Coming Soon: ELLAURIA by Megan Whitmer

When people read my first book, BETWEEN, I usually get a message that asks, “Is there a sequel?” I’ve mostly avoided the question, because for years it’s been a complicated “Yes and no,” but today I get to say, “Yes! There is!” BETWEEN, told the story of 17-year-old Charlie as she travels through the Between to reach Ellauria in order to learn the secrets of … Continue reading Coming Soon: ELLAURIA by Megan Whitmer

It’s Time for a Pep Talk

It’s been a while, I know. It wouldn’t be true to say that the pandemic shut me down—I’ve been staying busy, and pretty dedicated to the self-care routines that keep my mind (and creativity) in a good place. It’s just that, with the situation we’re all facing at the moment (where 2020 is THE WORST), I couldn’t find anything useful to say. And now, almost … Continue reading It’s Time for a Pep Talk

Thoughts from the Porch

If you’ve been following me on social media (I’m most active on Instagram, @megan_whitmer), you know I struggled through February. It was dark and gray and cold and from a creative standpoint, super low. I held on to the knowledge that February would end and I’d find new energy in March. But 2020’s gonna 2020, so here we are, most of the world under quarantine. … Continue reading Thoughts from the Porch

Five Ways to Spark Your Own Creativity

There is something so funny to me about people who say, “I’m not creative.” Trust me, you’re creative. You don’t have a choice. It’s the way we were made. We’ve all got it in us, some of us are just more used to thinking of ourselves in that light than others. Creativity has a lot of ways of showing up in our lives. In some … Continue reading Five Ways to Spark Your Own Creativity

2019 Gift Guide: Ideas for Your Favorite Writer and Book Lover

Looking for a gift for one of your writer friends (or, let’s be real here, yourself, it’s fine, it’s all fine)? I’ve put together a list of ideas for the writer or book lover in your life! Happy shopping! 1. An entry fee to my favorite writing contest. You pay the entry fee and the writer gets an email letting them know they can register … Continue reading 2019 Gift Guide: Ideas for Your Favorite Writer and Book Lover

Word for the Year: The Three Word Approach

I am a really big fan of choosing a Word for the Year rather than making New Year’s Resolutions. Have you tried this yet? I talked a bit about it last year on the vlog, and I’m already trying to decide what I’m going to pick for 2020. Choosing one word rather than laying out a specific resolution gives you more freedom to use that … Continue reading Word for the Year: The Three Word Approach

Pacemaker.Press: A Flexible Goal Planner for Writers (and anyone else)

I interrupt my usual agenda of pep talks to bring you what is absolutely going to sound like a commercial, but I promise I haven’t been paid. It’s not an ad. It just looks like one. Here we go. Several months ago, my friend Kelsey told me about Pacemaker, which calls itself a flexible goal planner for writers and students (but check it out even … Continue reading Pacemaker.Press: A Flexible Goal Planner for Writers (and anyone else)