Tell your story.
The Goosebumps author has sold millions of kids’ horror novels. Adults who grew up on the books say it helped them immensely.
In the age of social media, teens can be an author’s harshest critics
As a Latinx teen in Chicago, he belonged nowhere — until he found his voice
A hustler’s notes on growing up too fast, and not growing up at all
A young girl struggles to square her beauty with what she sees on screen
America’s National Youth Poet Laureate on why adults need to listen to young people
Introducing my nonprofit, Young Chicago Authors
A bullied kid reinvents herself as a brawler, and then a poet
Why cryptocurrency solves for our moral calculus of arousal
And other truths travel writers need to internalize
The road to becoming a good writer is long and arduous. Fortunately, we have coaches who can teach us.
There’s more to writing than just routine
In his book, Social Linguistics and Literacies, James Gee states, “Discourses are ways of being in the world, or forms of life which…
Making my greatest fear my biggest friend/ally in becoming a better writer…
You may have heard it before. ‘You are the biggest storyteller in your life’. And most of it are lies. Lies about the people around you…
It was a few years ago. I remember the afternoon quite clearly. The desk was cluttered and my laptop was off to the side. My Lamy fountain…
What happens when one of your favourite authors stops being one of your favourites anymore?
What if I told you people would pay you to become a better writer?