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Book Review: Dear Writer, You Need to Quit

Book Review: Dear Writer, You Need to Quit Before I dive into the review of this helpful book for writers, I want to highlight a core concept Becca Syme mentions throughout its entirety: question the premise. This year has been a funky one for me in the sense that I feel like I’m going [...]

Worldbuilding for Tangled Up in You

Worldbuilding for Tangled Up in You Back in February, I talked about worldbuilding and how I tend to gravitate towards fictional lands that only exist inside my head (and now, my books). As a traveler, I love to immerse myself in the local scenes, enjoy the foods, see the architecture, and appreciate the [...]

Meet the Character: Jackson St. Julien

Meet the Character: Jackson St. Julien I'm about halfway through the first revision of my contemporary romance Always, Ella, so I felt like it was as good a time as any to introduce you to my hero, Jackson St. Julien.When considering who would be perfect for my heroine's personality, I knew it had to [...]

RWA Nationals Recap from a First-Timer

RWA Nationals Recap from a First-Timer As an introvert, the thought of going to a conference in a major city was a bit overwhelming. And with this being the first time I stepped out into the real world as an author, the pressure was on. After taking the plunge and embracing my identity [...]

Meet the Character: Charlie Middleton

Meet the Character: Charlie Middleton Earlier this year, I wrote “The End” on my fifth manuscript Tangled Up in You. I really got into a groove, building out detailed plots and character sheets, which helped me wrap up the first draft in two months. Say what? I know. That’s the fastest I’ve ever [...]

Owning My Writer Identity: My Story

Owning My Writer Identity: My Story For most of my life, it was difficult to say the words “I’m a writer” to anyone. Even when I’d already completed a few manuscripts. Even after I’d spent the majority of my life scribbling thoughts and life lessons, writing poems, or jotting down stories. Still, I [...]

Behind-the-Scenes: No Place to Hide

Behind-the-Scenes: No Place to Hide Intending to become a hybrid author, I recently made the decision to self-publish my romantic suspense. I’ve spent a lot of time this past month researching the steps to self-publish, and identified editors and designers I wanted to hire. After a brief break between projects—a break in which I [...]

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