Why I'm Not Writing This Week 5/25

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 5/25

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing more than writing is avoiding writing. So every Friday I list five things that have distracted me from my writing that week. 

I also encourage you to share with me what made you procrastinate this week by posting with #whyimnotwriting on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, or share in the comments below. I'll feature my favorites with everyone here. 

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A Review of We Are The Ants

A Review of We Are The Ants

There's not much Henry has to live for. His boyfriend killed himself last year. He is mercilessly mocked at school. His grandma is deteriorating from Alzheimer. His dad has left his family. His brother is a giant screw up. His mom has her head in the sand. And aliens abduct him on a regular basis. During one abduction, the aliens show Henry that the world will end in 144 days, but he can prevent it if he pushed a big red button on their space ship. The oddest thing is, though, Henry can't think of one good reason the world shouldn't end. 

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The Pros And Cons Of A Day Job

The Pros And Cons Of A Day Job

A lot of writers struggle with deciding what to do for money. Writing is passionate, fulfilling and exciting career path, but it's not the most fruitful. Even if you're published, it's no guarantee you'll make enough money to support yourself. So do you get a day job, which for the purposes of this post refers to a non-writing related career, to pay the bills or live lean and write full time. 

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 5/18

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 5/18

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing more than writing is avoiding writing. So every Friday I list five things that have distracted me from my writing that week. 

I also encourage you to share with me what made you procrastinate this week by posting with #whyimnotwriting on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, or share in the comments below. I'll feature my favorites with everyone here. 

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A Review of The Cruel Prince

A Review of The Cruel Prince

Jude and her sisters are taken from their home by the same faerie who murdered their parents. Now, ten years later, despite the horrible way she came to this place, Jude loves her home and craves her adopted "fathers" approval. So she trains and works to become a knight for the King of the Faeries. However, his youngest son, the cruel and spoiled prince, makes it his mission to make sure that never happens. 

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 5/11

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 5/11

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing more than writing is avoiding writing. So every Friday I list five things that have distracted me from my writing that week. I also encourage you to share with me what made you procrastinate this week by posting with #whyimnotwriting on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, or share in the comments below. I'll feature my favorites with everyone here. 

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A Review Of The Raven Boys

A Review Of The Raven Boys

Blue's psychic family have told her over and over again that if she kisses her true love, he will die. However, that's never seemed like a problem as the only boys in town are the rich, privileged Aglionby Academy students. When she helps her aunt record the spirits who will be dying in the next 12 months, she sees a spirit for the first time. Since she's not a psychic, there's only two reasons why she'd see a spirit: if he was her true lover or if she killed him. But in her case, it could be both. 

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The Five Biggest Mistakes Writers Make After Finishing Their Novel

The Five Biggest Mistakes Writers Make After Finishing Their Novel

In the month of April, tons of writers set goals for themselves and wrote every day through the Camp NaNoWriMo program. Personally, I wrote 30,000 words in April, getting about a third of the fifth draft of my novel rewritten. Others set higher goals for themselves and were able to finish their entire novel. It's an amazing feat, but one that often leads to some pretty terrible mistakes by first time novelists. If you recently finished your novel make sure you don't fall into this traps! 

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Why I'm Not Writing 5/4

Why I'm Not Writing 5/4

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing more than writing is avoiding writing. So every Friday I list five things that have distracted me from my writing that week. 

I also encourage you to share with me what made you procrastinate this week by posting with #whyimnotwriting on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, or share in the comments below. I'll feature my favorites with everyone here. 

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A Review Of Furyborn

A Review Of Furyborn

After Queen Rielle betrayed her country, killed her husband and let murderous angels invade, she gives birth. Fearing for her daughter's life she entrusts her daughter of a young boy, Simon. A thousand years later, the world is still feeling the affects of her actions, although she's and the angels are considered more of a myth than fact. Eliana works as a bounty hunter, finding rebels against the empire that has risen and conquered the world since the death of Rielle, "The Blood Queen".

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How Goodreads Renewed My Faith in Social Media - A Guest Post By Arun Chittur

How Goodreads Renewed My Faith in Social Media - A Guest Post By Arun Chittur

I grew to love and loathe my phone, not for its size or price or even the tendency for its software to crash, but because of all the ‘information’ I could access.  The ability to scan thousands of headlines and taglines until your eyes numb, only to regret wasting that half-hour when you could’ve been working or reading a book.  A few months ago I resolved to back away from social media. I deleted the apps and experimented with a “shut-off” period every day in which I didn’t touch my phone for any reason.  It lasted three days. Until the first time my wife leaned over on the couch, “Hey, look at this.” I was wholly off the bandwagon in seconds, facedown in the gutter getting trampled by the 24-hour newsfeed.

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 4/27

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 4/27

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing more than writing is avoiding writing. So every Friday I list five things that have distracted me from my writing that week. 

I also encourage you to share with me what made you procrastinate this week by posting with #whyimnotwriting on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, or share in the comments below. I'll feature my favorites with everyone here. 

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A Review Of Crimson Ash

A Review Of Crimson Ash

After a deadly virus eliminates much of the world's population, those who are left are divided into two factions. One is in the technologically advanced and military-centric City of Graven, where everything about the people from their clothes and hair are controlled and surpressed. The other is the rebel group living throughout the world in hiding, attempting to capture soliders from the City of Graven and undo the brainwashing they're sufferred through. Trapped on opposite sides of this war are sisters, Solanine and Ember. 

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Are Writers Too Dependent On Technology?

Are Writers Too Dependent On Technology?

I had great plans for my evening last Sunday. I was going to make a pot of coffee, turn on my favorite Spotify station, work on a new blog post, open my google drive, work on my novel for a while and then download a new book to read on my kindle. Then, we had a storm hit, which took out a tree and a power line right next to our house. We were out of power from about 4pm to 11pm and I realized I was completely useless as a writer without an internet connection and power supply. 

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 4/20

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 4/20

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing more than writing is avoiding writing. So every Friday I list five things that have distracted me from my writing that week. 

I also encourage you to share with me what made you procrastinate this week by posting with #whyimnotwriting on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, or share in the comments below. I'll feature my favorites with everyone here. 

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A Review of Tempests And Slaughter

A Review of Tempests And Slaughter

Arram Draper has always gotten himself into trouble. As an exceptionally talented mage, he'd accidentally light his house on fire when he meant to light a candle. So, his family sent him to the Mage's University in the foreign country of Carthak. With amazing mentors to guide him and great friends to support him, he's quickly swept up in the culture, politics and drama of his new home.  

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 4/13

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 4/13

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing more than writing is avoiding writing. So every Friday I list five things that have distracted me from my writing that week. 

I also encourage you to share with me what made you procrastinate this week by posting with #whyimnotwriting on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, or share in the comments below. I'll feature my favorites with everyone here. 

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