Hello everyone! Back in November 2022, a fellow blogger hosted a short story contest on her blog! The short stories were only allowed to be 1,000 words or shorter, so just for fun, I thought I'd write something and submit it! Well, to my surprise, I actually placed first in the contest! My short story … Continue reading I Won a Short Story Contest!
I love keeping track of how many books I read each year, and which ones they were! While I didn't read quite as many books this year as in years past, I was able to read quite a few, most being new books I'd never read before! I read the three books listed below for … Continue reading The Top 3 Best Books I Read in 2022
Wow!! Here we are, at the end of 2022! Can you believe the year is already at its end? I feel like I blinked and it was over. However, looking back on what I did this year reveals that it was actually jam-packed with some pretty awesome experiences and achievements. Throughout the past few days, … Continue reading Happy New Year! (2022 Recap + 2023 Plans)
Merry Christmas, everyone! We're only a week away from the wonderful holiday, and I hope everyone has had an amazing December so far. Today I wanted to share a Christmas poem I wrote, which was for a Christmas-themed blog party a fellow writer, Allie Andersen, hosted on her blog this year! That means that this … Continue reading Christmas Poem: The Greatest Gift + My First Guest Post!
5 YEARS OF BLOGGING. Wow. It feels very surreal to be writing this post. I can't believe that it's officially been five years (to the day!!) since I started my blog! From being a thirteen-year-old editing his very first novel, all the way to being an eighteen-year-old with the same dreams, still blindly chasing his … Continue reading 5 Year Blogiversary + Q&A for Beginner Bloggers
Come on, come on, leave your constant worries for a time. Hear the cars in the driveway as family arrives. They come inside, their voices sound in the living room, chasing away a rainy day’s darkness and foul gloom. Come on, come on, loved ones are here, with arms open wide. ~ Come look, come … Continue reading Thanksgiving Poem: Autumn’s Melody
It's about that time again! Decorations are appearing in every window of every house, families are beginning to gather more and more frequently, and despite the days growing darker and the weather growing worse, a light is lit in people's eyes as we head into the joyous holiday months! From Halloween to New Years, two … Continue reading How to Write in the Holiday Season
It's that time of year again! October is coming to a close, and soon writers all around the world will pick up their pens and start the exciting adventure of NaNoWriMo, attempting to complete a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time two years ago, and … Continue reading 3 Things You MUST DO Before NaNoWriMo!
No matter where you are in your writing journey--whether you've been penning stories ever since you could remember, or just started writing your first one, I think it's safe to say that we all want to improve our writing prose. Those pesky descriptions you try piecing together to place your reader in a beautiful scene, … Continue reading 3 Tips to Improve Your Writing Prose
I recently reread my old, 2019 self-published novel, A Silence in the Shadows. And I thought it'd be a fun idea to roast it in a blog post! 😂 Now don't get me wrong, self-publishing this novel was such an awesome experience, especially for a 14-year-old kid who'd dreamed of holding his own novel in … Continue reading I Reread and Critiqued My Old Self-Published Novel!