A Letter to One of My Characters: Jake Smith

Dear Jake Smith, Congrats, dude, you’ve made it three novels with me, and I’ve got a fourth one in the works. I’ve fallen helplessly in love with you, your life, and your story. It’s hard not to. Especially when we’ve weathered so much together. But let’s cut the applause and...

Curiosity & Not Knowing

Curiosity and a love for learning are really important traits for a writer to have. I’ve always been critical and cautious, prone to examine and research before diving into a new experience. As I’ve grown up, especially during my college years, I’ve tried to step outside of my perspective and...

Maggie, Why Do All Your Novels Deal with Sexual Assault?

A question you’re probably going to ask: Maggie, why do all your novels deal with sexual assault? It’s true, Breaking Orbit, Teagan & Jake, and Oceans Away all grapple with sexual assault in some way. Breaking Orbit features several sexual assault survivors, and takes a more direct look at a...

Maggie Stiefvater’s Rules for Living

This summer, I finally jumped on the Maggie Stiefvater bandwagon. It’s a great bandwagon to be on, by the way. Her writing and her YA urban fantasy novels are FANTASTIC. It’s worth your time to immerse yourself in the worlds she creates within the confines of our everyday world. But...

First Drafts Are Like Puppies

The first draft of anything is shit. –Ernest Hemingway I was chatting with some of my writer friends today, and one of them was lamenting how the first draft of her new WIP seems to be stalling out. Mind you, this writer friend is a revision queen who’s worked for...
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We all have skeletons in the closet and ghosts of projects past.

We all have skeletons in the closet and ghosts of projects past.

This website was born during my college years, and thus is haunted by ghosts of projects past. I've burned sage and cleared out the unwelcomed guests. I've also made a home for favored past projects over at Old Things.
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