Writing tips: On struggling to get started with a new story

Building an historicaly acurate world is no piece of chocolate cake with creamy chocolate icing. Hou, but chocolate cake with creamy chocolate icing... Anyway, back to the struggle at hand. I started the research for an histoire fantastique while finishing *struggling with the the tween novel title*, I have been working on from January to … Lire la suite de Writing tips: On struggling to get started with a new story

How to write a novel in 3 months Wait, but… why?

When your doing research about writing a book, it seems like we have to write a novel in 3 months. I totally did it, by the way. Wrote a novel in 3 months. It's a middle-grade/tweens novel, 52 000 words long, or it will be when I am done with the second rounds of revisions. … Lire la suite de How to write a novel in 3 months Wait, but… why?

Book of the week ​: I feel bad about my neck and other thoughts about being a woman

Most of the time, great books finds me more then I find them. Sometimes, they find me ahead of time, when I'm not entirely ready to read them. A great example would be the excellent The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. How do I know its an excellent book if I haven't read it yet, yet … Lire la suite de Book of the week ​: I feel bad about my neck and other thoughts about being a woman