Author Archives: RJ Taylor

About RJ Taylor

R.J. Taylor received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and graduated from the MFA program at Emerson College in the winter of 2011. She is also part of the pilot year of the Novel Incubator program of Boston's Grub Street writing center. She is currently working on two novels, one a literary story about a neurologist, the other a high fantasy novel. She lives in Somerville, splitting her time between writing and working at the Cambridge Public library.
Writing Speed

Writing, Fast and Slow

It wasn’t until I joined in National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) a few years ago that I finished a full draft of a novel for the first time. For anyone unfamiliar with Nanowrimo, it’s a national challenge to write a 50,000…

Don’t Show OR Tell: Evoke

“Show, don’t tell.” It’s likely the most common writing advice out there and with good reason. Readers want to experience the world of your story, not have it dictated to them. But it’s worth pushing this advice a little further,…

13 Ways to a Bookstore’s Displays

You’ve just published your first book. You’re brimming with happiness, ready to send your darling out into the world. You know that publishers don’t have time to devote their full attention to each and every book they publish, or perhaps…