The worst and best night

As I read the last page of the Tales from a Shadowhunter Academy, I had many mixed emotions inside of me. Not to spoil the ending, but it was a warm, uneasy, and melancholy feeling all at once. Typical Cassandra Clare book, right? I also finished the book at the typical time: about one-thirty in … Continue reading The worst and best night

Crazy writer’s daydream

As writers, we daydream so much. This is great for creative stories, because we got the best imagination in the land. From those daydreams, we can make castles, magical creatures, and narratives no one’s ever heard of. We can create more than any non-creative person ever think of before. But you know what comes from … Continue reading Crazy writer’s daydream

Why I write

there's no greater movement inside of me than when their faces shine bright from the something I've created from nothing   the something may make me cry make me fall down and self-doubt but there's a beauty from the pain it brings   the beauty brings smiles on people's faces the smiles bring a rushed … Continue reading Why I write

Every writer needs this

As writers, we don't hear what we need to hear as often as we should. So, I shall tell you. It's amazing that you have an idea for a story. You sat down to write today? Great job! You wrote down a beautiful sentence? You go you! Wrote a paragraph? Fantastic! Wrote a page? Awesome! Wrote … Continue reading Every writer needs this

Positive writing times

There’s this negative aroma around the writing profession sometimes. So, in case you have forgotten recently, I shall enlighten you with some amazing writing facts. More people have been reading than ever before, especially millennials. Which also means more chances of your work being found, read, and liked. It’s all right if you’re writing more … Continue reading Positive writing times

Book review – How to Write Good (Spoiler Free)

“I’ve always set my expectations low and then been pleasantly surprised when a video did well. I’ve found that this is the best way to avoid being disappointed: Lowball yourself in life, and you’ll be fine.” ― Ryan Higa, How to Write Good Title: How to Write Good Author: Ryan Higa Genre: Non-fiction Pages: 224 Publication date: … Continue reading Book review – How to Write Good (Spoiler Free)

Deadliest phrase for creative people

“Next, let’s critique Robin’s piece.” My college professor smiled as everyone in the class pulled out my piece, except me. I felt their eyes turn to me. It didn't help that we all sat in a circle, facing each other. I had nowhere to hide. My teacher might have said the title of my story … Continue reading Deadliest phrase for creative people

Sneaking around to write

For the last few days, I've been sneaking around. Or at least I feel like it. I got all I need: iPhone, iPad, and a Mac laptop. Trading through them, I always have something to write on even when I'm supposed to be doing something else. Nothing can stop me from writing. Writing isn't something … Continue reading Sneaking around to write

Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

Every writer needs critiques. As I’ve posted here before, critiques from beta readers are awesome at helping writers improve their work. However, that doesn’t mean that every critique a writer gets is helpful. Critiques are there to point out what may not be working well in a writer’s story. But they’re all suggestions. No one … Continue reading Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

Mystery Blogger Award!

Before I write anything else, I want to thank JadeLM for being an incredible blogger and for nominating me for this award. (This award is one of my best birthday gifts yet.) Jade writes everything from book reviews to writing advice to short stories and more. Everything on her blog is great. You can check it … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award!