The Bookish Fox

My Story of Stuck

I am not going to lie to you; on Friday, I absolutely did not want to write. I had the kind of dread usually reserved for waiting at the MVA or watching children's television shows when babysitting. It would have been so easy to just blow it off and watch Four Weddings and a Funeral on…

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How I Finished My First Few Books

By the time I graduated from college, I had completed three novels. One was a political fairytale (I live in D.C., okay?); one was a modern retelling of the Arthur myth in high school (this was before Camelot High came out), and one was a modern retelling of the love story of Dante Gabriel Rossetti…

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What I Wish You Knew (Part One)

A surprising question that I hear a lot at parties (besides the D.C.-standard "What do you do?) is what do you wish writers knew? In an effort to answer this question once and for all so I can spend more time eating chocolate cupcakes at parties, I am doing a five-part series on what I…

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Why You Should Write Your Book Now

In graduate school, I met one of the most magical professors. Not only was he a great teacher, but he was a wonderful human. When I took his manuscript class, he was so patient with me as I was nearly in tears as I tackled the challenging of not only translating text from Old English,…

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Self-Care for Writers

Okay, if you have been online for more than five seconds, I am sure you have heard about self-care. I am sure you associate it with taking a break from your office job or parenting (okay, you can stop laughing now). Bubbles baths and scented candles are probably mentioned. I say forget that. Sure, I…

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A Quick Hit of Motivation

Yesterday I was reading the delightful From Twinkle, with Love, and a terrible thought hit me: What if Ms. Menon never wrote this book? The thought broke my heart.  This book was giving me so much joy. I was learning about new female filmmakers and laughing along with Twinkle's mishaps. I adored rooting for her romance and…

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