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Nanowrimo Prep?

Are any of you prepping for #NaNoWriMO ? Unlike the past two years, this year I'm planning ahead. I haven't fully reached the plotter status yet, but I'm feeling the pantser in me slowly growing less powerful. It has been a little over a week since I've been waking up earlier than usual and using… Continue reading Nanowrimo Prep?

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I Missed Writing

I have completely neglected this blog, and I've felt so guilty about it. Last year I started blogging as a way to cope with writing my first novel, to keep track of my progress, and to share my experience with other writers who were also on their writing journey. This year has been so overwhelming,… Continue reading I Missed Writing

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Writing the Right Words

Today we're talking about commonly misused words, specifically homophones! If you don't know what those are, keep reading! As a writing consultant and editor, I revise and provide feedback on my clients' professional documents and academic assignments (among other writing projects). For the past several months, I have seen an increase in the misuse of… Continue reading Writing the Right Words

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Writing in the Time of COVID-19

How many of you have been writing more during this quarantine? To be honest, I haven't been writing as much as I've wanted to. I did at the beginning, but a few weeks ago I sort of lost the motivation to write. Also, due to an increase in online learning, I’ve been pretty busy with… Continue reading Writing in the Time of COVID-19

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Book Review

Synopsis: The dancers of the Order direct their floating world of Meriel with their movements, but are they steering it toward destruction? Calara spent her life learning dance patterns and seeking to become the perfect servant to her people. When she discovers the work of the Order is built on lies, she flees with a… Continue reading Book Review

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2020 Writing Update

Hello, my friends! I know it’s been a while, but if I’m being honest, blogging about my writing journey has been challenging these past few months. Those of you who've been following along for the past year know that I’ve been in the query trenches since December. Unfortunately, every single response has been a rejection.… Continue reading 2020 Writing Update

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Pitch Contests

For the first time EVER I'll be participating in a Twitter pitch contest. I'm both nervous and excited. For those who don't know, a Twitter pitch contest is basically an opportunity for unagented writers to potentially find a literary agent or an editor who will be interested in their finished (and polished) unpublished manuscript. The… Continue reading Pitch Contests

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Writing Motivation

It’s day five of #NaNoWriMo ! I’m guessing some of you are already feeling the pressure to keep your word count growing. Although I am participating in Nanowrimo this year, I’m taking it easy this time around and not aiming for 50K. I am, however, writing every day of November and keeping a word count. … Continue reading Writing Motivation

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Happy First Day of NaNoWriMo

It's the first day of #nanowrimo ! Who’s excited? I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time last year. I managed to write 54K in 26 days and sort of gave myself a break for the remainder of the month since I had already surpassed my 50K goal. I decided to participate again this year,… Continue reading Happy First Day of NaNoWriMo

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“Showing” Tips for Writers

Oftentimes we use certain words that tell an emotion rather than show our readers what that emotion feels like to the character going through it. Some of those "emotion telling" words are: SadScaredFrustratedExcitedHappyGiddyAnxiousJoyous These words tell the reader how characters are feeling, but they do little to show the actual reactions and emotions of the… Continue reading “Showing” Tips for Writers