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How Camp NaNoWriMo is Going as the End of the Month Approaches

July started with me as an optimistic writer, hitting my daily word count goal every day. It's ending with me being slightly behind but determined to still write those 50,00 words for my Camp NaNoWriMo Challenge of 2019. So, around mid-July, life started to happen. I got a new job and went in for lots… Continue reading How Camp NaNoWriMo is Going as the End of the Month Approaches

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Why I Am Slowly Stepping Away from Social Media

I genuinely loved going on my social media platforms. Each one had a purpose. Instagram allowed me to be aesthetically artsy. Facebook allowed me to be a host of funny content. Snapchat allowed me to keep in touch with friends on a daily basis. Every scroll, like, and post had a reason behind it. Now,… Continue reading Why I Am Slowly Stepping Away from Social Media

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Book Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | The End

"HAVE YOU GONE MAD?" Ron bellowed. "ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?" Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Page 278 And so the magic continues. My very first thought was, "What a short, sweet book." It really was such a short and simple little book about a boy who gets the most unexpected surprise of… Continue reading Book Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | The End

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Book Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | Before Reading

In 2017, I had a blog on which I basically did what I do on this blog. I have rebranded since then. On that old blog, "Book Thoughts" was known as "Written Wandering," and I wrote about my experience reading through the Harry Potter series for the very first time. When I deleted that old… Continue reading Book Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | Before Reading

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How a Book Proposal Broke Me, then Gave Me Armor | Query Quest Update

Though I'm not a huge fan of my book publishing class for a number of reasons, it has helped me learn how to market my book. Don't get me wrong. I'm still struggling with finding the right words to sell my book, besides the obvious: "It's amazing!" Still, I'm getting there. A big assignment we… Continue reading How a Book Proposal Broke Me, then Gave Me Armor | Query Quest Update

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Here are 5 Tips on How to Prepare for a Writing Session on a Long Flight

I am traveling to Las Vegas this weekend for a week-long broadcaster's conference. Seeing this is my first time to Las Vegas, I will definitely be writing a blog post about it at some point. However, this is not my first time on a plane. Far from it. I've been traveling ever since I was… Continue reading Here are 5 Tips on How to Prepare for a Writing Session on a Long Flight

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Why Writing a Book Proposal is So Helpful | Query Quest Update

I won't lie. I haven't given as much attention to my book proposal for my English class as I wish I did. In fact, I haven't given much attention to that class at all, but that's for a number of different reasons. When I go to work on my book proposal, I try to put… Continue reading Why Writing a Book Proposal is So Helpful | Query Quest Update

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Ambient Sounds and Music for Writers

Some writers love the silence of the early morning or the late night while they write. Some love the soft white noise of a cafe or a library as they type. Then, there are those writers who love ambient sounds and music without leaving the comfort of their home. I am the latter. I have… Continue reading Ambient Sounds and Music for Writers