The Best Day In The Year

The Best Day In The Year

  Why does January 1st seem like such a magical day? There’s a lot of pressure on that day—new year, fresh start, gung-ho resolutions—a lot to live up to for one little day! I’ve been seeing a meme going around that January 1st is the start of a new...
Writing Isn’t Just a Word Count

Writing Isn’t Just a Word Count

We’ve all been there—scrolling through our feeds and seeing the screenshots of how many words other writer friends wrote that day. And no matter how happy you are for them, you just feel… inadequate. Why don’t I write that much every day? It’s...
Between The Pages: 1940s Slang

Between The Pages: 1940s Slang

When you read a book, you’re reading an awesome story—but there are so many things that happen behind the scenes to create that story that you never get to hear about. Between the side writing, research, cutting, plotting, and everything else, there’s a...
A Pantser’s Guide To Plotting

A Pantser’s Guide To Plotting

Hi, my name is Jenna, and I am a Pantser. I admit it. The thought of extensive outlines and plotting charts and beat sheets send me running for the hills. My story becomes too stifled if I tell it what to do ahead of time instead of the other way around. But it seems...
Pause

Pause

  We’ve been told to “Stay home!” And with good reason. If we all stay put now, hopefully we can not only #flattenthecurve, but get rid of it all together so we can go back to our “normal” lives. The grocery and liquor stores are...