Author: Lauren

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Dear Beatrice Prior

This post may contain Divergent, Insurgent, and/or Allegiant spoilers. Dear Tris, First things first: I have to commend you on your selflessness in the face of the massive destruction of everything you once knew...

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Dear Katniss Everdeen

This post may contain The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and/or Mockingjay spoilers. Dear Katniss, I get it, girl. You’re under a lot of pressure. Not every teenager is faced with being sent to an...

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Have You Seen This?: Hemingway App

Okay, so I might be a little late to the party with this one. I’ve seen it circulating amongst my writer circles for a month or so now and I was always pretty skeptical....

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5 Reasons NOT to Study Creative Writing

Last week, I shared my top 5 reasons to study Creative Writing in college/university, but even I know it’s not all sunshine and roses. I’ve loved every minute of my degree, don’t get me...

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5 Reasons to Study Creative Writing

For a lot of folks in the US, college decision time is just around the corner, and since you’re here at Writing Gooder it’s safe to say that you might be entertaining the idea...

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Tumblr for Writers: Research & Advice

Tumblr is great for cat gifs and SuperWhoLock crossover fanart, but with endless hours (don’t even pretend, “just a few more posts” at ten o’clock always turns into that bleary-eyed realization at 3am that you’re...

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Books Belong to Their Readers

If you’re a bookish person on the internet, there’s no way you’ve missed what’s gone down since J.K. Rowling admitted that she shouldn’t have put Ron and Hermione together. This has understandably angered a...

Writer, Agent, Editor: Careers in Publishing 1

Writer, Agent, Editor: Careers in Publishing

I’m an English major, so I would love to know more about careers in publishing. One of the things I find people don’t know about publishing is exactly how many jobs you can do...