Which One is Better: Series Or Standalone?

I read...a lot. Anyone who has happened upon my blog will know this. And since I read a lot, I start to notice patterns. I've done several other posts on things that I like or that bother me in literature, but today I'm going to compare two types of books: a standalone and a series. … Continue reading Which One is Better: Series Or Standalone?

Writing Tips I Can’t Stand!

I've been writing for years, and have done so much research on how to write I'm rather surprised that my brain hasn't exploded already. However, along with all the amazing advice I have found, there has also been the advice that either I thought instantly was horrible or now that I am older I realize … Continue reading Writing Tips I Can’t Stand!

How Important is the First Sentence of a Novel?

Quite a while ago (at least a year), I wrote a blog post on why Show Don't Tell Is a Lie. It remains today one of my top ten most read posts. But recently, I've started to wonder how many do's and don't's I learned in college that I now actually disagree with. And one … Continue reading How Important is the First Sentence of a Novel?

Reasons Why I’m Quitting NaNoWriMo

So...I've been doing a lot of thinking this month. Both about the book I'm writing this year and my past experiences with NaNo, and I have come to the logical conclusion that NaNoWriMo isn't for me. Here are the four reasons why. 1. Inability To Process I am an introspective person. I think...a lot. It's … Continue reading Reasons Why I’m Quitting NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo Book Tag

In the spirit of NaNoWriMo (since it is the beginning of November), I thought I would do a book tag revolving around the theme of National Novel Writing Month. And I found one posted a couple years ago on Youtube by Kristina Horner. 1. How many times have you done NaNoWriMo? Technically, two. I'm not … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Book Tag

NaNoWriMo 2018: Day 4 Update

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

NaNoWriMo, 2018: Day 1 (Thank you, readers!)

NaNoWriMo is starting! I'm super excited but mostly terrified. Thank you for everyone who voted yesterday in my poll. I was honestly surprised how many people voted for #2, Peppermint Poison with a Pinch of Paris (it finished with about 53% of the vote). It was definitely one I did not think many would choose. In … Continue reading NaNoWriMo, 2018: Day 1 (Thank you, readers!)

How Blogging Helped My Writing

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