Why I'm Not Writing This Week 2/16

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 2/16

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing better 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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An Open Letter on Pushing Through Writing Schedule Inconsistency - A Guest Post From Holley Long

An Open Letter on Pushing Through Writing Schedule Inconsistency - A Guest Post From Holley Long

The first time I was able to write with any kind of regularity was my second semester of college. Before, I’d either had only the time to write or the ideas for what to write, never both. That semester, I had a looser class schedule and a story idea that wouldn’t let me ignore it. I stole moments to write it, not really keeping to a strict schedule, but finishing a novel all the same. It wasn’t until my second book, a year later, that I got my act together. I scheduled my classes around my best writing times, electing to keep my mornings free and vowing to get at least 2000 words done before noon.

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 2/9

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 2/9

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing better 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 Belles

A Review of The Belles

Camellia is a Belle, a revered descendant of the Goddess of Beauty who is responsible for keeping the people of Orleans beautiful. When her best friend and fellow Belle gets assigned to be the favorite of the queen, Camellia doesn't think her life can get any worse. Then, she's awoken by crying every night, other Belles go missing, and she's suddenly summoned to take the role of favorite. To make matters worse, she has to try to stay on the good side of the infamously temperamental and eclectic Princess Sophia. 

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An Interview With Author A.M. Rose

An Interview With Author A.M. Rose

Debut author A.M. Rose joins us today to talk about her novel Road to Eugenica. Road to Eugenica is an action packed story about a girl who’s created in another dimension on Earth—Eugencia. She’s desperately trying to uncover the origin of her super-human abilities while being hunted for those very traits. Luckily, her best friend (and secret crush) Dylan is there to help.

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 2/2

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 2/2

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing better 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 Book of Pearl

A Review of The Book of Pearl

Iain showed up on a rainy Paris evening in front of the Maison Pearl. After the Pearl family brought him in, they raised him as their own and he took on the name Joshua Pearl. Even after serving in the military during World War II and taking on the family business, he can't shake the pull to the world he came from. A world of kingdoms, fairies, genies and curses. He also can't shake the dark shadow following him everywhere he goes. 

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Surviving the Query Trenches - A Guest Post By Kayla King

Surviving the Query Trenches - A Guest Post By Kayla King

My journey within the query trenches began July 31, 2017, and I’m still there after six months. I’ve received one full manuscript request from an agent who later passed on the work. I’ve endured twenty rejections, but my partial manuscript is currently under consideration. During this time in the trenches, I have done my best to not only survive but thrive. And I’m hoping you can do the same with these ten tips and tricks to surviving the query trenches!

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 1/26

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 1/26

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing better 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 Road to Eugenica

A Review of Road to Eugenica

Drea Smith has always been a bit weird, but in a completely normal way. She's a clutz, she doesn't have many friends, and she lives her life behind her camera lens. When her and her father are hit by a drunk driver, her father is killed and Drea is badly injured. Everything gets even stranger when she gets out of the hospital. Suddenly, she's super strong, super fast and is able to speak any language fluently. To make matters worse, she's having visions of another world: Eugenica.

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Speed Up or Slow Down? How to Ace Your Fiction Pace - A Guest Post By Margaret McNellis

Speed Up or Slow Down? How to Ace Your Fiction Pace - A Guest Post By Margaret McNellis

Pacing in fiction has always been one of my great struggles because I get excited about a scene idea and rush to get there. It’s finally sinking in though that I need to slow down in order to get the interiority I want for my narrator and protagonist. But how do you slow down the pace of a scene? The trick is knowing when to show versus tell.

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 1/19

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 1/19

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing better 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 Deadly Sweet

A Review of Deadly Sweet

As a young witch in a world where witchcraft is frowned upon, Anise struggles to fit in. She wants to be a world class baker, but can't even be admitted to school because of her abilities. When she accidentally burns down the county fair, she's sent to live with her Great-Aunt  who owns a famous witch-only bakery in Taos, a city steeped in witchcraft and folklore. Anise is excited to finally start her baking career, but someone else has other plans for her.

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 1/12

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 1/12

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing better 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 Keeper

A Review of Keeper

Lainey is a sixteen year old girl finally coming to stride with her teenage years. After years of moving around the country with her Uncle Gareth, they settle down in a rural Georgia town. She's able to make a lovable if not crazy best friend. She works hard in school and plans to graduate early. There may even be her first boyfriend on the horizon. Everything is going Lainey's way. Until she starts being haunted by a ghost, finds out she's a witch and becomes the last Keeper of an ancient and power magic book called the Grimoire. 

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A Review of The Hazel Wood

A Review of The Hazel Wood

Alice lives on the road with her mom. They travel from city to city, state to state, running from what seems to be an unavoidable spell of bad luck. A flooded apartment, mysteriously killed landlords, motel fires. When Alice's grandmother, the infamous author of Tales from the Hinterlands, dies, Alice's mother believes their luck has changed. They settle down in New York, her mother gets married and Alice begins to experience real life. Unfortunately, their bad luck catches up to them sooner than expected. Alice's mother is kidnapped and everything seems to circle around her grandmother, the Hinterlands and her estate, The Hazel Wood. 

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