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Annie’s UPDATED writing survival kit

In the style of my recent post 11 things you should never say to a writer, and what to say instead, I'm dusting off this lil dinosaur and adding an update! You can read my original writing survival kit post here; it has your daily dose of outdated marble graphics as well as a singular… Continue reading Annie’s UPDATED writing survival kit

The story Annie keeps coming back to…

Why do we have these stories that we can't get out of our heads?

How Was My Beta Reading Process??

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??

My Writing Habits, Current Project, and a Writing Snippet // Rising Author Tag

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

On Writer Shyness // Why We Don’t Want People to Read Our Work

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

Annie is Looking for Beta Readers!

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!

Annie Debunks Common Writing Advice

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

Annie’s Take on Outlining (and Why She Doesn’t Like It)

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)

Annie’s Approach to Writer’s Block

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