What is it about our favorite stories that speak to us? Why do we fall in love with certain characters and forget others? What is it that makes a good book a good book?

Learning the craft of writing is so much more than the technical bits like grammar and learning how to outline. It’s celebrating the art of stories and investigating the work of great writers who have been there and done that.

As a writer, naturally I best process what I learn through writing about it, and I share what I’ve been learning about the craft of writing so you don’t have to figure it all out from scratch like I did. So grab some tea and a cozy blanket and let’s chat books and writing!

Below are some of my top posts in this category:

8 Reasons why Luna Lovegood is the best Harry Potter character

Why you need to suck it up and call yourself a writer

3 tips for sticking with your writing

On writing my first book

When writing sucks: How to deal with burnout

Breaking it off: When to shelf your WIP

Sticking it out: When to stay with your WIP

Thinking of NaNoWriMo? The truth about writing a novel in a month