There are all sorts of articles online that detail the benefits of having a critique partner and the types of feedback to offer them. They speak the truth—well, many of them, at least… I don’t know what you read—it is wonderful to get feedback about your WIP. Your CP’s critiques help you revise your story … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Have a CP (Beyond Manuscript Critiques)
I just learned a fun new etymology that I wanted to share. The word villain actually comes from the Latin villānus, which simply meant someone who lives on a farm or country estate (like the word villa). So how did it come to be the word villain as we understand it with its modern meaning … Continue reading The Etymology of Villain
So, it’s official: The semester is finished! (*cue confetti canon*) Over the coming weeks, I plan to do some serious catching up on my reading and writing. The end of the semester is always stressful, and while I have always managed to get all my work done eventually, I let my writing fall by the … Continue reading Writing as Self-Care
So, this week is my university’s spring vacation, and I decided to make the 17-hour drive back to Massachusetts for break. I was worried that because I wasn’t at my apartment with campus and all of its impending responsibilities looming a few miles away, I wouldn’t be nearly as productive. But I’m on day two … Continue reading A Change of Scenery
Write a story where two characters miss the bus. For one, it's the start of the best day ever. For the other, it's the worst thing that could have happened.