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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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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Why the Inheritance Cycle Means so Much to Me

Even if you’ve never read it, you know what The Inheritance Cycle is. Maybe not by that name, but Eragon? You know what I’m talking about. You probably know that it involves dragons. You also probably know the movie adaptation totally tanked. And maybe you have read it, and you’re scratching your head at this […]

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Holiday Break Readathon TBR!

Today is my favorite day of the entire year. I don’t know what it is, but the day after Christmas is just the absolute best to me. I always take it off, my family always has it off, and we always just lounge and do absolutely nothing. No shopping, no leaving the house, nothing. We […]

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