SCBWI Presentation From Hardcore Panster to Chapter-Outline Plotter So, this follows my evolution from a seriously pantser (discovery writer) to a beat-sheet lovin', chapter-outline plotter. First, let, me clarify that I don't believe this is the best way to plot. There is no such thing. All writers must find their own way, and this is … Continue reading Monster Plotting Using Frankenstein Beat Sheets
I got my first edit letter a little over a month ago and… It was actually not as devastating as I expected it to be. Really. It was like getting a crazy-long to-do list disguised as a love letter. Or a love letter disguised as a to-do list? All I know is that it was … Continue reading My Very First Official Edit Letter
It’s that time of year again, aren’t you excited? Team oMG is! Before we dive into our wishlist *rubs hands together* we’d like to tell you a little about ourselves, and why we can’t wait to pay it forward, and help a fellow writer out. So, I’m Cass *wave* and this is, oh, possibly my … Continue reading #PitchWars 2017, Mentor Wishlist!!!
I couldn't help it. I made a mood board for MY PAPER ROUTE AND OTHER DEADLY THINGS.
(Warning: This post is not brief and truncated.) I was probably twelve when I realized that I could become a writer someday. Having escaped the horrors of middle-school through stacks and stacks of library books, it finally dawned on me that I too could create stories that would soothe, inspire, and imaginate (yes, I made … Continue reading My Writing Story: A Brief and Truncated History
Note: This is a column from YEARS ago, but it's one of my favorites. I thought it would make a great first post on the blog. Plus, if I don't update it for awhile, you can at least enjoy my personal humiliation over and over and over. There are some things you can never take back. … Continue reading What Medusa and My Naked Body Have in Common
This here's my brand spankin' new website! Take a click around, and come back soon for updates.