The Remade Scene I Didn’t Know I Wanted

I was shown this via an email newsletter from Nerdist. I am happy that I was shown it. I am a big Star Wars fan. I love it. There’s a lot to love; there’s also a lot to hate. On the side of love, the duel in the Phantom Menace (episode 1 and part of …

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Why Did I Let Myself Stop?

I’ve been asking myself this question quite a bit of late: why have I let myself stop writing? It seems like a simple question, and it sounds exactly like one I feel like I’ve already answered— you know—with reasons like family trauma, work, and other things that keep me busy. But no matter how many …

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Guest Post: Creating a Vibrant Character Your Readers Will Love

Creating a Vibrant Character Your Readers Will Love by Rachel L. Smith As a novelist and writer, I am always hoping for a reader to come back to me and say, “Wow, your character jumped right off the pages. I feel like I know them so well. I love them.” More often than not, readers …

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Lacking

I am full of grand ideas. They aren’t necessarily “grand” in quality, rather they are “grand” in that usually it means I would be biting off more than I can chew. (Given the way I eat, one would think that very tough to accomplish.) This week, another came to me. But it’s one that I …

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