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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.

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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.

Friday Funday: My 5 Favorite Book-Related News Stories from this Week

Let's face it. The daily news stinks. If you're feeling depressed about the news and want ignore it for a little while also, and if you love books and writing, here are 5 of my favorite book-related stories from this week!

Monday Blog: How I Get Blog Ideas

I'm a daily blogger. Really, I blog every day. I do it because I love writing and thoughts and ideas. Still it does have it's challenges. One of which is figuring out what to blog about.

Traits Writers Have in Common – What I Learned from an Author Panel

Author panels are meant for the audience to learn about authors and their books. But, the authors themselves can learn a few things too, like what they have in common.

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