Keeping the Faith Fridays: Spotlight ME!

For the final installment of Keeping the Faith Fridays, I’m turning the lens on myself. Why? Because it’s good for me to write and reflect on how I’m doing this thing–see what’s working, what’s not, what could be better. Basically, this entire series has been an excuse to ask my smart writer-friends their best practices so I can steal them for myself. Mission accomplished! (For me at least!) Hope you’ve enjoyed as well. And now, to quote George Washington in Hamilton: One la-AAAST tii-iiime!

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Series: Keeping the Faith Fridays, Spotlight Andrea Wetherald

Welcome back to the third round of Keeping the Faith Fridays. Today we spotlight my dear friend, the HILARIOUS comedy writer Andrea Wetherald. Girlfriend wears a lot of hats–entrepreneur, social worker, improviser, sketch writer, etc. just to name a few. This lady knows how to go ALL OUT in pursuit of a goal, and her kindness and sense of humor are things of wonder! Follow along with her adventures on Twitter and her website. Without further ado. . .

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Series: Keeping the Faith Fridays, Spotlight Jess Merrill

Welcome back to the second installment of “Keeping the Faith Fridays.” This series aims to shine a spotlight on some writer friends of mine who’ve yet to hit it “big” (whatever that means), yet are plugging away, working in all different genres and keeping the faith. ‘Cuz we all gotta keep that candle burnin’!

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New Series: Keeping the Faith Fridays, Spotlight Kayla Berkey

Since I’ve been writing seriously, I’ve been lucky enough to collect a few like-minded friends who are in this thing with me. We’re all at different places in terms of how long we’ve been writing, what we write, agented/unagented, etc. None of us have a book on the shelves or advances in our bank accounts. Yet we’re keeping the faith: steadily plugging away at our work and learning and growing along the way. Hence the title of this series, in which I introduce you to some of my favorite people and writers who haven’t (yet!) achieved glory but are all doing the work. I’m inspired by these ladies and thought you might be, too.

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Feed Your Creativity: Five Things I’m Loving

I once read an interview with a woman who said that for the first six months of the year, she reads; for the second six months, she writes. That stuck with me. Perhaps a small part of me felt relieved that published authors don’t shrivel up and float away into oblivion if they don’t make their 1,000 word count every. single. day. of. the. year–it’s okay to write by season. Still; six months reading and six months writing is regimented enough. On that schedule, it’s pretty darn possible to churn out a novel a year (if you’re into that sort of thing).

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Book Review: PREP

You know how there are those books you see for years and think about reading, not quite sure what you’d be in for if you were to pick them up? Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld was one of those for me.

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