Note: don't forget to vote for my 100 follower celebration by Friday! Right now, the vote is tied! It's very rare that I come across good writing books that are also short and concise. This book isn't necessarily a writing book, but it is a book that can certainly help to improve your writing, and … Continue reading Review: Good Writing Words by Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
I'm not a publisher. I'm not a critic. I'm not even a bestselling author. But I still know what a good book looks like. This is a tough subject to talk about. While I don't want to be too critical - I have such an appreciation for anyone who has the guts to write anything … Continue reading Is Your Book Really Ready to Publish?
If you're a writer and you don't follow Reedsy, what are you doing? Seriously, Reedsy is an incredible resource. It's kind of hard to define exactly what it is because it's pretty much everything a writer needs! Their blog talks about everything writing-related, from how to come up with a story idea to where and … Continue reading Writing a Novel in 3 Months – Is It Crazy?
No. 2 in a series of posts designed to give an overview of self-publishing. It’s a beautiful moment. You’re sitting there, thinking about ideas or memories, and all of a sudden it comes together and you say: “I think I shall write books!” (if you’re anything like Jo March). The revelation is easy. So is … Continue reading So, You Want to Write a Book?
Self-publishing is great...except when it's not. As an indie author myself, I advocate for self-publishing. It's a great way to get yourself out there as a writer, to build an audience and actually make yourself write and publish a book. But self-publishing does have its downsides. After the many self-published books I've written reviews on, … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Self-Publishing
Writing a novel is hard. We probably all know this, and yet, many of us set out to accomplish this mighty feat. Isn't it amazing? But when you're in the middle of writing a book, sometimes it doesn't feel so amazing. I've been on a rollercoaster with my WIP, "Project Pea," over the past 15 … Continue reading The Art of Never Giving Up
Sometimes it’s hard to try new things, okay? When it comes to reading recommended books or watching TV shows everyone tells me I need to watch, I procrastinate. Hard. I keep saying, “Oh yeah, I’m going to do that soon!” And then I don’t. Until I do (years later), and I inevitably fall in love … Continue reading That Feeling When You’re Completely Blown Away by a Book
My first time trying out story posts! It’s fun…other than the fact that it completely moves the text from where I put it?? (So, sorry if it’s hard to read—blame WordPress!) I had the spacing all beautifully figured out, but I guess the website had different ideas. Happy Thursday morning, and I’ll catch you later … Continue reading I just finished reading Words of Radiance and…WOW.
It's been five years, and I'm still trying to perfect my recipe for an earl grey latte. It sounds so easy. Tea. Milk. Sweetener (I like honey). Lavender, if you're feeling it (which I usually am). But it's the proportions that get me. Even after so many tries, I still haven't quite gotten it right. … Continue reading Elusive Inspiration Part 2: Seeking Memories
Many people don't think about tools when it comes to writing. All you need is a laptop or a pen and paper and you're good, right? As writers, we know that's wrong. If we want to be successful and efficient at our craft, there are certain tools that are good to have. With Christmas being … Continue reading The Write Stuff