The Rule of Three: On Drafts

Before I start getting into today’s topic, I figure I’ll make a disclaimer you might have heard already: Writing tips are not universal. What works for one writer (in this case, me) might not work for another writer (i.e. you). But as I’ve been rereading/editing my first draft of my novel this past month, I… Continue reading The Rule of Three: On Drafts

Lee Ann (Re)reads: Castle Waiting Volumes 1 & 2

I just recently finished rereading both volumes of Castle Waiting by Linda Medley for the second time. But I’ve never sat down to write an actual review of it, so that is what I’m doing now because it deserves it. On a whim, I originally checked these graphic novels out of the Canisius College library where,… Continue reading Lee Ann (Re)reads: Castle Waiting Volumes 1 & 2

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