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Wunderkind Syndrome

  Wunderkind Syndrome: Or, How to Stop Wanting to Be More Amazing Than Everybody Else There is here no measuring with […]

The Book of My Heart

I have a guest post on Nova’s blog this week! It’s for her “book of your heart” series. I wrote […]

A DIY Writing Retreat

  How to create your own weeklong writing retreat: 1.  Decide where you want to be. If you are anything […]

Tips for Better Fiction, part 2

(Tips for Better Fiction, part 1.)  Say it without explaining it. Whether your story is set in another galaxy or […]

How to Value Creative Work

Recently I asked my friend Elizabeth what she thought about unpaid writing gigs that hold the potential for greater exposure. She […]

Tips for Better Fiction, part 1

I whipped up this handout for my writing class at the Somerville Skillshare. Part 2 coming next week (or maybe the […]

Three Days in Providence

Last week Elizabeth and I tucked ourselves away and, fridge stocked, settled into making some serious headway on our novels. […]

FAQ: Choosing a POV

QUESTION: How do you decide on which point of view to use in a story? Choosing a point of view […]

FAQ: Switching Sexes

…It remains obvious, even in the writing of Proust, that a man is terribly hampered and partial in his knowledge […]

A Novel is a Jigsaw Puzzle

I just had the juiciest conversation with a really smart new friend, who was nice enough to let me pick […]

Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.