Title: Leaving and Other PoemsAuthor: K. Morris Genre: PoetryPages: 90 pagesPublication date: January 25, 2022 Thank you, K. Morris, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! I've enjoyed K. Morris' last two books, so I of course picked up Leaving and Other Poems. This collection is split into two … Continue reading ARC Review — Leaving and Other Poems
What I noticed after 5 sessions at an editing conference
It's strange when you think about how words matter the most to us, but yet we don't talk. We sit still by ourselves. Where's the best place to see without people nearby? We pull out our laptops, phones, and anything else we can distract ourselves with. I mean, we're surrounded by our people yet we … Continue reading What I noticed after 5 sessions at an editing conference
Book review – Reflection (Spoiler Free)
“I am Fa Mulan, a girl who would sacrifice her life for her family and for China. I am a girl who journeyed into the Underworld to save her friend from dying. I am a girl who has fought battle after battle to finally recognize herself in the mirror. And now I do.” Title: Reflection … Continue reading Book review – Reflection (Spoiler Free)
Lost by the train
Life is unattainable sometimesIt’s just out of desires’ reachNothing more than another billAnd another time to clock in After a while, the rhythm lingersNot in difficulty, but in tensionPressure comes from all directionsAnd it doesn’t stop for anything So, we’re back at the railroad againDid you see when the next train comes?I’m not sure I … Continue reading Lost by the train
Difference in success
At an English Major panel, I got advice for success in life-after-graduation. It was a cozy room, stuffed with English nerds. Afterward, I talked with a professional author. One of the first sentences she said was, "I don't agree with what she said during the panel." She pointed toward a CEO in the publishing field. … Continue reading Difference in success
Common query mistakes
At my new internship, I got to see what was in the bottom drawer: rejected queries. For over an hour, I read query after query. The rejected queries all had repeated mistakes. Here's some of the most common ones: Misspellings One writer wrote aknolegments instead of acknowledgements. Spelling, especially in the writing career, is essential. … Continue reading Common query mistakes
Every writer ends up searching the internet for some kind of inspiration at some point. We end up at places like Pinterest, scrolling through quote after quote. After a while, those quotes help. Here's some encouraging quotes I've found lately: "A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." — Richard Bach "If you don't … Continue reading Inspiring quotes
Ideas for the worst?
Sometimes there's only so much that editing can do to improve a story. After editing it over and over, it can seem as if it isn't going anywhere. This has happened with my stories...if I mention that the story's older. With my newer stories, everyone's always enthusiastic about me editing them again. It's always positive. … Continue reading Ideas for the worst?