Rewarding Yourself

The writing process can get really stressful at times. Trust me, I know. Especially as a young writer, it can be hard to believe you can actually accomplish something. Don't ever believe that! My editor, Chelsea Fuchs, taught me the power of rewarding yourself. It can be challenging to set goals when you don't feel…

Outlining Your Book (and why I wish I did it)

There are two types of writers: outliners and pantsers. I'm going to share my outlining process. First, let me clarify what a pantser is. Someone explained to me that a pantser is someone who "writes by the seat of their pants." A pantser writes without an end goal to their story in mind. Their story…

Five Feet Apart review

"So, after all that CF has stolen from me-from us-I'm stealing something back."-Five Feet Apart Yesterday I finished reading Five Feet Apart. A New York Times bestseller. Written by Rachael Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. In the story, two teenagers, Stella Grant and Will Newman, both have Cystic Fibrosis. They meet and fall…

Where Finding Doom Came From

Authors are often asked this very simple question: Where do you get your ideas? I myself have asked this question before. But I've come to learn, through others and through experience, that the ideas used for stories are much simpler than people think. A story idea could come from anything, from something you see, hear,…