YAs with Strong Male Protagonists

My current WIP is Muse, originally a dual-voice YA, but now a single voice starring a male protagonist. ::GULP:: My previous first-person works all star females, and though there are boys in them, I have yet to dig too deep into the mind of a seventeen-year-old boy....

Words in the Wind

As I mentioned Saturday, I came to the retreat thinking I could write a full first draft. But like Beaker (if you haven’t watched the video above, DO IT NOW!), I couldn’t get the voices out of my head that said that what I was writing was meandering, or...

Getting Lost in SW France, and Other Lessons So Far

Bonjour a touts! I’ve been at La Muse for about two weeks now, and I’ve had quite the adventure thus far! My fellow Musers are wonderful, and last weekend we all walked to the next town over to eat at Sire de Cabaret. Lunch was delicious (confit au canard avec pomme...

Bonjour, France!

Bonjour, bloggery readers! If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I’ve accepted a writer’s residency in Southern France! I will be going on barter to La Muse, a writer’s residency about half an hour from Carcassonne, the last untouched...

The Battle of the (Imaginary) Bands is ON!

The bands are imaginary, but the battle is real! Sarah LaPolla and I challenged Carrie Harris and Natalie Whipple of The Preliminary Merpires to a Battle of the Imaginary Bands — music video style. I proudly share with you, Oh, the Humanities! first music video:...

Things Are Happenin’!

Dear Bloggery Readers, As some of you may have heard, after four years, I’ve decided to leave Curtis Brown to pursue new opportunities. It’s been sad to leave, but I’m excited to see what’s next! (Yes, that means I’m writing this from my...

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