Weekend Writing: 7 steps to writing mental illness

If there's one thing that's ticked me off over the years, its watching novels continually fail to portray mental illness accurately, realistically, and for the sake of character not plot. So, without further ado, here are your seven steps to getting mental illness right in your next story. How did they get here? You better … Continue reading Weekend Writing: 7 steps to writing mental illness

Lets Get Weird: the real life basis of Poltergeist

Alright nerds, sit down and buckle up, its time for our very first installment of Lets Get Weird, where I tell you about some strange folklore, paranormal studies--weird fucking shit that’s happened to me or that I’ve researched for book stuff. Today’s installment is...not the last one. Okay, its a bit of the last one, … Continue reading Lets Get Weird: the real life basis of Poltergeist

Creep versus Self versus the World: androgynous, writing to gender, and the great oatmeal disaster.

As a kid, I wrote a lot about girls and boys, but I kept being told “be a girl”, so I wrote more about girls. Even though it grated me to be called “girl” and I never understood why for the longest time. I mean, they were technically right. I was in fact a girl. … Continue reading Creep versus Self versus the World: androgynous, writing to gender, and the great oatmeal disaster.

You Just Gotta Full On Frank Sinatra That Shit – Writing your own damn way

I have some terrible news for you, friends. Sit down. Get a cup of tea. This one may hurt. Now, there's about fifty million billion books and blog posts all across the land about How To Finish The Damn Book. And a lot of them will tell you the same shit: you need to write … Continue reading You Just Gotta Full On Frank Sinatra That Shit – Writing your own damn way