Weekly Writing Update 4

A Lovely Verse: “Chapter Two: Louisa” is now complete. I am putting this novel on hold to work on a short story for my Speculative Fiction: Horror class. The next chapter will be from Xavier’s point of view, and I’m very excited about this because I write stories with a lot of dialogue, and XavierContinue reading “Weekly Writing Update 4”

Scribbler Review

So first off, a disclaimer: I am not being paid or compensated in any way to write this review. It’s just purely for fun. Now that we’ve got that out of the way… Scribbler is a subscription box by authors and for writers. Each month, you get “curated writing gifts,” an autographed novel, a teachingContinue reading “Scribbler Review”

Weekly Writing Update 3

A Lovely Verse: “Chapter One: Gregory” is complete and will be put on Patreon later this month! “Chapter Two: Louisa” will be out sometime soon as well, possibly as soon as this month because I plan on “Chapter Three: Xavier” being workshopped by my Speculative Fiction: Horror class. The first chapter introduces the frustrated Gregory,Continue reading “Weekly Writing Update 3”

Weekly Writing Update #2

A Lovely Verse: So my workshop went really well. Part of it consisted of me trying not to laugh as my classmates picked at something I’d forgotten to change. In the original, Xavier was a young boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (which I’ve personally been diagnosed with) and was nonverbal, and Eliza, his sister, neverContinue reading “Weekly Writing Update #2”

3 Ways to Create the Perfect Writing Space

So you think you’re ready to write. You’ve got your pen and paper or laptop handy, and you’re about to write the future bestselling mystery or fantasy or literary novel. The pen touches the paper or your fingers graze the keys. Something doesn’t feel right, though. There’s a noisy neighbor yelling in the apartment over,Continue reading “3 Ways to Create the Perfect Writing Space”

Weekly Writing Update – February 17th, 2020

High Fantasy Novel: Currently, my high fantasy novel is with a reader who will be returning it to me soon with her notes. I’m hoping to have the final edits done by the end of the year. The novel itself follows a woman of dragon descent as she tries to rescue her friend from anContinue reading “Weekly Writing Update – February 17th, 2020”

Six Tips to Help You Write Every Day

I took a Creative Writing: Fiction course in college, and one of my classmates said something that will never leave me. She complained about the coursework, stating that she liked to write when “inspiration” hit. Ah, the mythical “inspiration.” The truth is, “inspiration” writers aren’t career writers. If you only write when inspiration strikes, you’reContinue reading “Six Tips to Help You Write Every Day”

12 Ways to Decrease Anxiety

Anxiety is the enemy of writers everywhere. Think about all the times you’ve procrastinated for fear of sitting in front of a blank page or Word document for half an hour, unable to put down even a single word. Yeah, I’ve been there, too. With problems like social anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and the occasional psychoticContinue reading “12 Ways to Decrease Anxiety”

Five Reasons Why You Should Read the Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr

Published: 2007, HarperTeen (HarperCollins Publishers) Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Edition: First paperback edition, 2008 This review is spoiler free! First Book Summary: Aislinn has always been able to see faeries. Their power and cruelty frighten her, so she has followed three rules to avoid being noticed by them: don’t stare, don’t speak toContinue reading “Five Reasons Why You Should Read the Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr”

Meacham – A Writer’s Conference

October 26, 2019 Today I attended my first writing seminar outside of the confines of a college course. This particular nonfiction seminar was a part of Meacham Writers’ Workshop, a conference held in the spring and fall at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. My mental preparation slipped away from me as the day ofContinue reading “Meacham – A Writer’s Conference”