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The Traditional Publishing Path: a Midwest Writer’s Workshop agented author shares her wisdom, from how to find a literary agent to what to expect while you’re out on submission


With NaNoWriMo coming to a close, you might be wondering what the next steps are. Here is a handy list you can use to figure out how to query literary agents…

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What I Wish I Knew After My MFA Ended


I’m re-blogging this wisdom list as a reaction to the commenter who called it “atrocious advice,” whom I would redirect to Sara Finnerty’s point #2. xo …

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How women can have heart attacks without having any blocked arteries


Don’t be afraid, but be aware. …

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Got My MFA. Now What?


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For my Just Write buddies and fellow MFA grads who are asking, “What now?” and “How do I keep writing in the absence of deadlines?”…

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Writing Is Fun!


Today, while sculpting chapter intros for my thesis I got to use a really fun building material. It’s like the day your mom would drop you off at kindergarten, you’d…

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