Editing Tips · Writing · Writing Tips

The Challenging Venture of Writing

Am I the only who sinks in despair whenever I miss a deadline? I sure hope not. Last Wednesday, I shared with you guys that I was planning to finish the second draft of my current WIP and print it so I could start editing the third draft. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. There were several… Continue reading The Challenging Venture of Writing

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Editing Tips · Writing · Writing Tips

If You’re In College, Read This

Today’s post is a bit different than my usual ones, but I wanted to address something that has been on my mind for the last few months. Not many of you know that I’ve been working as a freelance editor for several years now. But, a little over a year ago, I decided to take… Continue reading If You’re In College, Read This

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The Only Kind of Writing is Rewriting

I usually update you all on how my WIP is going on Mondays, but since I wrote a book review that day, I figured I’d give the update today instead. If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve noticed that I’ve been a bit absent. I mean, I’m still posting content, but I haven’t been… Continue reading The Only Kind of Writing is Rewriting

Book Reviews · Historical Fiction

The Lieutenant’s Nurse Book Review

Synopsis November, 1941. She's never even seen the ocean before, but Eva Cassidy has her reasons for making the crossing to Hawaii, and they run a lot deeper than escaping a harsh Michigan winter. Newly enlisted as an Army Corps nurse, Eva is stunned by the splendor she experiences aboard the steamship SS Lurline; even… Continue reading The Lieutenant’s Nurse Book Review

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Free Harvard Courses!

I love it when I find awesome deals, especially if I learn something along the way. In honor of Good Friday, and as part of my Free Friday Finds series, I’m sharing two courses on Christianity and Judaism that Harvard University offers for FREE! 1. Judaism Through its Scriptures. Course description: “Whether you are a… Continue reading Free Harvard Courses!

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Blackout Poetry

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m not a poet, but I do love poetry. Because writing it completely intimidates me, I decided to try my very first blackout poem. The words are already there, so my job is simple: uncover them. Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite classics to reread… Continue reading Blackout Poetry

Historical Fiction · Writing

Un-silencing History

For the past few Mondays, I’ve shared some of the challenges I’ve been experiencing while writing/editing my current manuscript. Last week, I noticed a few inconsistencies in terms of historical facts. I’ve mentioned before that I’m writing a historical fantasy, and having my history side of the manuscript as perfect as I can is a… Continue reading Un-silencing History

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Tips to Win #NaNoWriMo or #CampNaNo

Since it’s Camp NaNo month, I figured it would be a good idea to share some of my tips on how you can win NaNoWriMo or Camp Nano. Even though I’m no expert, in fact, I’ve only ever participated once, I did manage to win. At the beginning of the month, I set my daily… Continue reading Tips to Win #NaNoWriMo or #CampNaNo

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Dickinson and Indirect Truths

For this week’s poem, and in honor of #NaPoWriMo, I wanted to share Emily Dickinson’s “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant.” I like to believe I live a life for Truth and in Truth even though we live, unfortunately, in a world of Lies. I came across this poem a few days ago,… Continue reading Dickinson and Indirect Truths

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Writing Dialogue Tags

For the past week, I’ve been working more intently on editing my WIP’s dialogue and dialogue tags. These are important because, through conversations, we get to know our characters’ personality, voice, and tone. In several of the books I’ve read lately, I’ve noticed the authors have tried to eradicate “said” from their dialogue tags. I… Continue reading Writing Dialogue Tags