Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You: What is your writing kryptonite?

I’d say my writing kryptonite is my own self-confidence, or rather, lack-thereof. I have difficulty with believing in myself for a number of reasons, none of which are pleasant. When I start doubting myself, I stop writing. I suppose it’s because writing is such a lonely thing. When even you start doubting yourself, it’s like… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What is your writing kryptonite?

Book Reviews

Review: Release by Patrick Ness

“A startling and tender novel about how to let yourself love and set yourself free by Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls. Today will change Adam Thorn's life. Between his religious family, unpleasant boss and his ex-boyfriend, the bindings of his world are coming undone. And way across town, a… Continue reading Review: Release by Patrick Ness

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Getting to Know You: What would you give up if it would make you a better writer?

Wow. What a question… Well, if it was a done deal, a guarantee that if I did this, I’d become a better writer…I would give up coffee. Yes, coffee. And for those who know me, you know this is a big sacrifice. I love my coffee. I drink it every day (fair-trade, of course). I… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What would you give up if it would make you a better writer?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Jinx by Meg Cabot

It wasn't just the power failure the night Jean Honeychurch was born that earned her the nickname Jinx: misfortune seems to follow her wherever she goes. Which is why she's been shipped off to New York to stay with relatives - including her sophisticated cousin Tory - until the trouble she's caused back in her… Continue reading Book Review: Jinx by Meg Cabot

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Getting to Know You: What do you do when inspiration runs dry?

I guess it depends on why inspiration has run dry. If it's inspiration on one project, I might move on to something else instead. If it's inspiration for writing in general, that's a different story. A friend of mine once told me that she goes on "creativity dates" to places like museums, or to concerts.… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What do you do when inspiration runs dry?