• Author Life,  Medium

    Should You Use a Pen Name?

    The answer is yes, and also no Up until I met my writing friend, Nicole, the thought of using a pen name literally never crossed my mind. I like my actual name and don’t plan on writing anything scandalous during…

  • Medium,  Writing

    Writing Emotional Scenes

    Emotions are hard to experience, much less convey in your writing. One of the hardest things we face as writers is conveying emotion. Using words to make someone feel — better yet, to make a reader understand your characters — is tricky. I’ve mentioned…

  • The Book

    Diving Into the Writing Process

    I have been immersed in the writing process for the last few weeks.  Not only have I been focusing on the process to take for writing my book, but also on the process for writing effective essays in my summer…