Category: Write Magic

Write Magic Episode 4 – Six Word Stories with Megan Rutell

Posted June 30, 2016 by Jennifer Ellision in Write Magic, Writing / 0 Comments

six word stories

In Episode 4, Jen chats with blogger Megan Rutell of about her Instagram challenge, #pfsixwordchallenge for six word stories.

Show Notes:

Megan’s blog, Page Flutter | #pfsixwordchallenge

The (Urban) Legend of Ernest Hemingway and Six Word Stories: “For sale, Baby shoes, Never worn.”

The Bullet Journal: What It Is and Why You Need It” on Page Flutter

Bullet Journal bloggers who posted about the challenge: Tiny Ray of Sunshine | Decade Thirty

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Examples of six word stories:

Shari Slade, romance author’s, response to the #pfsixwordchallenge prompt “Dream come true:” “Bleeding and broken, still she danced

Cherri Porter’s response to the #pfsixwordchallenge prompt “Mix-up:”  “Confirm wetnurse babies. Human next time.

G.Thomasmartin’s response to the #pfsixwordchallenge prompt “The Gift:” “Their grief. Their joy. Organ donor.

megan rutell photoMegan Rutell is the blogger behind and the creator of the Instagram challenge #pfsixwordchallenge. She’s a writer, blogger, brainstormer, chronic list-maker, and lover of all things written.

Follow Megan and Page Flutter:

Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | #pfsixwordchallenge

This post contains affiliate links


Write Magic Episode 3 – Writing for Online Media with Angel Cruz

Posted June 15, 2016 by Jennifer Ellision in Write Magic, Writing / 0 Comments

Episode 3-online media- angel cruz
In Episode 3, Jen chats with writer Angel Cruz about how the writing and editorial process works in online media, how she began writing for online media outlets to begin with, and comparing/contrasting those processes with how she writes fiction.

Show Notes:

Angel Cruz’s former book blog was Mermaid Vision Books

Angel Cruz is a contributor for Women Write About ComicsBook Riot, and YA Books Central. She is the non-fiction diaspora editor for Rambutan Literary.

Some of her pieces have also appeared on The Learned Fangirl, Chicago Review of Books, and The Tempest

“Boy band scholar,” a phrase describing Angel, coined by Women Write About Comics editor, Claire Napier

Angel’s Women Write About Comics colleague, Ardo Omer

Last week’s “Thursday Book Beat,” the column Angel writes for Women Write About Comics: “The Thursday Book Beat: Cursed Child, Criticism, and Community”

“The Music of Hamilton: WWAC Shares the Songs That Blew Us All Away”

The Learned Fangirl piece: “Walking in Beauty: On Seeing Fat Women in Asian Dramas and Body Positivity

Nicole Chung, editor of Catapult’s Adoption series, managing editor of The Toast

Mallory Ortberg, of The Toast


Dissecting the Asian Drama: Gender Boundaries, Perception, and Performance in You’re Beautiful and Hana Kimi (Part 1)

Elise Gets Crafty, Episode 17: Saying No to Say Yes

Short & Sweet: TCAF 2016 Edition” – Mini reviews of comics from the Toronto Comic Arts Festival on WWAC

Another Round podcast


Freedom for Mac

Angel Cruz on Twitter

Angel Cruz’s portfolio

Angel Cruz


Angel Cruz lives and writes about all kinds of stories in Toronto. Constructive, critical analysis on Asian media representation is an excellent way to make her smile. Follow her on Twitter @angelcwrites, and visit her portfolio.

This post contains affiliate links


Write Magic Episode 2 – Alter Egos with Sarah Nicolas

Posted June 8, 2016 by Jennifer Ellision in Write Magic, Writing / 2 Comments

Episode 2-Alter Egos

In Episode 2, Jen talks to YA author, Sarah Nicolas about maintaining two pen names in different genres and Sarah’s alter ego, romance author, Aria Kane.

Subscribe, rate, or review on iTunes | Write Magic community | Write Magic Newsletter | Write Magic Facebook

Show Notes:

Dragons Are People, Too by Sarah Nicolas

Sarah Nicolas’s piece on Book Riot: Why I’m a Romance Evangelist

Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheets:

Sarah Nicolas’s piece on Book Riot: Why I Sacrificed 45% of My Salary to Work in a Library

Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas will now be out August 15, 2016.

Hotel Paranormal seriesLucky Break by Aria Kane

Sarah Nicolas

Sarah Nicolas is a 31-year-old YA author who currently lives in Orlando, FL. She believes that some boys are worth trusting, all girls have power, and dragons are people too.

She’s a proud member of the Gator Nation and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, but has switched careers entirely. She now works as an Event Coordinator for a County Library. She also blogs at YAtopia.

website | twitter | facebook | goodreads

Aria Kane

Aria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance writer. As a military brat, she grew up all over the country, but now lives in sunny Florida with a 60 lb mutt who thinks he’s a chihuahua.
website | twitter | facebook | goodreads

Sarah’s books | Aria’s books

This post contains some affiliate links.

Announcing a new podcast! Write Magic Episode 1 – Why (Not)?

Posted June 1, 2016 by Jennifer Ellision in Write Magic, Writing / 0 Comments
Announcing a new podcast! Write Magic Episode 1 – Why (Not)?

I’ve been listening to podcasts like crazy lately. The podcasts that I subscribe to are my constant companions in the car, on runs, while I get ready, while I cook. And then, I thought, man, it would be really great if I could talk to a bunch of different writers about their processes and mediums and all of the cool things they’re doing. And then, I thought… I totally can do that. And it could be a podcast. So! Introducing the Write Magic podcast. Write Magic is “a podcast about writing in all of its forms.” This first brief episode is an intro as I talk about what I want the podcast to be. It outlines a little more how I decided to go for this idea and where I hope this goes. Write Magic Episode 1 Show Notes: Podcasts I mentioned: Elise Gets […]