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
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
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!
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
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)
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!
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
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 … Continue reading Annie’s July Update
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
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!