My Top 10 Anticipated Reads for 2019

Hey, everybody! 2019 is here, and that means a whole new year of books! Here are the books I’m most excited to read this year (not necessarily that came out this year, but that I plan to read this year)! They aren't in any particular order, and with that said, let's get started! #1: THE... Continue Reading →

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Favourite Books In Each Genre

Hey, everybody! Today I'll be talking about my favourite books in a bunch of different genres (though the age-range will likely be YA for most)! Let's jump right in! Contemporary: "My Sister's Keeper" This book is just...wow. So many emotions! I absolutely loved this book, it's one of my all-time favourites. The characters were so... Continue Reading →

Self-Publishing: Pros & Cons

As I've begun the process of professional editing, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my reasons for self-publishing. I'm not self-publishing because I'm lazy or impatient--I've been working on this book for five years, so trust me, I want what's best for it. I'm not self-publishing because I'm worried about... Continue Reading →

Setting the Scene

Setting the scene is something many writers struggle with. Alas, it must be done. Characters can't just be running around in white space, right? Here are some tips to help you conquer scene-setting. Why Set the Scene? In order for readers to visualize your story, your characters need to clearly be somewhere. Your readers need to be... Continue Reading →

How to Write Realistic Friendships

Most good books will feature at least one friendship, if not a few, so it's important to learn how to write them well. Whether the friendship is your main plot or a sub-plot, it's important to make it believable. Your audience can't connect with your characters and relate to their friendship if it's completely unrealistic.... Continue Reading →

Revision & Editing: Not Optional

I know many writers think they can get away without revising or editing their work, or don’t know they need to, but trust me; it’s not a step you should try and skip. I’m speaking as somebody that knew nothing about revision or editing when I first started, and I came close to embarrassment. My... Continue Reading →

10 Common Cliches In Fiction

What is a cliché, anyway? When it comes to fiction, a cliché is something overused and betraying lack of originality, typically in the form of phrases, characterizations, and plot-points. These are ten common clichés I've noticed in fiction as a whole, but it's worth noting that Young Adult fiction tends to be especially guilty of... Continue Reading →

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