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

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

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

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!

What a writer needs

Being a writer is a tough job. There are times when we need to buy gifts for ourselves, let our friends get us gifts, or beg our friends and family until they get us something. Either way, there's some creative gifts out there that us writers nee- I mean want.  Writer's block - Every writer experiences … Continue reading What a writer needs

My major writing problem

Whenever I write a novel, I come across a major problem. I’ve created this entire world down to the smallest detail. I know where the mountains end to become the flat lands that will eventually meet a river. I can picture where all the enemy camps are and who are there. I know the history … Continue reading My major writing problem

Writing is a rollercoaster

8:00am: I understand why almost no one begins a book with the character waking up. They'd all start the same way: dread. There's nothing compelling that makes me want to get out of bed this early unless it’s a holiday. 9:15am: I've woken up enough, but the words in my head are still confused. I'll … Continue reading Writing is a rollercoaster

Writing worries

‘Guess what.’ I text him. ‘What?’ I pause, not sure of what to text back. Perhaps I could talk about the bubbling worry inside of me, but I already did that so much. We talked about it yesterday. He can’t keep being the person I shout my worries to. But I could tell him. I … Continue reading Writing worries

For when a bad critique comes

There are some critiques we will get as writers that make us feel worthless. They come at random times and sometimes when we least expect it. In those moments, we’re vulnerable. So, here’s some quotes to remind us why we are here and why we’re still fighting for our voice to be heard whether it’s … Continue reading For when a bad critique comes