In which a homeschooler tries to write contemporary YA

"Maybe I'll just set it in a small college and then get my editor to help me change everything to high school details after the manuscript gets accepted." "I think I should Snapchat my sister who is actually in high school and see if that gives me more inspiration." "These problems are pretty universal, right?" … Continue reading In which a homeschooler tries to write contemporary YA

Commonplace Links 11/18

It's been a quiet week for me online. I've been working ahead on some things, and hopefully I'll have some more regular posts up next week. While this is a few days late, here's some great reading to ease the end of your weekend. The Gifts and Benefits of Doubt, Experimental Theology Preaching Grace is Risky … Continue reading Commonplace Links 11/18

Commonplace Links

Have you heard of a "commonplace book"? It's an old idea, and has been most recently resurrected by hipsters bearing Moleskines. Basically, it's a notebook full of  accumulated everyday notes - your shopping list, a quote from the book you're reading, the recipe copied from your mom's cookbook, a sketch from the metro of the … Continue reading Commonplace Links

Hot and Sticky: Studio Apartment, Pinterest, and Paint

Commuting 1.5 hours each way every day for a month has given me new respect for career addicts and long-distance commuters. It's also given me new respect for working moms--how do they find time to be moms, let alone make dinner and do the laundry and dishes and have 20 minutes of downtime before bed? With … Continue reading Hot and Sticky: Studio Apartment, Pinterest, and Paint