A friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

It’s already so close to November! It seems as if time has sprinted by this year. And NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—has skidded around the corner, getting ready. (If you don't know what that is, here's a link to an explanation. It’s probably the writing community’s most productive time of the year.) This is your reminder … Continue reading A friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

Book review – Wings of Ebony (Spoiler Free)

"Now… I don’t know what I feel. Nothing. Is that a feeling?" Title: Wings of EbonyAuthor: J. Elle Genre: YA FantasyPages: 368 pagesPublication date: January 26, 2021 I found Wings of Ebony on a book list and loved the cover and premise. I'm glad I picked it up. After Rue's mother's death, she discovers her true … Continue reading Book review – Wings of Ebony (Spoiler Free)

ARC Review — I Rise

Title: I RiseAuthor: Marie ArnoldGenre: YA FictionPages: 320 pagesPublication date: August 2, 2022  Thank you NetGalley for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair review! I'll start with my highest praise: I enjoyed this book more than The Hate U Give. I Rise is about a teenager—Ayo—dealing with racism and … Continue reading ARC Review — I Rise

Book review – Chin Music Rhubarb (Spoiler Free)

“All the memories of his mother and the emotions flooded Layton’s thoughts. He took a deep breath so he didn’t drown in them. Alright, I think it’s time I break the news to her.” Title: Chin Music RhubarbAuthor: Eamon LoingsighGenre: FictionPages: 283 pagesPublication date: March 18, 2021 Chin Music Rhubarb isn't the type of story … Continue reading Book review – Chin Music Rhubarb (Spoiler Free)

The Decade Tag

Hello everyone! The amazing Teresa Grabs tagged me for The Decade Tag! Thank you so much! You're awesome. Rules: Please share a link to the creator of the tag, Jesusluvsall Share some highlights for you over the past decade and a few low points if you want Tag whoever you wish to Ask them some questions … Continue reading The Decade Tag

First lines given – #1

Welcome to the first First Lines Given! If that sentence confuses you, here's a link to where I explain what this is. Today's first line is by Bree Dawn! She said: Honestly, this sentence made me laugh. Such a good prompt. Kind of nervous, but here's the result: I was supposed to learn how to … Continue reading First lines given – #1

Inspiration for all artists

Recently, I found some cool, inspiring quotes on Pinterest. I hope you find them inspiring too. But darling, In the end,you've got to beyou own hero. because everybody'sbusytrying to save themselves — (c.t.) You are not going in circles. You are making progress in a spiral. You do come back around to where you were at … Continue reading Inspiration for all artists

A tip for a troubled writer

The road is rough; I know. But think about the last time you saw a mountain and freaked out. It stood so much higher than you, but now you stand so much higher than it. This is another mountain you can get past. Whether it's finding a literary agent, finding time to write, or other … Continue reading A tip for a troubled writer

Art of skimming: a skeptical bliss

Lately with my busy schedule, I've perfected a new art form: skimming. I didn't mean to. I open a book with the intent to read every single word and get the most out of it. But sometimes I'm there for the story plot rather than the writing. The words on the page aren't as smooth … Continue reading Art of skimming: a skeptical bliss

Does editing make me a better writer?

People suggest writers to read more, but some also suggest editing. Does editing make writers better though? Besides helping with grammar mistakes though, how does editing improve a writer's skill? In a way, it helps me understand the publishing business more. When I was mainly a writer, I knew how the publishing industry worked, but … Continue reading Does editing make me a better writer?