A Writer’s Journals

I got my favorite journal in Venice when I was seventeen. Had we known that the pretty, Italian leather journals and customizable wax stamps were a staple in all the large Italian cities (an obvious tourist trap), maybe we wouldn’t have stopped in that Venetian shop. But it was our family’s first time abroad, and … Continue reading A Writer’s Journals

Loving-Kindness and Writing Teenage Characters

Back in 2014, I had the chance to attend Leaky Con in Orlando. It was an all-around great time, but the absolute highlight was a panel called “I Was A Teenage Writer.” One of my Leaky Con 2014 treasures. From what I understand, “I Was A Teenage Writer” is a recurring event in these conventions. … Continue reading Loving-Kindness and Writing Teenage Characters