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Monday Thoughts on Creativity: Ditching Clichés

Aaaaand we’re back from the weekend. Happy Monday! I think this quote is true of success in general, but creativity in particular blooms from original thoughts about the same old thing. In particular, think about descriptions. There are so many clichés out there, so many overused phrases that we accept in every single book. It’s really […]

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NaNoWriMo 2015 Begins TODAY!

So begins the season of hurried writing! During this year’s NaNoWriMo, I’m writing the second book in the Dark Victoriana Collection, Locke and Keye. I won’t be doing a vlog per day this time, but I will be vlogging when possible as well as trying some new cafes that I’ll take pictures of and tell you about. There […]

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Character Study: Psychopaths Are(n't) Always the Same

I love studying the way different authors, filmmakers, and artists represent various kinds of characters, so why not share my conclusions with you? Sharing makes these things much more fun. Let’s start with psychopaths. There are so many to choose from, but I have two particular ones in mind, and they’re not from books. My […]

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Symbol Sample: Harriet Craig

I am a HUGE fan of symbolism in every artistic medium. I always look for it in literature and movies specifically, and I always include it in my writing, no matter how short the piece is.  Symbolism is an essential part of my work, and the great thing about it is that a reader can […]

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NEW Writer's Takeaway Series on YouTube

Exciting news: I’m starting a new series on my YouTube channel called Writer’s Takeaway, and the first video is already up! In each episode, I’ll talk about what writers can learn from reading any particular book, fiction or nonfiction, that I have recently finished. The takeaway can be anything from writing style tips to dialogue technique to plot tightening, […]

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Writing Plan for NaNoWriMo!

Now we’re down to the last 9 days of NaNoWriMo! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?! Anyway, I came up with a helpful 10 day plan that will keep you on track so you can WIN! Check it out, and if you read this when we have 5 days left or 3 etc., just skip to that part […]

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