• Medium,  Writing

    How to Find Your Voice

    We all fall in love with the voice of our favorite authors, but how do you find your own? What is it that separates good writers from mediocre ones? How does one make themself stand out in the midst of…

  • Book Planning,  Medium,  Writing

    Why I Don’t Like NaNoWriMo

    Don’t come after me, it just doesn’t work for everyone. If you’re like me, you probably start hearing buzz from your writing community about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) every year starting in September and October. I have countless friends…

  • Medium,  Poetry

    So You Want to Be a Poet

    You can do it! But maybe do these things first… So you want to be a poet. You have decided that you’re going to become the next great Instagram poet and land a lucrative book deal. You want to bring…

  • Medium,  Poetry,  Writing

    What Makes a Good Poem?

    When you think of poetry, your mind might go to the classics. Perhaps to Homer’s The Odyssey or to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales — both epic stories told in meter and reflected in the tropes of modern storytelling still used today. Or maybe when you…

  • Writing

    Finding the Time to Write (or Not Write)

    Something interesting that I have found about writing is how much I learn about it when I’m not writing.  It may sound counter-intuitive, but I almost always find this to be the case. Over the summer I was writing nonstop. …

  • Life,  Writing

    Finding Your Writing Tribe

    It’s always amazing to me how spending time with other writers, and learning more about writing, can leave me so incredibly invigorated.  This past weekend, I, along with some of the other borrowed solace editors, attended the Pikes Peak Writer’s Conference (PPWC). …