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 … Continue reading Annie Has Blog Burnout and Wants to Talk About It

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 … Continue reading Annie Gets Awards!

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 … Continue reading Annie Is Looking For Guest Posts and Collaborators

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 … Continue reading Apps that Help Annie Write

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 … Continue reading Annie Talks Dialogue Tags: A Discussion Post

How Annie Improves Her Writing Even When She’s Not Writing

If there's an award for Most Confusing Blog Post Title, I'd like to nominate myself.  As wordy as that title is, it's the best way to phrase what I'm trying to say: I want to talk about the ways I improve my writing even when I'm not writing.  As much as I'd love to sit … Continue reading How Annie Improves Her Writing Even When She’s Not Writing

Why Annie Doesn’t Do NaNoWriMo

Hello!  Today's little blog post is something I've been reading a lot about lately: NaNoWriMo.  I've seen a lot of people who swear by NaNoWriMo, but I've never participated myself for several reasons and I'm going to discuss those reasons. Brief disclaimer: I am neither condoning nor condemning NaNoWriMo.  I think it's a fabulous device … Continue reading Why Annie Doesn’t Do NaNoWriMo

Annie Writes: A Short Story

Today I'm doing something totally out of my comfort zone: I'm sharing a short story!  This is a little piece I wrote for a creative writing class in high school and have been working on ever since.  The full story is also available on my Wattpad. Without further ado, let's get started! Magnolia: A Short … Continue reading Annie Writes: A Short Story

Annie’s Writing Survival Kit

For me, quality writing is elusive.  I've been working on my novel for just under a year now (which is scaring the crap out of me because it's still unfinished) and I've spent a lot of time figuring out my little superstitious way to ensure maximum productivity and creativity.  Here are the things that help … Continue reading Annie’s Writing Survival Kit

Annie Answers Questions: A Celebratory Q&A

I propose a toast: to you, my readers, my followers, the people who think what I'm saying is worth hearing.  Thank you thank you thank you!  In between the time of asking for questions and completing the Q&A, I reached 300 followers, so double the celebration and double the thanks! Let's get right to it: … Continue reading Annie Answers Questions: A Celebratory Q&A