Month: December 2014

Books That Rewired Me

In what I’m sure is a great surprise to you all, my friends and I frequently talk about books. I’m not actually sure I know how to be friends with people who don’t like books. I have made entire friendships…

The Art of the Title

So, lately I’ve been struggling with coming up with titles for my novels. I’ve been letting them go by one-word working titles that say “hey, this is the thing this is about” (Mars and witches, respectively), but sooner or later,…

Writing Journal #9

Last week, I finished my first read-through of Mars since I finished the first draft. Rather than editing right away, I used google docs’ ‘suggestion mode’ to make smaller changes, so that I can accept or reject them later, and…

Writing by Travel

Perhaps the other day, you recall that I mentioned that I did not find being in New York a particularly inspiring experience, at least not from a writing point-of-view. That’s not to say that I didn’t have a surprising amount…

New York for Writers

Another week of radio silence from me? Shameful, I know. But I spent the last few days (at time of writing) visiting New York City, and a couple days before that getting ready (see also: pretending to pack, trying to…