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Happy National Book Lovers Day!

Today is #nationalbookloversday and I felt the urge to write a blog in honor of such a beautiful celebration. There are uncountable reasons why we #bibliophiles love books so much. And here are five of mine: 1). Books are the best teachers. Through books, I’ve learned about subjects I would’ve never learned otherwise (mostly science… Continue reading Happy National Book Lovers Day!

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Writing is Hard

I've come to the conclusion, in the last couple of months, that writing a book with 100% seriousness and dedication is one of the hardest professional challenges a person can face. At least it has been for me. Not even graduate school was this hard (or maybe I'm forgetting my #gradschoolproblems). Anyway, I think part… Continue reading Writing is Hard

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Writing Update

I've been so absent from here! So I figured I'd update you guys on how my WIP is going. Originally I'd planned to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo to work on another writing project I've been researching for the last few months. That, however, didn't turn out to be a good idea. I knew in my… Continue reading Writing Update

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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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A Little Motivation

I needed a little bit lot of motivation to get me through my writing session this morning, so I looked up some quotes to get me going. Here are the ones that spoke to me the most, and I hope they can help you as well in case you’re feeling stuck like I was. "A… Continue reading A Little Motivation

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The Song of the Jade Lily

I received an ARC of The Song of the Jade Lily in exchange for an honest review. This book is wonderful in every sense of the word. The writing is easy to follow, the characters are all well developed, and the storyline itself is heartbreakingly beautiful. Themes of loss, love, friendship, identity, loyalty, and most… Continue reading The Song of the Jade Lily

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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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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

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Plot Hole Struggles…

  Happy Monday fellow writers, bloggers, and readers! For the past few days, I've been working non-stop on my WIP, and the most challenging thing I encountered was a plot hole I'd completely forgotten about. After reading it, I knew I had to dedicate some time on figuring out how to fill it. Without giving… Continue reading Plot Hole Struggles…

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Favorite Authortubers

As most of you know, I’ve been working on my WIP since November of 2018. Around July of last year, I began taking writing as a career more seriously. In the past, I’d started different manuscripts and always left them unfinished at around the 20K mark. But last year, something changed in me, and I… Continue reading Favorite Authortubers