Website Launch

Today, RathallaReview.org – the website for Rosemont College’s literary magazine – launched, hosting a number of interesting resources for writers and those interested in submitting their work.  According to our website, Rathalla Review is a non-profit literary magazine that publishes fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and art. Our mission is to develop a community of writers,Continue reading “Website Launch”

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Update: Job Change

Hello friends, just sending you an update on what I’ve been up to lately.  I have something pretty cool in the works. Starting today, I am officially a student in Rosemont College’s MA in Publishing program, where I’m studying on the marketing & sales track.  Rosemont’s program has something of a focus in young adult andContinue reading “Update: Job Change”

Painfully Honest Critiques

Generally, I do not take criticism well.  It’s just something about being told I’m wrong that rubs against my grain, especially something I’ve been trained to do or something I’ve done out of habit for a long time. The one exception to this is criticism of my writing during workshopping.  I handle criticism pretty wellContinue reading “Painfully Honest Critiques”

[Guest Post] Writing Utter Crap

We writers tend to tie ourselves up in knots. We know that the first draft doesn’t need to be perfect, but we still manage to act like it does. We have a hard time giving ourselves permission to write utter crap. We forget how freeing it is to not be perfect. An icon I foundContinue reading “[Guest Post] Writing Utter Crap”

[Guest Post] Eradicating Excuses and Silencing the Inner Critic

I hear a lot of excuses for not participating in National Novel Writing Month, more commonly known as NaNoWriMo. That sounds like something a tired novelist says at the end of a month-long, novel-writing marathon: “Naaah, no wri’ mo’…” just before conking out over the keyboard. The only valid excuses, really, are “I have noContinue reading “[Guest Post] Eradicating Excuses and Silencing the Inner Critic”