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My 5 Favorite Reads of 2016 (Spoiler Free)


Hello there! Welcome to my annual review post, where I tell you about some books that I really loved reading this past year. I’ll admit 2016 has been quite a ride. However, the stories listed below managed to give my mind and heart some hope for a better 2017. Each book includes a brief review from […]


8 Addictive Habits of Happy Writers


Good morning, my darling! Long time no see. I uh…got a little busy there for a few weeks. Had to dust a few cobwebs off the corners of the blog, but I’m so happy to be back! And with a brand new logo, I might add. Turns out I’ve picked up a new project as […]


Defining Your Writer’s Voice For Beginners

Defining Your Writers Voice via Nicole Lautore

Hello there beautiful human! Thank you so much for taking the time to set aside your books, coffee mugs, and works-in-progress for a brief lesson in Writer’s Voice. This is a vital topic for you to learn in the early stages of becoming a writer, and for you to keep learning about throughout your career. Your Writer […]


5 Ways FanFiction Improves Your Writing Skills

5 Ways FanFiction Can Improve Your Writing by Nicole Lautore

Who doesn’t love a good Fanfiction? I’m a big fan of Dermione love stories and pretty much any crossover imaginable. I spent countless hours as a preteen writing Harry Potter/Twilight crossovers where Harry kills Edward Cullen, and I probably read more Fanfics than I read original published novels.  But is Fanfiction a waste of time? Is it for […]


Blogging: 10 Things I Learned From My First Year


Whew! I’ve been blogging for a whole year? What? Craziness. It’s been an amazing ride. The benefit of starting a blog as simple as mine has touched all aspects of my life. Its become my favorite outlet. A way to share my knowledge. I’ve connected with new, amazing people.I’m even a better Fiction writer now that […]


The 7 Deadly Sins of Twitter (For Writers)

The 7 Deadly Sins of Twitter for Writers via Nicole Lautore

Alright, writers. Let’s get real. Caution: Sarcasm ahead. You’ve been warned. No, seriously, I’m extremely sarcastic. A little fiery. Sort of done-with-your-shit attitude. It’s how I am in real life, and now in this post, because…well, it’s time. Here’s the thing: Don’t take any of this too personally. (I’m kinda trying to be funny, but in a “no […]


Untangle From The Social Media Comparison Trap – 5 Reminders & Five Quick Fixes


The Comparison Game. Supported by Social Media. Fueled by You. We are all so very guilty of being a pawn in the comparison game. Don’t lie to yourself. Let’s cut that crap right off the bat. Everyone plays this game. There’s no winner, just losers. No reward. Only wasted time and energy gaping over someone you’ll […]


10 Ways To Refresh Your Writing Process


It’s officially post-NaNoWriMo 2015, and my writing process is feeling a little stale. I imagine I’m not the only one. While having a consistent routine and rhythm is definitely a great thing, it’s easy to get distracted and crave a little change in the monotony. Maybe your routine is fine, but your creative muse is […]


Battling Anxiety With Creativity – My Personal Journey

battling anxiety with nicole lautore

I do a lot of lists on this blog. Mostly because lists break up the information in a way that is easy for the reader to remember. I know you have little extra time on your hands, as do I, so I usually want to share my knowledge with you in the quickest way possible. […]


The Ups and Downs of Week 2 – NaNoWriMo Q&A and Top Resources


I gotta be honest with you, writing this blog post took a lot of push on my part. I have no interest to type another word. I would rather be napping or resting my tired fingers. Writing my current work in progress is pretty much taking up all of my brain power as of late. […]



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