means: In just a couple of weeks, many of us will isolate ourselves on a daily basis for several hours at a time so we can crank out at least 1,667 words a day and write a 50,000 page novel in 30… Continue reading NaNoWriMo P(r)ep Talk: #1

The Archetype, Your Characters, and You

Holy cow, how long has it been since I’ve posted on here? Is anyone even still out there anymore? Sorry for being MIA for a while. I’ve had a… busy summer, to say the least. Lots of things happening, good and bad. Lots of traveling. Lots of feelings. But no matter if these events left… Continue reading The Archetype, Your Characters, and You

Pantsing vs. Plotting, or Happy Mediums

Absolutely loving the rainbow banner at the top of the WordPress website today. What an amazing day in history. I’ve been slacking. Again. I know. A lot of it is due to the fact that I’ve been focusing mostly on my creative writing over my blogging. Which is great, I think. After all, I honestly… Continue reading Pantsing vs. Plotting, or Happy Mediums

Should You Get That Creative Writing Degree?

If you’re a Creative Writing major, you’ve gotten the question (or some variation of it): “What’s the point of that degree? You don’t need one┬áto be a published writer.” And that’s true! You definitely don’t need a degree in Creative Writing to be a writer. Look at J.K. Rowling, who has a degree in French… Continue reading Should You Get That Creative Writing Degree?