Welcome to the Books and Books Alone Issue! Well, the year has come to a close and those of us who did NaNoWriMo are slowly fading back into real life. It's a great time for self-care, so last month, I took it a little easy and put together a list of some of my favorite... Continue Reading →
As someone who's been doing National Novel Writing Month for the past six years, I was excited to the point of fangirling by the opportunity to write for their Camp Nano blog. In true bookworm form, I wrote about books. You can read my blog post here.
I know I haven't been doing a whole lot of content production on my blog lately. It's not a dynamic that really works for me. So, I'm trying another approach: a newsletter. Every month, The Bookworm Is In will talk about topics in books, media, magic and the occult. The first edition will come out... Continue Reading →
Tamora Pierce was one of my favorite authors during my adolescence. Though I haven't read her books in a while, they still hold a special place in my heart and on my shelf. Read about her Immortals series in my new Magus Blog article.
There's nothing that makes me happier than the fiction section of a bookstore. Being able to take care of that section and even stock it? Oh man... read all about it in my new Magus Blog post.
I started researching Tarot for a small scene in a book that has been currently exiled to the drawer. Like many research projects it got (wonderfully) out of hand. I ended up with two decks, an online class, and a great book by Jessa Crispin. You can read my review of her book The Creative... Continue Reading →
Working in a bookstore, especially one specializing in magic, religion, and the occult is a temptation for any writer. As someone working on an urban fantasy novel, it's doubly so. See how I (attempt) to resist temptation in my new Magus Books Blog post.
The idea of querying an agent is a scary one. You're putting yourself out there for the inevitable rejection with the burning hope for acceptance. Agents and publishers can seem like far off dwellers of ivory towers staring down their noses at you, but Manuscript Wishlist brings them closer to Earth. Manuscript Wishlist is a portal linking... Continue Reading →
On Writing is not a typical writing book. For one thing, it isn't an instructional manual, it doesn't give the reader a step by step break down of the process and it only has one, albeit rather interesting, writing exercise prompt. For another thing, it's written by Stephen King. King puts his own stamp on... Continue Reading →