My Advice to the Young Writer

This was previously posted over at Shelf Control. Thanks so much, Jaybird! As a teenager, my dream was to independently publish my first novel at eighteen (or earlier—but eighteen was the maximum). That was my goal, my obsession. I struggled with a lot of depression, anger, and distance from God because of that idol ofContinue reading “My Advice to the Young Writer”

My Thoughts on Writing Historical Fiction

A Disclaimer before you start: This might a slightly controversial blog post. These are 100% my opinions and I’m not trying to shove them down anyone’s throat or say that you are wholly mistaken for taking the opposite view. I’m just offering my perspective on a subject that I have thought deeply about. I’m also not bashing anyone orContinue reading “My Thoughts on Writing Historical Fiction”

A Letter to my Book "The Colour Red"

If you’ve been around for a while, you remember when I wrote letters to my two other finished books: Chords, and Broken. I stole this idea from Hailey Rose, who stole this from someone else. Today’s letter is addressed to my latest WIP, The Colour Red. Dear Colour Red (a.k.a. CR), I have a historyContinue reading “A Letter to my Book "The Colour Red"”

My 5 Favourite Bookish Twists || Clichés & Twists 02

Today is part two of my clichés & twists series. Be sure to read part one if you haven’t yet. As I stated last week, I like the “perfect” things. Beautiful heroine, handsome hero, predictable romance, happy-ever-after, villain-is-caught type of books. And yet… I also love the not-what-I-expected, bittersweet, realistic, unusual type of books too. There’s aContinue reading “My 5 Favourite Bookish Twists || Clichés & Twists 02”

My Writing Journey: My Advice to Young Aspiring Authors

As a child, I took scenes and passages and descriptions from various books and move them into a story. I usually ended up with it unfinished, but at the time it pleased me very much. Then I began to write little stories—2 or 3 pages, probably less than 500 words. When I was about 10,Continue reading “My Writing Journey: My Advice to Young Aspiring Authors”

My 5 Favourite Bookish Clichés || Clichés & Twists 01

Hello, everyone! Today we’re going to have a bit more of a writer/bookish post where I share about my five favourite clichés! We’re also starting something that will hopefully become a series… 😉  We all know what clichés are. (<< please note the accent on the e. “Cliche” is not a word.)  They are the thingsContinue reading “My 5 Favourite Bookish Clichés || Clichés & Twists 01”

The NaNoWriMo 20 Questions Tag

So we have an unexpected tag today because I saw this the other night and decided to answer it. ;D Rules:  Thank the person that tagged you. (Sarah left this tag open.) Link back to the creator of this tag, Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner.  Feel free to use the NaNoWriMo 20 Questions Tag graphics! Answer the questions.Continue reading “The NaNoWriMo 20 Questions Tag”

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