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A Little Tradition

It’s December and the year has flown by yet again! I’m not complaining as it’s been fairly eventful and full of happiness and love for me and, hopefully, it’s been the same for you. This may be corporate brainwashing a mom thing, but I always look forward to the holidays because I love spending it with my beautiful little family. My husband and I spend … Continue reading A Little Tradition

5 Awesome Ways to Outline Your Novel

There are plenty of ways to outline your novel, but if you’re just starting out, you may want something quick and easy. Here are some examples of five great ones to get you going. Check out my video to learn how each one benefits you! The General Outline Example: Scene 2:  School Dance/Interior Setting:  In gymnasium of Hana’s School. Characters:  Hana, Greg, and Cameron Plot: … Continue reading 5 Awesome Ways to Outline Your Novel

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

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!)

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

Literacy Lunacy: Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle

Know that I am furious I have not seen the movie to this yet! I missed the opportunity while it was in theaters and I’m still waiting to hear if it’s out on DVD. I read Jeannette Walls’ novel for a class and I’m glad we did because I don’t believe I would have come across it on my own. Before I even finished it, … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle

Literacy Lunacy: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood

This was going to be a movie. I’m positive it’s why I purchased it. As it turns out, the book I was actually written for the movie. It’s a tie-in novel. Kind of like one of those junior novels for Disney films. Except Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood is a young adult novel in the classic fairy tale. Valerie’s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood

Literacy Lunacy: Veronica Roth’s Divergent

Veronica Roth’s novel, Divergent, was recommended to me by a co-worker back when I was still an employee at a bookstore. She was also extremely kind to have let me borrow it before I decided to get a copy for myself. I’ve read a few dystopian novels before this, but Divergent was a different (even if cliched) take on the idea. So, thanks dear co-worker, … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Veronica Roth’s Divergent

Literacy Lunacy: Alyson Noël’s Evermore

I can’t remember how I came across Evermore. Either way, I know I liked it enough to get the rest of the series. At least, I think I did. I may be missing the last one. Any who… After a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Alyson Noël’s Evermore