It’s been a while since this has been updated. So.
I am a writer, bookseller, freelance editor, and runaway graduate student with an eye for story structure and a passion for diverse books. My reading taste runs the gamut, but I’m particularly fond of YA and Middle Grade (contemporary, fantasy, all of it), and adult sci-fi and fantasy–plus I’m a complete sucker for anything with a good queer romance.
I have 10 years of experience as a writer, 6 years of experience in formal critique settings, and almost 3 years as a blogger, in addition to 2 years of classroom experience as a TA for undergraduate literature classes. I’m in the last stages of an MA in literature (thesis pending, but coursework is finished), and I currently hold a BA in English, and a BS in mathematics with a comp sci minor.
About the Blog
This is a blog devoted to the craft of fiction. Most of the articles on this site are geared towards identifying common writing problems, examining why these things don’t work, and presenting possible solutions or tips for prevention. The content covers a wide range of topics, including plotting, character development, and some of the finer points like writing mechanics. I also tend to bring in a focus on queer and feminist issues in fiction and the importance of representation.
New posts on Fridays!