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

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 … Continue reading Introducing Annie

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

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

What Annie’s Doing: A Reading and Writing Update #2

Is it actually July?  That's what my planner says, but I'm having a hard time believing it.  So much has happened in life and on this little site the past month that it's felt more like a week than a month.  To help usher in July, I'm going to do a little recap of my … Continue reading What Annie’s Doing: A Reading and Writing Update #2

Annie’s Unpopular Opinions

Hiya folks!  Today's lil post is about my opinions regarding book and writing-related things or ideals with which I don't agree.  I'd be lying if I said I didn't lay in bed until 12:30 AM yesterday watching these videos on YouTube, so I'm going justify my binge-watching by calling it "research" for this post. Regardless, … Continue reading Annie’s Unpopular Opinions