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How Well Do You Know Me? {Tag}

A few weeks ago, my good friend Sarah tagged me for the Blue Sky Tag, so I thought I'd slip this little post in here today for your enjoyment. Consider it a little 'get to know me better' sort of thing. These questions are totally random (and some of them had me...

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Writing from a Guy’s POV When You’re a Girl

Writing from the POV (point of view) of someone of the opposite gender can be challenging to do realistically, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. If you're a girl, writing from a girl's perspective will naturally come easier simply because girls know how girls...

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Nadine Brandes Cover Reveal!!

If someone asks me who my favourite authors are, there's always a fairly similar reply. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis must be on the list, of course, otherwise I'd be too shamed to be called a book dragon. In the past few years though, several more names have gotten onto the...

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Know Your World – Guest Post by C. L. Farrelly

Good morn all. Today I have the lovely C. L. Farrelly here to chat about worldbuilding! I'm not really a person for extensive or very skilled worldbuilding so I can't wait to apply what she has to say. So I'll step back and let you enjoy! 🙂 ~ ♦ ~ Jane asked me to do...

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What I’m Writing for NaNoWriMo 2017

November has come once again, folks. The writerly blogs are falling into the pattern of posts about NaNoWriMo the same as last year...and the year before...and the year before... 😛 I resisted thus far, but now that November and NaNo have begun, I decided it was high...

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There are Never Too Many Bookshelves

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you might remember that in October's newsletter I had a few photos of a building project. I may have also mentioned it in passing in a blog post at some stage. (Pizza for anyone who actually does remember! 😛 ) For those who don't...

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Dos and Don’ts For Young Characters

One of the things in some books that really peeves me is young characters written unrealistically. It seems that 90% of the time that small kiddos appear in YA fiction, they're either completely flat characters just there to look cute, or they're completely...

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When Inspiration Flees…

Writing is hard. I think everyone who does it can agree: it's tough. We cocoon ourselves up into little balls of insanity and sit and write words. Every day. Sometimes all day. Every now and then I just get those days where I don't feel inspired to try. I know I could...

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Rising Author Vlog-Tag!

I have a list of tags that I've been given. A list about 7-tags long. I don't want to bore you all with 'oh, and yet another tag post' so I decided to find a new and different way to answer these questions. Today, I'm eliminating one of the seven tags and am going to...

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Behind the Scenes of Burning Rose: Rose of the Oath

You all should remember a few weeks ago, I took part in the Burning Rose cover reveal. This week, Burning Rose released to the world! I'm so excited for this book, and I can't possibly recommend it enough. I received an ARC of this, and it was absolutely worth every...

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On My Bookshelf: Contemporary

Reading has always been a huge part of my life. From a smol toddler, to the current me, I've devoured many, many books. I have a bookshelf with five decent sized shelves and each one absolutely packed and double layered to the bargain. So I thought it would be fun to...

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What Makes Tolkien’s Stories Timeless?

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort...   Today—on the...

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Seven Tips for Writing Unique Characters

“Your characters are cliché.” Isn’t that one of the worst things that a writer can hear? The precious babies that you’ve spent so much time on sound like just another Harry Potter. Just another Disney princess. But with the amount of books in the world today, how can...

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Burning Rose Cover Reveal – Hope Ann

My author friend Hope Ann is gearing up to release Burning Rose, a paperback collection of the first three Legends of Light novellas! And now we all get to feast our eyes on the gorgeous cover!! A war, founded in ancient legends, changes the lives of those it touches...

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Giveaway Winner and a Q+A Writer’s Tag

It's been one whole week since my website launched! *cue confetti explosions* You guys are all so amazing and flooded me with comments and emails and I'm still so overwhelmed with your encouragement. 🙂 But now that it's been a week, the time has come. I have drawn...

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Website Launch, Newsletter, and GIVEAWAY!

Today is the official launch of my author website (as you can hopefully tell). Needless to say, much flailing and shrieking and excitement has been happening. Along with much work and photos and brainstorming. (Shout out to my epic sisters Clare—who took my photo—and...

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