A Love Letter to 2015-Me and Anyone Struggling to Attain Their Writing/Publishing Goals

Recently, I’ve been pondering what to say to writers I know who are struggling to get an agent, or who have an agent but have not yet gotten that elusive book deal. It’s especially hard to say something that’s honest and encouraging but not condescending or minimizing when talking to a writer who has already … Continue reading A Love Letter to 2015-Me and Anyone Struggling to Attain Their Writing/Publishing Goals

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How “Hooky” Is Your Hook?

During my first semester of graduate school at Vermont College of Fine Arts, I was working on a novel about a very anxious girl beginning her freshman year at a very intense prep school. I really loved this anxious girl, and I really loved her science-obsessed best friend and her kind, stressed-out dad and the … Continue reading How “Hooky” Is Your Hook?