Year in Review: 2018

Year in Review: 2018

“You will reap what you have sown. Dream big, dream beautiful, take action, tend to the garden of your life…and experience the extraordinary.” 2018 was the one of the best years of my life — a year I needed. Yes, there are a lot of political and ugly things in the world going on that I […]

Posted January 1, 2019 by Jessica Powell in News, Reflections / 0 Comments
A Review of Dabble

A Review of Dabble

Gather around, friends, and let me tell you about the magnificence that is Dabble. I found out about Dabble while browsing through the NaNoWriMo’s 2018 Sponsor page. Dabble is a writing software application that’s similar to Scrivener, but is CLOUD BASED. You can download a desktop app to use, or use the web app in […]

Posted November 7, 2018 by Jessica Powell in Writing / 0 Comments
NaNoWriMo Inspiration

NaNoWriMo Inspiration

Like Arya, I have a list of names. They are the names of teachers and librarians I had up through high school, all women who encouraged me to read and write. I remember when I was first “published”: my teachers made books by laminating construction paper colored covers I created and spiral bound the pages […]

Posted October 30, 2018 by Jessica Powell in Writing / 0 Comments
Mapmaking for Writers

Mapmaking for Writers

I love maps in books — especially if it’s a fantasy book. And as a writer, having a map is an essential part of my worldbuilding process. It helps me to plan out accurate travel time and distance, and determine the way of life for my characters. A sea-faring society operates very differently from a […]

Posted October 27, 2018 by Jessica Powell in Writing / 0 Comments
Ready for NaNoWriMo!

Ready for NaNoWriMo!

Some may claim that it is madness to dare attempt NaNoWriMo during a time when I have my MFA’s monthly 25 page packet due + two 10-18 page workshop pieces for the winter residency. BUT I DARE. YES, I DO! It’s time to finally finish SUNSEEKERS – my YA F/F dark fantasy romance for fans of […]

Posted October 17, 2018 by Jessica Powell in Writing / 0 Comments