I Was Embarrassed That I Was Writing A Novel

At first I didn’t tell anyone I was writing a novel. I was super embarrassed about it. Now, I’m like, “Ef you embarrassment!” and I punch my embarrassment in the face and now everyone knows I’m doing writing things. Actually, telling people has only boosted my confidence and I’ve gained so many writing friends who … More I Was Embarrassed That I Was Writing A Novel

Make Your Novel More Compelling by Using Emotion

Every event in your novel is just the news unless your main character has an opinion on it. A volcano erupts and kills everyone in town… Okay. Your main character’s beloved daughter was in the town when it erupted… Super Sad! Your main character had taken out life insurance on his daughter right before she … More Make Your Novel More Compelling by Using Emotion

13 Sure-Fire Ways to Avoid Bees (or lessons from a 6 year old who got stung 27 times)

When I was 8, I pushed my thumb into a dead bumblebee’s butt-dagger. It hurt like bloody hell, but I didn’t shed a tear. Under their cute, fuzzy, “we’re nicer than wasps” PR BS, bees are¬†horrible, soulless insects¬†filled with pain poison, ready to drain it into anyone that crosses their path. In India, they even … More 13 Sure-Fire Ways to Avoid Bees (or lessons from a 6 year old who got stung 27 times)