Word Inspiration: John Green’s Paper Towns

“Maybe this time she wanted to be found, and to be found by me. Maybe—just as she had chosen me on the longest night, she had chosen me again. And maybe untold riches awaited he who found her.  I keep trying to read Paper Towns with the intent to study the way John Green writes and how…

Blog-O-Vision: The Beginning – Your Voice is Cracking

Had to repost this. I think this post makes a FANTASTIC point that while it’s good to study the greats, it’s even better to write with your own voice.  Why is JK Rowling so great? Because she has a unique voice. Agents, publishers, readers don’t want ANOTHER JK Rowling. They already have one. And unfortunately,…

Plotting Away

Take a break. After you finish your story. In-between drafts. Take a month or more to let your creative juices regenerate. Have you heard this? I have…and I hated it whenever I heard it. But alas…it is true. The benefits? Well for one, you forget your story, and when you do come back to work…