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
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
Ever since we moved into a new house a few years ago, my only thought was to make sure all of my books would fit in my room. Miraculously, with the help of 3 large bookshelves and another small one, they fit! And I've kind of let them arrange themselves for the most part. They … Continue reading Reorganizing My Bookshelves for the First Time!
When some people start writing, their intention is to have a little fun, create a cool story to pass around to family and friends, then quit. And that's perfectly fine! However, others fall in love with the process, the impact of what a truly well-told story can have, and want to create stories for people … Continue reading The Key to Becoming a Strong Writer
Well hello there! Glad to see you here. I was randomly brainstorming some blog post ideas one day and this one popped into my head. I thought it would be entertaining if I dug up a few ancient stories in my labyrinth of LibreOffice Word Documents and see if I can't cringe at some old … Continue reading Cringing at My Old Writing!
The act of writing steals a surprising amount of mental energy! Sometimes it can creep up unknowingly. One moment you're deep into writing an emotional dialogue scene, and the next you're sitting at the blinking cursor on your screen, without a single sentence coming to your mind. When this happens, sometimes it's best to get … Continue reading 5 Activities to do When You Need a Writing Break
Running out of motivation halfway through a novel, short story, or any writing project is extremely common! I've seen many ambitious young writers start a novel, stoked to write and motivated to draft the entire thing. Then, partway through, all of that drive seems to die away and get lost in the dull words and … Continue reading Can’t Stay Motivated With Your Writing Project? Try This!
I read quite a few books in 2021. Admittedly, the majority of them were rereads of some of my favorite books. I'm a sucker for rereading great stories! However, I did get around to reading quite a few new novels I'd never read, and there were some in particular that I thoroughly enjoyed! Today I … Continue reading 3 Awesome Books I Read in 2021
4 years. Whoa. It's pretty crazy when I look back on it--four years of writing blog posts, interacting with readers, growing and improving in my writing. It's been a wild ride, and I wouldn't go back and erase it for the world! It has been so much fun, and so beneficial to my writing journey … Continue reading 4 Years of Blogging!