September 27, 2016

Why Reading Slumps Are Basically The Worst

I’m sure we can all agree on something: reading slumps suck. And at some point, they’re kind of embarrassing, right? I mean, we’re readers. Reading is what we do. It’s not just one of our favorite pastimes, it’s a sort of identifier. We gravitate toward other people at parties who are talking about the most amazing

September 1, 2016

Who Even Am I?

Will I reference Disney again before this post is done? Probably. If you haven’t ventured over to the About Me section, and you’re extra confused about who I am and what I do and you’re wondering “why do you even have a blog?” then this post is for you! If you have read my bio and you’re just

November 17, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 Mega Post

Hi, yes, hello again. It’s been a while.   via GIPHY   I’ve been absent from the blog (though not anywhere else) for far too long. So now that it’s my favorite time of year, NaNoWriMo (it is a time, don’t question it), I figured it was also time to return to you, and with

August 3, 2017

I Have a YouTube Channel!

July 16, 2017

How Traveling Influences World-Building

  What would Lord of the Rings be without Mordor or the Shire? Harry Potter without Hogwarts? Wall Street without NYC? The Originals without New Orleans? Friday Night Lights without Texas? Ocean’s Eleven without Vegas?   I’ll stop.   Point is, these settings are iconic. In some cases, even more so than the characters that

June 8, 2017

Are Character Bios “Worth It”? (Camp NaNo Prep)

It’s that time of year! The month before Camp NaNoWriMo (Round 2!).   March, June, and October (and sometimes September because I’m always too excited) are for prep. And we’re here!   My usual prep consists of outlining. First identifying the three main acts, then Freytag’s Pyramid, and eventually a chapter-by-chapter outline. Ideally, I have

February 15, 2017

Ideal Writing Day vs. Reality

  7:00 Ideal Day: Wake up like the glorious writer/princess I am. Have doves dress me. Their feathers inspire an entire series, probably a future Bestseller. Reality: Snooze.   7:00 – 7:30 Have a breakfast full of protein, and carbs that are actually good for me, to power an entire day of writing. Snooze. Snooze.