Annie Gives Book Recommendations: If You Liked This, Read This

There's nothing I love more than a good book recommendation, so today I'm going to share some of my most common book recommendations based on books that seem to be pretty popular right now in a "if you liked this, read this" format. Without further ado, here are some books that I think you'll enjoy:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

LAST CALL: Ask Annie Questions!

This is it!  My Q&A goes live tomorrow at 11:00 AM EST, so get your questions in fast!

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…