Why do we have these stories that we can't get out of our heads?
I've always been slightly terrified of other people reading my work. Once I open up my little literary home and let people in, it becomes less mine and more theirs. I have to talk about the voices in my head and what they say to me; it's a pretty intimate thing, which is why I'm surprised … Continue reading How Was My Beta Reading Process??
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon Paper Blots' rendition of The Rising Author Tag and since it's been a minute since I've posted a tag (and a minute since I've talked about writing), I figured I'd lump these two things together in one happy lil post. I'm not tagging anyone or necessarily following the … Continue reading My Writing Habits, Current Project, and a Writing Snippet // Rising Author Tag
Today, I'm discussing something that impacts my life on a daily basis: why I hate sharing my writing. As a writer, my goal is to publish my work. The thought of holding my book, flipping through its pages and knowing that readers around the world are doing the very same, quite literally gets me out … Continue reading On Writer Shyness // Why We Don’t Want People to Read Our Work
Asy'all know, I've been working on a young adult thriller novel since the beginning of time. (It was actually August 2016, but it feels like I've been working on it since the beginning of time.) This little project of mine was the brainchild of an independent study I completed my senior year of high school and … Continue reading Annie is Looking for Beta Readers!
As a young writer, people are often all to eager to give me advice. My age and desired profession give off the idea that I'm young and naïve and have very little perspective on "making it big" as a writer. To an effect, they're right: I am young, I am somewhat naïve, but I'd like … Continue reading Annie Debunks Common Writing Advice
Let's not beat around the bush: I don't like outlining. If you've been with me long enough, you've certainly read about my distaste for the practice. If you're just joining us on this little journey of mine and didn't know my stance on outlining, now we're all on the same page. In real life, my tendencies … Continue reading Annie’s Take on Outlining (and Why She Doesn’t Like It)
Today, I'm addressing the bane of every writer's existence: writer's block. It's that feeling when you know you should be writing something, but you can't think of anything but complete, utter garbage. Of all writing-related topics to discuss, I feel like this is the topic we bloggers turn to with a startling frequency. Writers are … Continue reading Annie’s Approach to Writer’s Block
Hello, y'all! There's nothing that I love more than watching favorites videos on YouTube (except, you know, writing), so I thought I'd try my hand at it and share some word-related and non word-related products that I've been loving this month. I'm currently obsessed with... Amazon Echo Dot: I purchased one of these little gadgets for … Continue reading Annie’s July Favorites
As you can tell, I was pretty irate while writing this post and I'm not even published yet. (I have to say "I'm not even published yet" because I'm trying to be positive after writing this excessively salty post). Putting my personal vendettas aside, here is a comprehensive list of eleven things you should never … Continue reading 11 Things You Should Never Say to a Writer