Reblog: The Seeds 4 Life

I wanted to share this little gem I stumbled upon this morning- not just because it’s well-written, but because sometimes we need a little reminder of why we do what we do. You may not see the affects of your efforts until long after you’ve made something a habit, but in time your choices make […]

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Adverbs: How To Strengthen Your Sentences

Hello writer friends, and welcome to another post on how to master description in writing. I’ve spoken to you about exposition and purple prose so far- these are stylistic approaches to description. This post, however, focuses on the technical side of description. Namely: Adverbs. I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and […]

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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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