Now What?

Posted by Rachel on February 27, 2017 in audience, characters, discovery, editing, how-to, outline, planning, plot, reading, review, structure, writing, writing tips |

The End. Now what? After you’ve finished writing and readers have reviewed your work, it’s time to evaluate the next step. The feedback you’ve received and the criticism of your project will probably be a whole host of things that cause stress and anxiety. Mainly: how do I know what to fix? Interpreting these notes […]


What I Wish I Knew

Posted by Rachel on September 18, 2015 in audience, characters, discovery, musings, writing, writing tips |

I was brainstorming what to blog and thought putting together some writing resources might be helpful. Since I’m certain that’s been done before, the idea quickly morphed into more of a “what I wish I knew” when I was writing my first query-able novel. Hindsight is always 20/20, but maybe this post can help people […]


Diversity Guest Post

Posted by Rachel on July 26, 2013 in audience, characters, cliches, current event, guest post, musings, writing |

Adrianne Russell is my wonderful guest poster for today. She has written an incredible post about diversity in young adult books (or well, the lack there of) that she wanted to share on my blog as well. I couldn’t agree more with her feelings on this subject and I truly hope we see more diversity going […]


Reviewing the Turn in Television

Posted by Rachel on April 12, 2013 in audience, characters, current event, review |

I noticed I haven’t written a blog about television lately. Honestly, there hasn’t been a show that I’ve jumped into (and that’s made it) long enough to write a review about. But, I am still watching my regularly scheduled programs with a curious thought nagging at me. Why do they (mostly) all suck now? Each of […]

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