If you've been a writer for any amount of time and you've looked up YouTube videos and articles on your writing interests, you'll know that there is a vast ocean of writing tips for free everywhere you turn. From dialogue, to outlining, to world-building, to deciding whether it should be "than" or "then", everyone has … Continue reading People don’t talk about this writing tip enough…
Three Cozy Winter Haikus!
It's been too long since I posted some haikus to this blog! And what better subject to focus on than the season in which we currently abide? So without further ado, here are three winter poems I crafted using these images as prompts! I hope you enjoy. 🙂 Sparkling Dawn: Sun dawns over land, casting … Continue reading Three Cozy Winter Haikus!
The Top 3 Best Books I Read in 2022
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
Happy New Year! (2022 Recap + 2023 Plans)
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)
I Reread and Critiqued My Old Self-Published Novel!
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!
Reorganizing My Bookshelves for the First Time!
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!
5 Activities to do When You Need a Writing Break
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
3 Awesome Books I Read in 2021
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 of Blogging!
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!
Snippets from Novelette: The Hunter’s Son
Hello hello, everyone!! I hope you're all having a delightfully exquisite day! As some of you may know from my last newsletter (follow my email list to receive that if you are not yet following!!) I wrote a short fantasy adventure novelette in early August just for fun and to stretch my writing muscles. Well … Continue reading Snippets from Novelette: The Hunter’s Son