Book Review: Cuckoo Song

Today's book: Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge Let's get straight to the point: This book has uprooted The Great Gatsby as my all-time favorite book. I am not exaggerating. Which is odd, because I usually don't react that much to books. I worry that I'm being too generous with my praise, but when I like … Continue reading Book Review: Cuckoo Song

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Procrastination, Distraction, and Interruptions: A Writer’s Worst Enemies

I am a procrastinator. I'm not even going to bother denying it. In fact, I'm sure that pretty much everyone in the world has procrastinated on at least something in their lives. Playing video games instead of finishing up that paper for English class? Procrastinating. Your boss wants this paperwork done by tomorrow, but you're … Continue reading Procrastination, Distraction, and Interruptions: A Writer’s Worst Enemies

First Draft Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Here's something all writers are familiar with. Other artists too, now that I think of it. When you look at the title, what do you think? First Draft Syndrome (FDS) is now an official medical diagnosis, because I say it is! Reading an affected First Draft can cause the following symptoms: In the writer Feelings … Continue reading First Draft Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments