Five for Friday: DIY Christmas Gifts (and Happy Birthday Eve)

I am really trying not to go overboard on gifts this year. J and I are trying to save as much money as possible to make a down payment on a house in the spring (more than 20%–please, Lord!). I have a tendency to go a little nuts at Christmas–I just love buying presents and … More Five for Friday: DIY Christmas Gifts (and Happy Birthday Eve)

Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Chick Lit Goddess

Since Isabella’s review of The Golden Apple, we’ve stayed in touch via Facebook and writing groups. She is so lovely, encouraging, and supportive of my work and she’s quite the author herself! Her 5 star review of The Golden Apple was so sweet and exciting–she makes me want to write: “Words cannot describe how much … More Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Chick Lit Goddess

My Name is Faerl Marie and I Write Chick Lit.

We had a guest speaker in a recent MFA class–Intro to Writing as a Profession. She was really great, funny, clever, and an alumni of our program whose fiction, though not yet published, has made the finalist cuts for some note-worthy awards. She shared a near-universal frustration with trying to get her novel published and … More My Name is Faerl Marie and I Write Chick Lit.

Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Annabel and Alice

Annabel and Alice is a lovely blog that participated in my initial blog tour in March 2014 for The Golden Apple. Annabel gave it 4 stars and a very sweet write-up. “Somehow, Faerl Marie managed to write a cast of characters that I instantly loved. I’m not entirely sure how, but within the first few … More Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Annabel and Alice

Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Maryline’s Bookshelf

In honor of The Golden Apple’s birthday coming up on the 31st, I am reposting some of the lovely reviews and blog tour posts that were done for her. This is a unique experience for providing time perspective and seeing how far I’ve come and whose stayed with me along the way. Maryline is a … More Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Maryline’s Bookshelf

MFA Monday: Workshop

For anyone whose never taken a workshop class, it can be quite daunting. Not only are you handing over pages of your work, but the entire goal is to have it critiqued and examined under a spotlight of critical attention by a whole group of people with different opinions, different perspectives, and different tastes from … More MFA Monday: Workshop

MFA Definitions

This is a working list of definitions I’m learning and developing as part of my MFA. Some of these words are completely new to me, others are familiar, and some were completely misunderstood. I’ll be updating this regularly so stay tuned. Psychic Distance: Also called ‘Narrative Distance,’ describes the relationship the reader has with the narrator; … More MFA Definitions