12 Ways to Decrease Anxiety

Anxiety is the enemy of writers everywhere. Think about all the times you’ve procrastinated for fear of sitting in front of a blank page or Word document for half an hour, unable to put down even a single word. Yeah, I’ve been there, too. With problems like social anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and the occasional psychoticContinue reading “12 Ways to Decrease Anxiety”

Five Reasons Why You Should Read the Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr

Published: 2007, HarperTeen (HarperCollins Publishers) Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Edition: First paperback edition, 2008 This review is spoiler free! First Book Summary: Aislinn has always been able to see faeries. Their power and cruelty frighten her, so she has followed three rules to avoid being noticed by them: don’t stare, don’t speak toContinue reading “Five Reasons Why You Should Read the Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr”

Meacham – A Writer’s Conference

October 26, 2019 Today I attended my first writing seminar outside of the confines of a college course. This particular nonfiction seminar was a part of Meacham Writers’ Workshop, a conference held in the spring and fall at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. My mental preparation slipped away from me as the day ofContinue reading “Meacham – A Writer’s Conference”

10 Tips for Surviving Workshops

So it’s workshop day. You’re sitting in a room with a few other people who have read your work. You have their works buzzing around in your head. You have feedback prepped, but that’s not what you’re thinking about. You’re waiting for it to be your turn. You’ll read a small bit of your workContinue reading “10 Tips for Surviving Workshops”

About Mindful Writing

Tell me if this sounds familiar: The cursor is blinking on your empty Word document. Or maybe the pencil is hovering above the blank page of a notebook. Maybe the pen is lingering over a scrap of a napkin or a receipt. You’ve almost caught the idea, but it’s dancing out of your reach andContinue reading “About Mindful Writing”