What Makes a Good Short Story?

Before someone even jumps right into writing a novel they start somewhere… writing a short story. But, what makes a good one? If you can’t write an amazing short story then how can you ever write a novel that will be interesting to read? Here are my top ten rules for crafting an amazing story… Continue reading What Makes a Good Short Story?

How to Write a Novella In Thirty Days: 10 Steps for Every Kind of Writer

Okay, so let’s clear up the rumors. It doesn’t take eight years to write a book, especially, not a novella. People seem to forget that novellas are books too. A novella typically contains anywhere from 20,000-45,000 words while average novels are 46,000-75,000 words. For the sake of this post, I’m going to share with you… Continue reading How to Write a Novella In Thirty Days: 10 Steps for Every Kind of Writer

Have you checked out books from your local library lately? If not, you need OverDrive!

People have been trying to figure out just how I’ve managed to read so many novels in between the time I have class and work. Also, I often get told, “you have too much time on your hands” when the reality is I just know how to manage it really well. But anyway, I’m able… Continue reading Have you checked out books from your local library lately? If not, you need OverDrive!

On Being a Consistent Writer

Ah, what a time to be alive. You know… this day and age when there’s all kind of distractions that can stop you from writing your best? There’s social media, the feeling of having too much time, and even the Summer as all reasons for you to be distracted. So, just how do you be… Continue reading On Being a Consistent Writer

AOTD: S. L. McGee’s Voices on the Air

As of lately, I’ve been taking my time to get to know different writers in order to network and trade ideas. It’s been really fun learning about the various kinds of things that writers are creating. This writer, Shea McGee, I met on Twitter. I invite you to follow her because her work is amazing.… Continue reading AOTD: S. L. McGee’s Voices on the Air

Book Review: A Raisin In The Sun

When I was a little girl I had always heard about “A Raisin in the Sun,” but I never got to see or read the play. I actually took the time out to read the place because I wanted to understand why people loved it so much and I have to tell you, it is… Continue reading Book Review: A Raisin In The Sun