What I Learned Interning at the Midwest Writers Workshop

This year for the second time, I interned at the Midwest Writers Workshop as an assistant to literary agent Bridget Smith. It was an amazing weekend. I met really cool people, I got to see some great friends that I’d made last year, I met the guy at Midwest that looked like John Green (seriously),Continue reading “What I Learned Interning at the Midwest Writers Workshop”

Sarah Reads: “Don’t Think About That”

This past year, I’ve participated in a lot of readings with other writers, mainly my fellow Ball State students. I discovered that I really love getting up in front of a crowd and reading my work and, even better, that I’m not half bad at it. So here’s my new feature for the blog: SarahContinue reading “Sarah Reads: “Don’t Think About That””

Last Year, I Lost Faith in NaNoWriMo. This Year, I’m Getting it Back

Last year was my seventh time participating in National Novel Writing Month, the mad, worldwide dash to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Last year was also my second time not completing NaNoWriMo. When mentioning that I was doing NaNo for the seventh time, I kept getting similar questions and comments that all boiled downContinue reading “Last Year, I Lost Faith in NaNoWriMo. This Year, I’m Getting it Back”


It has taken me a week to figure out how to blog about the Midwest Writers Workshop. I just didn’t know where to start. Do I talk about my awesome fellow interns/ninjas/redshirts? Or a few of the really awesome people who put it together? Or the visiting literary agents and faculty, with a clear biasContinue reading “#mww13”

Short Story Month

Now that school is over and I’m getting used to my new job, I can dive back into blogging and writing. Maybe you’ve been in a bit of a rut, too. What better to get us all back on the writing wagon than a month-long writing challenge? You know about NaNoWriMo, right? 50,000 words inContinue reading “Short Story Month”