All in the Name of Research!

What's up, readers! Today we're talking all about research! Now don't get all disappointed here. This isn't a school assignment, some science report, and anything like that. I'm talking about research for books! This is your writing research, because YES, writing involves some research! In fact, research for my books is my favorite type of…

Can A Teenager Really Publish a Book??

Alright everyone. This post is for all you minors out there. (And of course everyone else is still welcome.) For any kid who's ever had a story wandering around in their head, who's ever thought of writing a book. You've asked yourself the question; "Can I really write and publish a book? I'm not an…

Why do Writers Need to Take Breaks From Writing??

Hey everybody! Some of you might know that I took a small trip last week, in which I could not write or edit at all. (That's why there wasn't a post last week.) Some people like to say that you know you're a writer when you feel you have to write constantly. I can understand…

ProWritingAid and Why I Use It.

Every good writer knows that editing is a vital part in the book writing journey. It is something that can't be overlooked. I have struggled with establishing my editing process for a very long time. I'm still figuring out how to go about it with every new book I write. My general editing process usually…

Why You Need A Writing Notebook and What to Put Inside It

Hello everyone! Here's a question for all you writers. Do you have a writing notebook? For those who don't know what this is, it's basically a writer's diary. It's a journal that holds just about whatever information a writer needs.To get started, what do you put inside your writing notebook? First of all, here's a…

Is Writer’s Block Real?

Hey everyone! So, lots have been happening during quarantine. I've got multiple writing projects going on, and some exciting school things coming up, but today we're going to tackle writer's block! There is a lot of controversy in the writing community on whether or not writer's block is real. Some say it is, others think…

A Day at the Safari Park!

Last week I celebrated my 17th birthday! My family and I went to the San Diego Safari Park (used to be called the Wild Animal Park). Growing up, I went there all the time! It was a huge part of my childhood! So, to start off the last year before I'm 18, I decided to…

When the Writing Life Gets Stressful: A Little Bit of Motivation.

The writing life can be stressful sometimes, heck, life can be stressful! You can be feeling stuck in your story, lose motivation. Life happens and your writing is put on the back burner. That's ok! I just have to remind myself that hey, I can do this! Look how far I've come already! I have…

How to Have Time for School AND Writing.

With the new semester starting I know it can be difficult finding time to write. Everyone is worried about school. Time for vacation is over and it's time to get back to work. When can you find time to write? Here's the thing. Time has to be made, not found. It's important for everyone to…

Your First Draft vs. Sandcastles

"I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that I can later build sandcastles."-Shannon Hale Here is one of my favorite writing quotes. I even have it hung up in my room. Starting your book can be scary. That first draft could be the most intimidating…