I'm normally not one for goals. Frankly, I'm not one for the whole "new year" concept either (except Chinese New Year, because then I get to eat lots of food). But symbolically I realize how it could help people (still don't really see why it's a holiday, but I'll take what I can get) set … Continue reading Goal Setting or Wishful Thinking? My Goals for 2019
Whew! This month has been absolutely wild, and I've definitely been posting or maintaining my blog no where near to the level that I intended. This is not my normal type of post, but I thought I'd offer some excuses + apologies for my spotty posting throughout the month. I mean, first off, I am … Continue reading Life, Reading, & Me Updates!
A lot of you have probably heard about those books the bookish community blows up about--books with harmful representation of minorities. It's happened on countless occasions--for different racial minorities as well as disabilities and LGBTQ+ rep and almost every minority under the sun. Harmful rep sucks and we want writers to write books that represent … Continue reading What NOT to Do When Describing Race in Novels
Sometimes, when reading, you may come to the dilemma that you just despise the main character. Or, at the very least, very much dislike them. And then you're stuck with the problem of if you should DNF the book because you don't want to handle the main protagonist annoying you, or if you should stick … Continue reading How Likeable Do Characters Have To Be?
Update time! So we're on Day 8 of National Novel Writing Month and things have been okay for me. I got off to a good start, meeting my goal every day. But starting on Monday I started slipping behind because of schoolwork and stuff. And hopefully I'll be able to recuperate, but sometimes the little things (a … Continue reading Writing Wednesday #2: NaNoWriMo Day 8
After coming down from that candy sugar high, many of those in the writing community have dived into a new goal that doesn't involve swindling extra candy from their gullible neighbors: NaNoWriMo. If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, in short, it stands for National Novel Writing Month and is a month where aspiring and … Continue reading Writing Wednesday #1: NaNoWriMo + Updates
April, July, and November are some of the most writing intensive months for some people, especially myself. From steep word goals to even steeper personal goals, these are months where everyone seems to be writing like they're running out of time. But hidden underneath is the subtle undertone that makes Camp NaNoWriMo (April & July) … Continue reading NaNoWriMo vs. Camp NaNoWriMo
The Wattys is a time of year where people are in a scramble to start books, finish books, and all around get their books ready for this annual contest. In doing all of this, a lot of people wonder how much of a chance their book has to win. Now, Wattpad says that it's based … Continue reading The Wattys 2017
There have been so many articles about so-called ‘Grammar Nazis’ (this is one among many other terms for them). The most recent one I have read was in Wattmag Issue #2 which I found somewhat controversial. On Wattpad, inline comments are enabled, and it can be a great tool for feedback, but it can also be … Continue reading Grammar Nazis