Why I Left Facebook

I understand that it is a challenge to leave a platform that makes staying in touch with friends and family literally around the world so convenient. We write one post and everyone we are connected to can see it. That is so much easier than 2,793 phone calls or emails in order to let someone know that we had avocado toast for breakfast.

By jaywhistler July 3, 2019 0

Do You Know Your Genre?

Genre has to do with the content of what you write, not the age level for which you write. For example, I could write a sci-fi murder mystery romance for middle grade, or for YA, or for adults. The age group does not affect my genre (except that I probably won’t add a sex scene in the MG version, obvs).

By jaywhistler June 20, 2019 1

Done With NaNoWriMo? Take a Netflix Study Break

Like many of my friends, you may have just finished NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, which (if you’re not familiar with it) is that glorious time of year when writers purposely impose upon themselves, right at the beginning of the holiday season, an insanely ambitious deadline to write an entire novel of at least…

By jaywhistler December 1, 2018 12

Grammar Rant 11/14/18

Woah, Nelly! That is one major spelling error! It’s a simple error, but one that I see even the most learned of my colleagues make on a regular basis. And I’ve even seen it in books from reputable publishers, which makes me cringe and want to send a tersely worded email to their copy editors.…

By jaywhistler November 14, 2018 2

Grammar Rant 10/18/2018

“Be quiet!” she hissed. “I hate you!” he hissed. “You’re evil!” she hissed. “Stop whispering, Susan,” he hissed in my ear as we hid in the closet from the knife-wielding psycho-killer. Today on my blog, allow me to introduce a weekly feature, “Grammar Rant,” wherein I discuss some of my pet peeves in grammar, things…

By jaywhistler October 18, 2018 2