I Will Not Join Your Facebook Page

I will not join your Facebook page. I will not read your messages. I will not be your biggest fan. I will not like it more than spam. I will not join your Facebook page. I will not join at any stage. Do not invite repeatedly. Do not send them heatedly. Do not get mad...

Holistic writing

I’ve been sick—really sick—these past two weeks. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say I’ve been to three doctors within that time period. Each of them had the same thing to say. “Tests came back normal. It’s probably just...

Rule Breakers

I saw a discussion today about breaking the rules of writing and grammar. I’ll give you a moment to go read that. Now, the thing that a lot of writers don’t understand is that yes, you can break rules once you completely mastered them, but it takes most...

Creating a cover: the process

With all the recent debate over book covers, it’s important for writers to understand how covers are created. (See http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2009/07/23/aint-that-a-shame/ for more information on one debate on covers.) Now, each publisher is different,...

Ode to Reading Rainbow

I’m a bibliophile. I’ll admit it. My dad loves to tell people how I started reading at the age of four, when my older sister sat me down and taught me how to read simple books. When I was in the first grade, I outread my classmates by several hundred...