Annie Likes Words Has 500 Followers and is Freaking Out About It! // Q&A + Giveaway

As the title of this post suggests, I'm currently freaking out!  A beautiful little notification popped up on my phone today that said I have 500 followers, which is why I'm freaking out.  Have I mentioned that I'm freaking out? If you are reading this post, thank you.  If you have ever visited my site, … Continue reading Annie Likes Words Has 500 Followers and is Freaking Out About It! // Q&A + Giveaway

Annie Goes Through Her Goodreads

I've recently been inspired by the Down the TBR Hole posts (I'm not sure who created it, so if you know please leave a link in the comments so I can give the creator credit) and decided to try my hand at it! I started by going to my Goodreads to-read shelf and put my … Continue reading Annie Goes Through Her Goodreads

Introducing Annie

Hello, lovely readers 🙂 I was trying to decide what to blog about today and I was struck by a startling realization: I've yet to complete an "about me" post!  All I've done is ramble on about reading and writing and such without so much as a basic introduction.  I am a southern lady if … Continue reading Introducing Annie

Annie’s Favorite Types of Posts

Hey hey hey!  Today I'm going to share with you some of my favorite posts to read here on this little site called WordPress.  There are so many fabulous sites and fabulous writers here, so naturally one of my new favorite things to do is check out other blogger's posts while garnering some inspiration for … Continue reading Annie’s Favorite Types of Posts

Annie’s Favorite Historical Fiction Books

Hello folks!  American Independence Day has me in a retrospective mood and what better way to be retrospective than to contemplate Annie's favorite historical fiction.  Historical books done right are some of my favorites because they are transportive in nature: we read to escape the troubles of reality, so why not experience a time gone … Continue reading Annie’s Favorite Historical Fiction Books

Q&A: Ask Annie Questions!

To celebrate 250 followers and 6 months of blogging, I'm going to be doing a little Q&A and I want YOU to help a girl out and ask some questions!  From books to writing to lifestyle to my favorite flavor of ice cream, let me know what you want to know. You can leave your … Continue reading Q&A: Ask Annie Questions!

Annie’s Favorite Beach Reads

Is there anything better than a cold drink, a hot sun, and a good book?  Yeah, I didn't think so.  While I can't help with the cold drink and hot sun part, I can help with a good book, so that's what I'm going to do!   Before we get started, I wanted to ask for … Continue reading Annie’s Favorite Beach Reads

How Annie Develops Her Characters

Some of the best writing advice I ever received was this: your characters don't drive your plot, they are your plot.  Their brilliant or stupid choices decide what the hell happens between the front and back covers of your book, so make them good.  In this spirit, I'm going to share a little bit about how … Continue reading How Annie Develops Her Characters

The Mystery Blogger Award

The heck!?  My heart is still beating unnaturally fast because I'm kind of freaking out right now.  The lovely Aly from "Book Huntress' World" nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award andI'm not quite sure how to handle it.  Do I cry with happiness, do I scream with joy?  I don't know, I'll probably end … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award