The Bookish Fox

A Special Invitation

What: A virtual writing retreat! You will have time to write your book and ask me any questions you have. Writer's block doesn't have a chance. I might even give you a few pop culture recommendations if we have time. Who: You (a writer) and me (a writing coach whose clients have been in talks with Netflix and…

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How I Got My Book Idea

Whenever I go to an author talk, someone in the audience inevitably asks, "How did you get your idea for your book?" Well, I don't claim to be cool as Neil Gaiman or Tamora Pierce, but I am going to answer that question anyway. I was walking along a beach in the Hamptons (I understand…

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Special Announcement

As all of you may or may not know, I am writing my own book. If you want to watch my video journey through the process (or watch me analyze pop culture for writing lessons), go to my Facebook page for Facebook lives! I am calling my show Fox on Pop. I am going to…

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How Editors Read for Fun

The other day, I was Voxing with one of my clients, and she asked me how I read for fun as an editor. It isn't easy. When I am reading a book, even from a traditional publisher, it is hard for me to not notice errors. This is especially true while I am copyediting a book.…

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On Typos and Toothpaste

When I was in college, I applied for the Marshall Fellowship (this relates to writing, I promise). I wanted to study the depictions of Diana, the goddess of the moon, in Scottish literature, so of course I had to go to Edinburgh (the fact that it was the birthplace of Harry Potter was definitely a…

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A Writer’s Gratitude List

Since American Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I thought I would share my writer's gratitude list with you. 1. Books. They formed me as a writer and a person. 2. Coffee. 3. Computers. 4. Microsoft Word. 5. Editors. 6. Journals. 7. R.S.V.P. pens. 8. Libraries. 9. Independent bookstores. 10. YOU! Thank you so much…

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How Books Are Time Machines

When I was in Japan, staring out the window of a bullet train as Miyazaki-esque houses flew by, I listened to "The Passenger" by Iggy Pop on repeat. I am not sure why I chose that song to listen to obsessively. Maybe because the title was on the nose. Maybe because I love rock. Maybe because…

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