One night last year, I was at a bar with a friend who ran into an old classmate of theirs and the two of them were talking for quite some time. As I twiddled my thumbs, I noticed that the stranger beside me was writing in a notebook while deep in thought. He had charts,…
As Susan Bell put it, “editing is math and editing is also jazz” (2007). CPE credentials can ensure the math aspect of editing, but not the jazz. I would be so bold as to say that those I interviewed would agree.
Every poem I read hit me hard. I felt winded, like I couldn’t speak or breathe. She had dug her way into my history—my hurt and wounds and traumas—and put a megaphone against my heart, writing down what came out in beautiful, simple and wonder-woman-powerful poetry.
IT by Stephen King was the first “proper” horror novel I ever read...This book left me starry-eyed about Stephen King.
Before I had even gotten the words on the page, I was worrying about if I needed to seriously consider having a pen name to avoid condemnation from my future readers that would know me personally. I knew that I needed to write. I knew I needed to get angry.