When I was fourteen, I went to a nursing home while at a summer camp. We decided to give them a visit and have chance to speak with the residents. I was still very, very shy at this point. I watched the other more outgoing girls strike up conversations with the residents with relative ease… Continue reading “Don’t Stop Writing.”
What's better than being pleasantly surprised by a book you weren't expecting to like so much? Here are a few books I went into that I ended up liking way more than I thought I would. 1. The Peculiar by Stephen BachmannMy brother's school was having a book fair of sorts and he picked this up for me.… Continue reading Books I Didn’t Expect to Like (and ended up loving)
Are you running a little low on inspiration? Do you want to write, but have no clue what to write about? Well, say no more! Here are five writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing! Remember, everything you write is going to benefit you in the long run. Even if you sit down and… Continue reading 5 Writing Prompts
Hello, readers! I have more of a fun blog post for today! I know I've mentioned them before, and how they're constant presences in my life, always ready to lend me an ear when I need to work out the plot points of a new story aloud. That's right, it's time for you to meet… Continue reading Meet the Horses!
If you read my post, “Treat writing seriously,” you might be wondering how you can do just that. The thing about writing is the best way to improve at writing is to write. There's no way around if. If you don't have time to write, there's only one thing you can do—make time. We're all… Continue reading Making Time to Write
Photo by Tim Samuel on Pexels.com There comes a point in writing when you, as the writer, can no longer effectively proofread. It might be your third draft when you've gone over it so many times that you've picked out all you can. It might be sooner on, when you're so excited by the story… Continue reading Beta Readers and Why They’re Important
Photo by Evie Shaffer on Pexels.com I miss the warmth of scented air, Like a gentle touch from the sun. I miss the wildflowers everywhere, As winter becomes undone. The Earth is stuck in her sleepy state, Wrapped in blankets of snow. I long for the time when it comes awake, And the sun returns… Continue reading Homesick for the Spring
You know when you want to read but you also don't want to read? Nothing is grabbing your interest and you just feel like you'll never read another book again? That's the reading slump. It's like writer's block but for reading, and it is very annoying. Sometimes it's caused by burnout, sometimes it's caused by the emotional ending of a… Continue reading The Reading Slump and How I Get out of It