“There’s always sadness in our lives. It’s that sad feeling that keeps us going.”

— Tsukino Usagi

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The 'What Ifs' in our stories are important. Alone, they are not enough. What's the 'What Is' that gives your story urgent life?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

We writers are obsessive creatures. It's in our DNA. But if we obsess with our writing and don't take breaks, we're putting ourselves at risk.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

In the post-modern digital age, we have the tools we need to do the things we've always wanted to do. But why are we rushing to do them now?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Conferences can be intimidating. What can you do to make the most out of your time at the conference? Here are a few tips.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Writer's block sucks. What's the solution? There's a bunch, but more importantly, here's a thought: writer's block is a blessing in disguise.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pimpin' is a lot easier than writing. And the initial stages of this new novel has introduced new challenges and got me thinking: why are there so few strong female leads in sci-fi lit?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Project Anjou's lead protagonist Anjou Ishikawa.

Young Adult Fiction is going to be here for a long time. The genre has been a riveting source for literature, and has lent itself across other media platforms. From movie series to interactive visual novel video games, the trials, aches, loves, and adv...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Writing The Recital has been a deeply personal experience. Since I started taking it seriously in the summer of 2014, I've excavated my personal history, harvested ideas from delicate experiences, borrowed perspectives, and cultured a strong sense of responsibility. I've put a lot of hype behind thi...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

I'm still reeling from seeing the story I've been penning for three years printed in a paperback. I don't know that I've experienced anything more gratifying as an artist. I've completed so many works before, but this one is different. 

The Recital is the first novel I'm publishing. It tells the stor...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How did I get here?

Someone read The Recital, in its entirety, and the rewarding feeling I felt when I got my edits back from Kate is like nothing I've felt before. She recognizes the promise it has, and I can't wait to get started on the revisions. I wrote a first draft, rewrote the draft before sen...

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