4 Tips to Help You Overcome the Crippling Terror of the Blank Page // an article

I didn’t take any of my own advice while writing this article. In fact, I spent approximately two hours in a session of agony and distraught hair-pulling before I realized I was doing the very thing my subject matter was meant to help me NOT do. Hypocrisy, thy name is Sarah. Don’t be like me. [...]

How to Explain Your Story’s Premise Without Getting Tongue-Tied // an article for the not-so-nimble of speech

How to Explain Your Story’s Premise Without Getting Tongue-Tied // an article for the not-so-nimble of speech

I'm dedicating this article to Robin Barnes, who I only met twice in my life and seemed like a lovely person. She did, however, traumatize me as a fifteen year old when she asked what my book was about, and I, standing directly in the middle of my Christian homeschool co-op, panicked and blurted, "A [...]

A Cup of Chaos // life updates + library stories + a cursed banana

A Cup of Chaos // life updates + library stories + a cursed banana

Hello, my friends! My presence hasn't cursed your Thursday in several weeks! The reason for this absence is fairly simple: I've been slowly crushed beneath the inexorable weight of the universe and the relentless pressure of deadlines busy. Apart from taking on some new projects and plowing through the old ones, my library job invaded [...]

Consorting With Wild Youth// how sarah became friends with the local delinquents

Consorting With Wild Youth// how sarah became friends with the local delinquents

As a general rule, homeschoolers are good kids. (I say this with trepidation, waiting for the comments telling me I'm wrong because their brother's best friend's cousin's homeschooled neighbor became a serial killer.) But as a general rule, homeschoolers don't leave a path of destruction in their wake. They're more prone to correcting your Silmarillion [...]

Single Line Story Challenge // flash-fiction + chaos + a broken printer

Single Line Story Challenge // flash-fiction + chaos + a broken printer

Good morning, minions! Featured on today's smorgasbord of randomness is an assorted selection of PRETTY WORDS!!! Hannah Gaudette extended an invitation to participate in the single-line story challenge, which is, in essence, a glorified flash fiction dump. Flash fiction is fun. Thus, here I am. The idea is to choose 5 out of 13 genres [...]