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How a Year of Blogging Has Made Me a Better Person and Novelist

I started writing my blog when Travelers I was published in October 2016 and, at the time, I decided I would write a blog post every day. It was ambitious, but if I'm going to do something I'm going to do it all the way.

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The Mind of a Sleep Deprived Writer

Disclaimer: I wrote this blog while severely sleep deprived. Read on if you dare.

Lessons in Failure from NANOWRIMO

I lost. What's worse is I lost a contest where I was only competing with myself. I am a NANOWRIMO loser. But, for once, I'm OK with losing.

Writing Quandary: Personality Test for Your Characters – Helpful Writing Tool or Waste of Time?

For me, personality tests are like a piece of free candy, if I see one, I'll take it. They can be serious, like Myers Briggs, or fun, like the "what do you see" Rorschach-like personality tests constantly popping up on Facebook.

NaNoWriMo Newbie: Advice from Week 1

If you read my blog last week on NaNoWriMo, you already know I'm a newbie to this writing event. I didn't quite know what to expect when I started. It's now been one week (technically 8 days when I'm writing this). What have I learned so far? Anything?

It’s a Small Animal! It’s a Writing Contest! It’s Nanowrimo?

The first time someone said the word "Nanowrimo" to me was in a Starbucks and I thought it referred to a miniature rhinoceros. I was just a tiny bit off.

An American Author in Dubai: First Glance (Traveling with The Travelers Blog Series)

The nerves in my stomach waved and dipped with the motion of the airplane. I was about to land in the Middle East and despite all my research the thought made me a little nervous...

Friday Five: 5 Reasons NOT to Write What You Know

Whether you're a writer or not, you've heard people say "write what you know." The idea is that you should stick to topics with which you have experience. I think that this advice is garbage.

Fanfiction 101 for a Fanfiction Newbie

I am new to the world of fanfiction. However, I just finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and now my interest is piqued. So, I decided to see what all the fuss was about.

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