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

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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 […]

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Battling Anxiety With Creativity – My Personal Journey

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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. […]

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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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Three Easy Steps to Conquer Your Self-Doubt

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Think of “doubt” as an actual being. He is a bulbous green monster covered in disgusting potent goo. He lurks up behind you as you type blissfully away at your work-in-progress, but he doesn’t swarm you all at once. He’s a practiced veteran at breaking down the creative mind, so he begins slowly. With precision, […]

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What to Expect – Welcome to my blog!

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Hey! Welcome! This is my first official blog post. A lot of you have probably been following along with my journey on Twitter.  My name is Nicole. I am a 23 year old Fantasy writer with a degree in Marketing and A LOT of huge dreams. If you read my bio you’ll learn that I have […]

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