#marywrites: Finishing a Book

Today’s #marywrites post was supposed to be about revision, but since I’m currently working on finishing a book, I thought it made more sense to talk about the thing that’s making me avoiding finishing my book! Look, I’ll be honest with you, no one actually ever wants to finish a book. Whether you’re a writer […]

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#marywrites: Using Other Characters

The entire point of this post is this: everything is fanfiction of something else. Don’t think Eragon is original, but instead an attempt to copycat some of the elements from LOTR? That’s fine, Tolkien readily admitted that he pulled from Norse & Celtic mythology to write LOTR. And, realistically, all mythology stems from ancient Pagan […]

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Why I Love Vampires & Want Them to Come Back

It should be no surprise to anyone lately that I absolutely adore vampires. I don’t read a lot of books starring vampires because I’ve found most of the modern versions of this dark and mysterious creature are pretty poorly done, but I want to read more. They’re one of my favorite monsters that go bump […]

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The Importance of Reading as a Writer

If you only learn one thing from these writing posts, or if you only decide to read one and then run away, let it be this one. This is single-handedly the most important thing you have to do as a writer: read. It seems simple, right? Most people who want to write are readers first. […]

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Quarterly Check-In

It’s that time of year! Instead of checking in halfway through the year, I like to do two quarterly check-ins and a final wrap-up at the end of the year to look at how I’m doing on the goals that I set in January. I’ve found that this, for me, at least, is a super […]

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#marywrites: Research

A couple weeks ago, we talked about outlines and how important they can be. Outlines are not for everyone, and it’s totally cool if you’re not into them, but research? Yeah, that’s pretty much a requirement for everyone. For this topic, I’m going to be focusing on one of my characters, Rafael Vilar, who stars […]

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TAG: The Bookish Bucket List

I saw this tag over at Drizzle and Hurricane Books, which was created by Madison’s Inkwell, and it looked like a lot of fun, which is what I think I say with literally every tag ever, but what can you do, I’m an excitable person. I have a lot of hopes and dreams when it […]

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This Novel was the Hardest One I've Ever Written

Last month, I finished my book! I’ve got to say, I’m pretty freaking proud of myself, and not just for the normal reasons. I’ve talked about this a little on the blog, but not for a while, and not in any real detail, so here goes. A little over three years ago, in December 2016, […]

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#marywrites: Outlines

I think I talk about writing a fair amount on the blog, and while I recognize that most of what I talk about is reading, I’m trying to actively talk more about writing since I’ve got some goals this year. Edit sister witches 1 & 2 into final drafts. Write the first draft of sister […]

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The Post-College Struggles

Oh boy, I’m sure this post is going to be a lot for some people (myself included), so if you get stressed out talking about debt and the fact that an English major isn’t actually going to do anything productive for you in the working world, then click away fast. But if you’d like to […]

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