ARTICLE: 4 Stages of Life

It has been the alpha and omega of writing ruts for me. Looking back, I posted my last article on February 1...of 2016! Starting 2016 off, I had just released Kalcyon, the second installment in The Phoenix Ashes Trilogy, and planned to complete the last book by the end of the year. Quite ambitious, even …

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ARTICLE: So, what do you do?

So, what do you do? What have you been up to?  Did you find a job? As a millennial in her mid-20's, this question has easily become the bane of my existence. My life in regards to employment is unconventional to say the least. I'm ridiculous busy, yet not busy at all. If you don't …

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ARTICLE POST: Planner or Spontaneous

Are you a planner or the spontaneous type? I rest somewhere in-between the two. On one side, I love to plan--I spent $14.99 on a calendar app, yes, a CALENDAR APP. Sometimes I can't believe it myself, but then again it's probably the only app I haven't regretted buying, and literally use it to list …

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ARTICLE POST: Book Reviews, an Author’s Favorite Gift

As both a writer and a reader, I have come to realize the importance of book reviews. I want to emphasize reviews--I am not referring to a book's ratings. While ratings are important, the review is much more precious. Ratings are subjective because there will always be someone who absolutely hates it and wants to …

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ARTICLE POST: Two Types of Writers

Writers write because they have something to share. Whether they get something back in return is entirely out of their control, so they should focus on what they can control, and that's their writing. Some writers will write for their reading audience. They want readers to like their stories (I mean, who doesn't?) so they …

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ARTICLE POST: The Indie Book Stigma

There are two types of authors: self-published authors and traditionally published authors. But at the end of the day, both authors are still just writers who want to share their story to readers around the world. There are benefit and consequences to both methods of publishing. I haven't been traditionally published (yet) and decided to …

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ARTICLE POST: Writing Convention

So I recently went to my first writing convention this past Saturday. It was a one-day affair and about an hour away from my home, so I wasn't forced to dish out an obscene amount of money to attend it. At the convention, they allowed writers to purchase 10-min pitch times with agents. I decided …

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