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June 2017

#RebelliousWriting {AFRAID TO TURN THE PAGE}

pic from pinterest You’ve probably seen this thing called Rebellious Writing going around blogsphere lately. It was started by Gray as a rebellion against all the horrible stuff in the YA genre these days. This movement is making me do the happy dance, because I believe clean YA is really, really important. Books are amazing. Stories are powerful. I rambled on about that a few weeks ago. But while stories can be powerful in amazing ways by inspiring us to…



{WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE GETTING WORSE} let’s talk perfectionism

picture from pinterest To be completely honest, I’ve been cringing over this very phrase for the past month: what if I’m getting worse?  In April, I wrote the second novel in my trilogy, Outcast. I can honestly believe that I was having a really good streak when writing that book. I can go back and read it and, for the first time, feel happy with my writing, knowing that it is good. It’s not all good, obviously, but it’s not…


writing tips


  IT’S SUMMER. Okay, so not literally, since it’s not the 21st yet, but I consider it summer whenever school is out, which is June, so… It’s summer. I’m leaving it at that xD – Hike into Yosemite Valley. I’m going to Yosemite this summer with my dad! (hopefully. there’s a lot of snow in the area XP) We went last year, and this year we’re hoping to hike in or out of the valley. In sounds easier, thus we’ll…


bookish, life


just ignore the fact that none of my pictures ever have anything to do with the actual post 😛   Stories change us.   As readers of them, we’re effected by what happens to the characters, the struggles and trials they go through. Most of us don’t sit down to read a novel expecting to learn something; we’re looking for enjoyment.   Or, as C.S. Lewis quotes:   We read to know we are not alone   I could ramble…