In answer to the basic question, "How did you get into writing?" Michelle Tran wrote:Locked in a bedroom of white walls with a tiny brown-spotted dog standing guard beside me, I surrounded myself with library books that smelled oddly of unwashed jeans, adventures, and dreams. Page after page I turned, fighting to drown out the … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Michelle Tran
Today, we are beginning what I hope will become a new bimonthly or tri-monthly feature on The Sunflower's Scribbles: guest posts and interviews with writers, authors, passionate readers, editors...To inaugurate this, I interviewed Krystal Jane, a prolific fantasy/supernatural writer from Tennessee. She is a frequent commenter here and blogs about writing at The Narcissistic Rose. … Continue reading An Interview With Krystal Jane!
2014 NaNoWriMo Winner's Shirt!2014 was quite an exciting year, writing-wise.I finished draft four of The Keegans of Banner's Edge and began querying it, thereby receiving my first rejection letters. But still, I finished a book, queried it, and the rejections weren't that terrible, so better luck next time!Some of my blogging buddies and I formed … Continue reading A Year in Blog: 2014
Y'all, I have finally reached the end of part two of my book. From here, I expect true smooth sailing because the rest of it is mostly reshuffling/ editing what I already have written in draft three. Part Two was daunting to write; it's a largely transitional part of the book and I gave up … Continue reading End of Part Two
I feel like I invented a new term the other day in an email--"workshop-itis."Defined as: what happens to a budding writer when one is continually in workshop-focused writing classes and one does not react, um, well to such settings.Let me see if I can explain what a writing workshop is like for those who don't … Continue reading Workshop-itis