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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#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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WRITING TAG: Never Have I Ever

OH HECK YEAH I FOUND A WRITING TAG! THIS IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN! I saw this tag on one of those recommended blogs on my Reader, and my sleuthing tells me it was originally created by The Long Voyage. lollllllll “sleuthing” she says like it’s not right there in the graphic also??? […]

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2019 Goals: Final Check-In!

That’s it, friends! 2019 is almost at an end, and it’s time to check in with how I’ve done with my goals for the year. I’m posting this with a week and a half left of the month, so I know there’s still some time left to accomplish things, but let’s all be honest with […]

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2019 Goals: Second Quarterly Check-In!

Look, I know that everyone did that tag for goals check-in during the summer, but I was on a quarterly system, and I’m sticking with it. I also kind of like checking in every four months instead of halfway through the year because it feels a little less stressful. Back in January, I outlined three […]

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Character Spotlight: Landon Ash

Character Spotlights are a (bi)weekly Wednesday series where I talk about some of the characters from the novels I’m working on, or have already completed. They’ll just be little snippets of their lives so that you can get to know them a little, and hopefully one day read about them in a published book! This […]

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How Do You Know When Your Novel is Done?

Okay, look, I have been searching for several minutes to find out who said this recently, but it is lost somewhere in the Twitter or Tumblr or Instagram void, it might have been Maggie or Victoria or a combination of the two, BUT either Maggie Stiefvater or Victoria Schwab recently said that you know when […]

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current projects: third edition

Recently, someone asked me if I had a place on my blog where all of my current projects were featured, and I was like, yes, it’s right over–oh dear lord that’s old. A little over a year old, actually, so here we are, back again with a current projects post, third edition! If, for some […]

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Monday Musings: Two Things I Will NEVER Do as a Writer

Welcome to Monday Musings, a series where I review books that I read pre-end of 2017, when I started writing wrap-ups, talk about characters or topics that aren’t as relevant, or sometimes a surprise non-bookish thing. I’ll be the first person to admit that I love a lot of tropes. Enemies to friends to lovers? […]

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2019 Goals | Quarterly Check-in!

I’ve been seeing a lot of quarterly check-ins lately for everyone’s 2019 goals, and I thought it’d be fun to look back at my own and see how I’m doing, as well. In my 2019 Goals post, I listed three different categories: fitness, reading, writing. First up: fitness! I have two goals for 2019–successfully do […]

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