Blog Archives

← Older posts

NaNoWriMo 2014: Introducing The Gatlon Trilogy

Posted on by Marissa

We are just two days away from the start of National Novel Writing Month, where all around the world people will attempt to write a 50,000 word novel (or the first draft of one) in a mere 30 days. I’ve … Continue reading

14 Comments


My Writing Process: 9 Steps from Idea to Finished

Posted on by Marissa

A few months ago I asked what types of blog posts you guys would like to see more of, and there was an overwhelming response for craft-based posts. And I’m right there with you. There is a lot to say on … Continue reading

13 Comments


My Best Advice for Aspiring Writers

Posted on by Marissa

One question that I’m asked over and over and over again is: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?   At first, after Cinder had just released, I felt weird answering this question. I still felt like such an amateur … Continue reading

13 Comments


The Treadmill Desk : A Hearty Recommendation

Posted on by Marissa

Last year for Christmas I bought myself a treadmill desk—something that had been on my writer wish list for years. I put it off for a long time though, as I find that most exercise equipment gets used for a … Continue reading

9 Comments


Forthcoming Novels, Stories, and Secret Projects

Posted on by Marissa

The last few months spent on a blogging hiatus have not been in vain—I’ve been one busy writer-ess! So I thought I’d clue you all in to what’s been happening behind the scenes and some projects you have to look … Continue reading

29 Comments


My 2014 Writing Plan

Posted on by Marissa

Last year I posted about my writing business plan and my goals for 2013, so today I thought I’d look back and see just how much I did (and did not) accomplish, and also give some insight into my upcoming … Continue reading

21 Comments


Inspiring Stats from the Write Like Crazy Challenge

Posted on by Marissa

I am still speechless at how successful this challenge was! I was honestly afraid when I posted about the challenge that I would hear nothing but crickets back at me. That I would post my final word count and no … Continue reading

3 Comments


The Write Like Crazy NaNoWriMo Challenge: Did You Win?!

Posted on by Marissa

Happy December, Novelists!   I, for one, am so happy that November is over, and also so pleased with what I accomplished in the past 30 days. This was a big month for me, and the Write Like Crazy Challenge … Continue reading

53 Comments


Announcing the Write Like Crazy NaNoWriMo Challenge!

Posted on by Marissa

Insignia finalists will be posted soon, but today, I’m announcing yet another contest. And depending on how it goes, this might be your last chance to win an ARC of CRESS!   Many of you know that I’ve done NaNoWriMo multiple … Continue reading

58 Comments


Full STEAM Ahead: My First-Ever Keynote Speech

Posted on by Marissa

Last Thursday I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Teen Librarian Summit in Worcester, MA. (And I was so nervous, you guys, you don’t even know.)   The focus of the summit was the … Continue reading

3 Comments


← Older posts