WIP and Muses: Writing Goals, Goodreads Contest Win, and Sarah J Maas

So it’s the end of the week, and with the rain outside and two sleepy kitties in the other room, I figured it’s the perfect time to fill you guys in on a writing update. Last month, I made a goal to write 1,500 words a day for two months. My motivation for this was […]

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New Short Story

Hey 🙂 I have a pretty fun announcement today- I wrote a little story that I thought you guys might enjoy! It’s called Heart of Gold, and it’s told in a fun fairytale-style that may be a nice change of pace for all of us. I honestly based it off of this story Book of a Thousand […]

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What is Purple Prose?

Since last week’s writing advice focused on exposition, let’s just run the gamut and delve deeper into descriptive writing… let’s hammer into our brains the fact that conflict is a writer’s best friend and there are some devices we need to watch out for. Such as: Purple Prose. Have you ever heard of this? Most […]

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WIP and Muses: Am I Writing YA?

This is a question I recently asked myself as I fleshed out a new scene for my story, and I’m kind of shocked with the answer. Yes… yes, I think I am writing YA. It’s not that I think YA is bad, not at all (as a matter of fact, I’m currently reading a YA […]

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Exposition: What is it, How to Make it Work, and What to Avoid

“Oh my, your writing is so descriptive.” Chances are, if you are reading this post, you’ve heard that accolade before. But is it really a compliment or is it just a thinly veiled criticism that you’re not that good of a storyteller? Yep. No sugar coating today, folks. But really… poorly done exposition isn’t bad […]

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WIP and Muses: Video Games and Slippery Brains

Oh my gawd… PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, writerly friends, tell me about how you edit your first drafts. I am having a crisis. I know what my end goal is, I know what I’m supposed to be doing, I know each and every little step I have to take to spiffy up this novel… but my […]

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Guilty Pleasure Reads

You only need to look at mainstream media/bookstores in order to figure out what a guilty pleasure read is. At a glance, literary magazines and websites can tell you all the things you should be reading, but a guilty pleasure read is one that does not make that list. Where’s the fun in that? Life […]

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