I read books in two ways. The first is what I usually think of as thoughtful reading. Where you take your time, read a paragraph thoroughly, and then muse about what you just read. The second is what I usually refer to as 'skim' reading. The best way I can describe skim reading is that … Continue reading Is Skimming Really Reading?
We are four days into NaNoWriMo. Gosh, this month I seem to be so undisciplined when it comes to writing. I'll write a lot one day, and just skip writing the next day. I'm also not calculating how many words I should be writing each day. Math and me just do not care for each … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018: Day 4 Update
It seems like an eternity ago that I actually talked about writing, as opposed to reading. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t had an idea for a compelling topic, or simply because the more I learn about writing the more I realize how little I actually know. However, in the nearly two years I have been … Continue reading How Blogging Helped My Writing
I keep a little notebook on my bookshelf filled with cool quotes I run across within books I’m reading. Recently, I’ve been enjoying reading other blogger’s talk about their favorite quote/quotes, either from individual books or books in general. So I’m starting a new series on my blog, where I’ll be sharing with all you … Continue reading My Favorite Book Quotes #1
It’s a new year. And with every New Year comes the dreaded New Year’s Resolutions. I feel as if, at least in American society, there is almost this pressure that you have to make at least one resolution as the year begins. I grew up in a house where New Year Resolutions weren’t really a … Continue reading What’s the Point of New Year’s Resolutions?
Every experienced writer knows that taking criticism is a big part of being a professional writer. You need to have a strong backbone in order to learn and develop. In theory, I think every writer—whether you are just beginning to write your first book or have been writing for twenty years—would agree that we always … Continue reading Ode to a New Writer: Taking Criticism