#marywrites: Foreshadowing

I am never, ever going to get over Noah Czerny introducing himself by way of I’ve been dead for seven years AND NO ONE BELIEVING HIM. Maggie Stiefvater often has some of my favorite foreshadowing because, much like Noah, she’ll be frank with us. I mean, the opening chapter of The Raven Boys literally shows […]

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#NaNoWriMo: Week Four

I can’t believe it’s the last week of NaNo! I know that the last day of November is next week, but this wrap-up will come on Thursday because I’m going to visit my best friend on Friday (don’t worry, it’s a private residence, and we don’t go anywhere but her couch) and won’t get back […]

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#NaNoWriMo: Week Three

I can’t believe I’m drafting this on a Saturday, but now that my characters have been reunited, I’m hella excited about writing, and I just want all the romance. This story is, first and foremost, a romance, and my characters have been separated for the first half of the book–which, I saw a tweet recently […]

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Writing Tips

It’s NaNoWriMo, and I know many people are bending over backward trying to write half a book this month, and while I’m nowhere near an expert (are any of us, really, when it comes to writing?), I thought it might be helpful to talk about some of the things that have helped me in the […]

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#marywrites: Nobody Told Me That!

My mom has forever joked, “Aren’t you the one writing the story?” And sure, yes, I am the one physically putting the words on paper, but that’s about where it ends. And you might think that sounds crazy, but consider this. But I met a lot of things on the way that astonished me. Tom […]

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#NaNoWriMo: Week Two

I’ve got to start this week off with a story because it’s just truly unbelievable, and I’m lucky to be able to write this right now. I have two cats, whom I’ve talked about often enough on here that I think everyone knows that. Lily is super chill about most things. She loves to be […]

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#NaNoWriMo: Week One

Here we gooooooo! OH HELL YOU’RE WELCOME! Starting off good, guys. Seriously, anytime I hear or say the words here we go, I immediately break out into this song. Sim, I am a 90s child through and through. I may honestly have to listen to this to get things started. I’m going to break down […]

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#marywrites: Using Your Friends as Characters

In middle school, I started writing this series, Chronicles of Kings. It was inspired by LOTR & DragonLance initially, and then the Inheritance Cycle came along and ruined my life, which is to say that there were a lot of dragons in it. Like, so many. In the beginning, there was also a portal between […]

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TAG: All Hallows

Ummm, a Halloween themed writing tag? COUNT ME IN! Thank you so much to Caro @ Bookcheshirecat for tagging me in this because it looks absolutely amazing, and I’m so hyped to go through each question. Also, definitely check out Caro’s answers because I am going to absolutely perish when it gets published someday. This […]

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September Wrap-Up

Well, this was easily one of my best months of the year. Not even because I read or wrote a lot of things, which I did, but just because I felt all-around wonderful pretty much the entire month. There were, of course, some fairly shitty days that didn’t need to be shitty, but that people […]

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