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Building a Following When You're Virtually Unknown

Hey everyone! Today's post isn't necessarily about writing, but it goes hand-in-hand, especially if you're planning on publishing. When I first considered publishing, I went back and forth on if I should pursue traditional or not. While traditional has a LOT of benefits, I felt self-publishing fit my needs and life, PLUS there's a wonderful… Continue reading Building a Following When You're Virtually Unknown

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I Didn't Win NaNoWriMo and I'm OK With That

First, to all of you who reached that 50K goal--CONGRATS! It's a major accomplishment that you should be immensely proud of. And those of you--like me--who gave it your best but just didn't hit your word goal--congrats to you too! You gave it a shot and you wrote words, and that's all that matters! Going… Continue reading I Didn't Win NaNoWriMo and I'm OK With That

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Why Editing is So Important For Self-Publishers

Hey all! Oceane here. As someone who is just beginning to figure out her own self-publishing journey, I've come to realize one thing that all self-publishers should know: Editing is extremely important! Maybe you already know this, maybe you don't, but it is important to understand. I myself have gone back and forth on whether… Continue reading Why Editing is So Important For Self-Publishers

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Three Ways to Improve the Romance in Your Novel… From a Non-romantic Writer

Elaborate title, right? If you couldn't already guess, I'm not a huge fan of romance. Sure, I love a good ship, I will melt a little during an adorable scene, and occasionally I won't roll my eyes at a "first kiss." But the thing is, romance in books today is sadly lacking in quality. Instead… Continue reading Three Ways to Improve the Romance in Your Novel… From a Non-romantic Writer

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Prioritizing Writing Despite Stress and Life

I'll be honest, I'm terrible when it comes to organizing my time and life. I let the things I care about the most get pushed to the side in my zealous pursuit of success in life. But, success isn't always everything. Far too many times I've missed out on a wonderful memory because I wasn't… Continue reading Prioritizing Writing Despite Stress and Life

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Typical Cliches and How to Avoid Them

The young woman yawned softly, her golden curls cascading down her shoulders. She blinked slowly, not wanting to rise from her massive and expensive bed. It was the first day at a new school and she was certain no one would like her, especially not the tall, blonde, blue-eyed, and slender girl with an enviable… Continue reading Typical Cliches and How to Avoid Them

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The Young Adult Genre and How it Has Changed

I love reading YA. It was always my dream as a little kid to finally be able to browse through the Teen section of the library and pick a book from there. Unfortunately, that dream still hasn't quite become a reality. What is it with the romance? Honestly, I want to know. Every YA novel… Continue reading The Young Adult Genre and How it Has Changed