Hmm, what's this? A new type of post? As part of my 2020 changes, I've decided to do something I've wanted to do for a long time now. When I typically talk about books, I've only given quick reviews and usually paired certain books together by the month in which I read them. However, ever… Continue reading Fear and Foreboding: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Wow, what a year! 2019 was an exciting journey for me as a writer and a reader: I found some new favorite authors through the RWW creative writing masters program, discovered new books by favorite authors I haven't read in a while, and even learned how to do an in-depth analysis of what works in… Continue reading My Favorite Reads of 2019
It's our favorite day of the week! That means it's time to ramble. Everyone loves a good mentor. From Obi-Wan Kenobi to Gandalf to Uncle Ben, mentors are important and well-loved characters. They teach the protagonist moral lessons, give physical training, and provide emotional support. So, of course, they have to die. It's sad but… Continue reading The Mentor Curse
NaNoWriMo 2019 was a month full of highs and lows for me. I set the 50k goal for myself, and though I didn't quite make it, I ended up with the beginnings of a story that I'm falling in love with. Whether or not you finished NaNoWriMo, coming out of November after 30 days of… Continue reading So, You Finished NaNo…Now What?
Hi, all! I've put together a list of a few writer's resources here on the ole blog, from the CMOS (Chicago Manual of Style) to helpful and informative reads like Jeff VanderMeer's Wonderbook to wonderful YouTube channels to follow (I especially recommend Jenna Moreci and Overly Sarcastic Productions). Now, I'd like to take a closer… Continue reading Helpful Writing Videos on YouTube