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Our Miscarriage Story

I shared on my YouTube channel the loss of our 13 week pregnancy earlier this summer. You can see the video here if you missed it. As my little family and I worked through our loss, we decided to keep pushing forward and we’re happy to share our family of three is expanding to four. As of writing this post, I am now 20 weeks … Continue reading Our Miscarriage Story

Write with Personality

So, you want to learn about Myers-Briggs Personality Types (MBTI). Fabulous! Not only will this help you learn more about yourself and your writing process, but it will help you understand your characters as well. Whether it’s your protagonist or villain, you can pick their personality type and use it to your advantage. Remember, everyone is unique in their own way. Use the MBTI traits … Continue reading Write with Personality

Holiday Fever

I usually like this time of year, but lately I’m ready for it to be done. It’s probably because I was sick middle of November with a nasty chest cold and now I’m sure I have an ear infection and sore throat. I’m also exhausted. And I still have holiday shopping I need to do. Is it obvious I don’t want to do it? There … Continue reading Holiday Fever

Support Indie-Authors with the Indiecember Reading Challenge!

Books, books, books! It’s December and, if you want to catch up with your Goodreads or show support to the Indie community, it’s not too late to start on the Indiecember Reading Challenge! Created by Megan Tennant, author of the Aletheia, the challenge is to bring awareness to the indie-writing community and its authors. The rules are easy: read an self/indie-pub book and review it … Continue reading Support Indie-Authors with the Indiecember Reading Challenge!

A Holiday Feature

When it comes to blogging, I failed in the last few months. I’ve focused on my novel and taking all the steps needed to get it closer to publishing. It’s important to me for my story to be as clean and as professional as possible. I did my first round of beta reading this summer and I finished another novel for last month’s NaNoWriMo. Now … Continue reading A Holiday Feature

Setting Realistic Goals (FREE Worksheets!)

Hey there! It’s been a while since I last blogged, huh? Thanks so much for watching my YouTube video! If you haven’t yet, click here to learn how to set realistic goals and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out in the future! I mentioned how writing down your goals is key to success. When you physically see what you want and what … Continue reading Setting Realistic Goals (FREE Worksheets!)

Literacy Lunacy: Lena North’s Wilder

When Wilder’s grandpa and mom die, she sure she’s alone in the world. But, Grandpa Willy leaves her a final gift in his will – the truth that, Paolo, the only man she ever known as her father, is in fact not. After meeting her real dad, Hawker, Wilder’s life takes the least expected turn. She discovers she has an impossible heritage. It isn’t long … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Lena North’s Wilder

5 Things I Learned While Writing

I’ve worked on my novel for more than six years. On multiple occasions, I did full stops with writing. Luckily, I didn’t give up and I’ve grown as a person and as a writer. Nearing the end of my revisions, I decided to make a list of some of the most important things I’ve learned as a writer. Writing Is More Work Than You Expect … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned While Writing

Literacy Lunacy: Alex Spagel’s Becoming the Dragon

When sixteen year old Andy Kerimov heads to his dad’s work to deliver forgotten paperwork, he’s  accidentally trapped  at the center of a science experiment. Before anything can be done to stop it, Andy is teleported to a new world: Ilanta. Filled with both humans and fantastical creatures, Andy overcomes one life-threatening challenge after another. He meets orcs, elves, and dragons, all while gaining new … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Alex Spagel’s Becoming the Dragon

What I Enjoy About Writing

I don’t know where to begin. I love writing. It’s challenging, but in the best way. “Writing. It hurts so good.” And yes, it does. I write whenever and wherever. And that’s the beauty of it. I make my own schedule and create stories to share with the world. Most importantly, I don’t have to make unnecessary sacrifices. I’m excited by what I do. I … Continue reading What I Enjoy About Writing