Category: Writing

We Were Born for This

This week, the governor of Michigan (where I live) issued a stay-at-home order until April 13th. Sure, I’m an introvert (do you know any writers who aren’t?). But it’s difficult to reconcile this governmental order with the choice to work from home. In this post that I wrote for, I talk about ways that…

By jaywhistler March 26, 2020 Off

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 Off

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 Off