19 Beautiful Things About Kansas City

19 Beautiful Things About Kansas City

You might have heard that last night, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series. If you don’t live in Kansas City, you cannot imagine the pride and exhilaration we’re feeling. My throat is sore from cheering for them! We are all unified in our Royals love, and … Continue Reading →
WTF Should I Do For NaNoWriMo?

WTF Should I Do For NaNoWriMo?

You know how it is when you just finished a big project and you’re trying to figure out what to do next? That’s where I’m at, and I need to decide fast, because NaNoWriMo starts on Sunday! Want to vote? Sure you do! Please don’t … Continue Reading →
A Writer’s List of Superstitions

A Writer’s List of Superstitions

When I was compiling a list of 100 character quirks for my Master Lists for Writers book, I threw a few superstitions in there. I think they’re fascinating, so I put together a list of them to share here. I believe many of these are European … Continue Reading →
Your Arguments Against NaNoWriMo Are Invalid

Your Arguments Against NaNoWriMo Are Invalid

In the month of November, hundreds of thousands of people will participate in National Novel Writing Month, in which they attempt to write fifty thousand words of a novel. And like every year, people will write blog posts and columns about why they hate NaNoWriMo. … Continue Reading →
How to Not Suck At Fiction or Poetry Readings

How to Not Suck At Fiction or Poetry Readings

I think I’m really qualified to talk about this subject, because I’ve given lots of poetry and fiction readings in my life. The college where I got my undergraduate degree had weekly student readings. I gave a couple of readings in grad school, participated in … Continue Reading →