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My 5 Favorite Reads of 2016 (Spoiler Free)

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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 […]

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8 Addictive Habits of Happy Writers

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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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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SHARING MY SECRETS: BEHIND THE SCENES WRITING TAG

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Hey there, happy Monday! I hope you’re having a great day so far, and an even better week ahead of you! I grabbed this post from one of my absolute favorite bloggers, Rae Oestreich, on her blog The Wallflower. She is most definitely worth checking out! Anyway, I’d like to share some of my writerly secrets with […]

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Why I Quit Pantsing – The Beginning of A Two Month Plotting Adventure

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Welcome to the blog of a chronic pantser, it’s nice to meet you! If you don’t know what a pantser is…here is a little definition that the kind folks of Google let me borrow: A pantser is someone who, “flies by the seat of their pants,” meaning they don’t plan out anything, or plan very little.  […]

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The Top 10 Songs On My Writing Playlist (With Videos)

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Hey there! I’d like to share with you my current writing playlist today. This list is constantly changing, as I have a short attention span and need to hear new sounds every few weeks. However, these are some of my favorite songs right now to pump through the headphones while I write. You should know […]

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Currently – Rebranding Myself, Losing Camp NaNoWriMo, & More

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Hey there! Welcome. I hope you’re having a great day so far, and enjoying all the #1LineWed posts on Twitter. Today I want to take the opportunity to do my first Currently blog post. What that means is I’m going to ramble on about what’s going on in my life right now, which happens to include […]

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Here’s How Your Inner Child Can Improve Your Writing

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I am the most childish/mature person you’ve ever met. That’s an oxymoron, but I’ll explain. I had a very short childhood. A great one, but a short one. While my parents tried to give me everything in the world to make growing up the best it could be, things happened to me out of their […]

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