Category: Writing

Rise and Shine with the 7am Novelist

We’re over halfway through the 7am Novelist’s 50-day writing challenge, which means we should all be halfway through our books! I’m kidding, of course. If you’re like me, you’re still on the dark side of the mountain, waiting to reach…

Waking Up with the 7am Novelist

I’m not normally a morning person, but Michelle Hoover’s free webinar series and podcast, The 7am Novelist, just might convert me. Every morning at 7am, for 50 days, Hoover inspires us to get writing by discussing novel writing craft with…

Neema Avashia—Untangling Another Appalachia

Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place, is Neema Avashia’s poignant debut essay collection that brings us from growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants in West Virginia, to becoming a queer writer, teacher, and education…

Smell Writes the Novel, A Meander 

Everybody has a trick for entering their writing. They light candles, turn on Mozart, twirl three times counterclockwise.  Me, I cook. This is new. And it isn’t the cooking, really, it’s the smell. Seems I need the simmering of onions…