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When You’re Failing at NaNoWriMo

Look guys, NaNo is huge. It's a massive undertaking that thousands of writers tackle every year. Many find success - hell, I've heard legends about people completing double-NaNo in November (I know, I struggle to comprehend it too!), but more importantly, there's also hundreds (thousands?) of us who don't reach the 50,000 word goal. And … Continue reading When You’re Failing at NaNoWriMo

Samhain Writing Prompt

In the spirit of Halloween / Samhain, write a short story inspired by one of these microfiction horror stories. I'd love to see what you come up with, drop me a link so I can read!   Disclaimer: not my images. Source unknown.

The Reading Challenge Addict

The Reading Challenge Addict is for everyone who seems to participate in mass amounts of reading challenges at once. At one point, I was participating in something like 7 reading challenges with the goal of finishing FIFTY BOOKS in the space of a year. That number to me now is... insane.   How addicted are … Continue reading The Reading Challenge Addict

Recent Adoptions

Life is exceptionally busy during crunch time at uni, assignments due, stress is high, etc. so the blog posts are a little slow, and my shopping trips are impulsive. Luckily I can salvage one of these issues with the other. This is a blabbering, round-about way of saying I left my house and when I … Continue reading Recent Adoptions

Halloween Reading Challenge

This reading challenge has been slightly adapted; click the link to view the original post. The Halloween Reading Challenge will, naturally, take place in the month of October.  How the Halloween Reading Challenge Works: This is a design it yourself challenge. I want you to choose your own reading goals. This is a low pressure challenge … Continue reading Halloween Reading Challenge

Why You Should Consider Completely Scrapping Chapter One

Let's talk about the first chapter of a book and the reasons why I scrap chapter one. Chapter One: The Beginning. The first words of a story, the first scenes and events - for me - are equivalent to dipping your toes in the water, a temperature test, an experiment in preparation. Obviously, this will … Continue reading Why You Should Consider Completely Scrapping Chapter One

Disappearing Act

I pulled another vanishing act this past month or so. Due to personal life struggles, I decided to take a break from... well, everything. I packed a bag and went away for two weeks, ignoring all social media so I could focus on myself for a while. It was much needed and properly enjoyed, but … Continue reading Disappearing Act

The Young Adult Reading Challenge

The Rules: All books must be Young Adult. Track your books either privately, or publicly on your blog or a Goodreads account. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed. There are four levels: The … Continue reading The Young Adult Reading Challenge

Review: The Laughing Corpse (book 2)

The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Just a brief, probably biased review:I've been a fan of Laurell K. Hamilton for years now, and I enjoyed the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series enough for this to be my second read through as I collect her books.The Laughing Corpse, the … Continue reading Review: The Laughing Corpse (book 2)

The Authors Note

Honestly, a lot of authors notes are... well, decidedly boring. They're often just called Acknowledgements these days I think, and very few people pause to read them. There are however, some gems out there. I found these a while ago:   I honestly can't wait to write a creative, witty authors note of my own! … Continue reading The Authors Note