19 Facts About Annie

Hi y'all!  Since I've gained so many followers recently both on Twitter and on my blog (which I'm way grateful for!!!), I found it only fitting to reintroduce myself so we all can get to know each other.  I also write about myself in my Introducing Annie post many moons ago and you can read … Continue reading 19 Facts About Annie

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 Is Giving Away Books!

ONLY ONE DAY LEFT to enter my Writing Survival Kit giveaway!  I'm hosting this giveaway to celebrate reaching 500 followers, which I'm still freaking out about!  You can get the full details of the giveaway here. To refresh your memory, here is a list of all the lovely goodies you could win: A Study in … Continue reading Annie Is Giving Away Books!

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

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!

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

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

An Open Letter To People Who Tell Me that Writers Don’t Make Money

Dear People Who Tell Me that Writers Don't Make Money, Let me start by saying this: you are wrong.  Writers make money.  The good ones make lots of money, the okay ones probably don't.  In truth, I'm an unpublished eighteen-year-old girl who has no authority to be speaking on the financials of my future career, … Continue reading An Open Letter To People Who Tell Me that Writers Don’t Make Money

What Annie Learned About Blogging in Six Months

Six months ago, I started this little site with the intention of forming a writing network and improving my craft.  While I totally flaked out until the end of May, I've found some serious joy and had some serious fun in the past month building my network and interacting with some seriously talented individuals. To … Continue reading What Annie Learned About Blogging in Six Months