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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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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writers to potentially find a literary agent or an editor who will be interested in their finished (and polished) unpublished manuscript.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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“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

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“Showing” Tips for Writers

As writers, we hope to portray our characters as real people in the eyes of our readers. “Showing versus telling” is such a crucial aspect of writing, especially when writing critical scenes or dialogues. And in order for us to get it right, we need to understand the actions and reactions of our characters, whether… Continue reading “Showing” Tips for Writers

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Morally Gray Characters

My favorite character from my current WIP is a morally gray one, and this is something I find fascinating since I usually have a soft spot for my main character. I realized that perhaps the main reason why I’m drawn to this character so much is because I feel a sort of relatedness to him… Continue reading Morally Gray Characters

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Work in Progress Update

Hello, friends! I feel like I haven’t written a blog in ages. It’s been ten days! I do apologize, but my husband surprised me with a road trip to South Carolina to celebrate my 29th birthday—and it was also my brother’s wedding—so I’ve been a bit busy. But I’m back and ready to blog! This… Continue reading Work in Progress Update

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What Feeds Your Creativity?

We all have different ways of feeding our creativity. These are the top three ways in which I allow myself to take in my surroundings and replenish my creativity. Reading Reading has always been a great way for me to fill my creative cup. I’ve been an avid reader since I was in second grade,… Continue reading What Feeds Your Creativity?

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Keep Moving Forward

It’s Monday, which means it’s WIP update! For the past week, instead of editing my manuscript directly on the computer, I set aside time to go through and examine some plot points that I remembered were going to happen at the end of the WIP. I wrote them down on my research notebook and was… Continue reading Keep Moving Forward