Quirky Writer Habits

This month I've taken on the ridiculous challenge of NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don't know what that means, it stands for National Novel Writing Month (http://www.nanowrimo.org). I've known about this idea for a few years now, and have even known people who have attempted to do it. It's basically a commitment a writer… Continue reading Quirky Writer Habits

Book Report: Beautiful Ruins

I read a lot. Between reading manuscripts in the Acquisitions Department of Ooligan Press, reading submissions as an editorial intern at Tin House, and reading books on the bus each day, I consume a lot of stories. Because of this, I thought it appropriate that I start talking about all these books. To start, I… Continue reading Book Report: Beautiful Ruins

Writing About Place

I grew up in Yakima, a small town in Central Washington that I was convinced I was bigger than. When I first left for college in Seattle, I didn't like returning home, even for a short visit. But as I continued to write, in college workshops or on my own, I found Yakima (or some… Continue reading Writing About Place