Annie Debunks Common Writing Advice

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

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’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’s July Update

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

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  The good ones make lots of money, the okay ones probably don't.  In truth, I'm an unpublished eighteen-year-old girl who has no authority to be speaking on the financials of my future career, … Continue reading An Open Letter To People Who Tell Me that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’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