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…

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…

Annie’s July Favorites

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…

11 Things You Should Never Say to a Writer

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…

Annie’s July Update

Hello, friends!  Today I'm going to share a little bit about my month in terms of what I read, what I wrote, and what I did with my life other than obsessing over literature.  Let's do this. This month I was a good little reader.  I finally caught up to my Goodreads challenge and am feeling…

Annie Has Blog Burnout and Wants to Talk About It

The title of this post is pretty self-explanatory: I have blog burnout. In short, this means that I have a blog for which I want to craft eloquent posts, but I simultaneously feel like sitting down at a computer to crank out a single line of text might be proverbial equivalent of pulling my own…

Annie Gets Awards!

I've gotten a lot of nominations for awards lately and I thought I'd combine them all into one awkwardly long post of awards!  Without further ado, let's get this party started. I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Rayne @ Rayne at the Bus Stop, and Ally @ Ally Writes Things, so thanks…

Annie Is Looking For Guest Posts and Collaborators

Are you interested in writing a guest post for Annie Likes Words or working together on a collaborative post? I am looking for bloggers who share my passion for literature to either write a guest post or collaborate on a fabulous post to go on both of our sites.  I would prefer that the content…

Apps that Help Annie Write

  Today I'm going to share with you some of my favorite applications on iPhone and Mac that help me write.  There are so many options for writing aids these days as far as applications go and these are some of my tried and true favorites: WordPress: Duh!  I love the mobile app--it's so easy…

Annie Talks Dialogue Tags: A Discussion Post

Today, I'm addressing the hotly disputed (well, not hotly disputed, but disputed nonetheless) topic: dialogue tags. Let's start with a definition.  A dialogue tag is a phrase that follows, precedes, or breaks up dialogue in writing to describe how the character in question spoke.  For example, in the sentence "'I love to read Annie Likes…