Writing is a crazy thing. It’s exhilarating and at the same time spectacularly good at jabbing fingers into the open wounds of your inadequacy. Why can’t I write like that? Sell books like that? Have people weep over my words like that? Why indeed? Let’s say you’ve written something that even friends say is crap. […]

By Elle Boca, author of the Miami urban fantasy Weeia Series   Amy McKnight, new superhuman, is just right for the job of superhero. She doesn’t want it. Someone who wants it might be tempted to do bad things with so much power. It’s been a dangerous and scary journey during which she has been […]

Writers are always trying to make their novels better. BORING! Why make it better when you can make something so bad it’s good? Stop spending all those hours mulling over word choice, stop reading how-to books, stop sending your work to beta readers and editors and all that time-wasting bull crap. Don’t work harder, work […]

There are tons of writing books out there and they all promise to fix, improve, enlighten, and empower you to write better, faster, more seriously, funnier, scarier, wilder. Whatever you want to do, there’s a book out there to teach you how to do it. I know because I’ve read most of them. Don’t believe […]

A few years ago, my friend Kat said, “Jen, you have to read this book. You’ll love it.” She was right. That book was Skinkwalker by Faith Hunter. Now she’s 7 books into the series and her Kick Ass Woman character Jane Yellowrock is still as awesome as ever. Let me say first, if you […]