How’s Writing Without a Day Job?

Hiya Literary Fans, I waited a few weeks before creating this blog post because I recently lost my day job and didn’t want negativity from that aspect of the experience to effect my writing. I will admit that while I am beyond ecstatic to have this extra time to create blog posts, work on my […]

Rantings from a Spitfire of a Teen Writer – Snippet

Hiya Literary Fans, I’ve been posting infrequently recently due to WIPs and venturing out to other sites in order to create content. Currently, I’m returning to SheWrites.com. While getting reacquainted with the website, I discovered my only blog article I posted back in 2012, when I was 17 or 18. All I can say is…, […]

Should You Write: Every. Single. Day?

Did you ever step back and look at your collection of work or review your followers and email subscribers and say, “Well, guess I need to create another blog post otherwise I will remain obscure on the internet for the rest of my life.” Yup, me too. And, sometimes you end up getting into a […]

Wayward Things Almost All Aspiring Writers Have Tried to Get Away With

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably had moments as a writer when you’ve asked yourself “why did I just do that!?” With any creative medium, some of the best mistakes can transform into a masterpiece (at least if it doesn’t turn into a total flop). The following list will provide some insight into a […]

Syphons, A Novel Gift Card Giveaway

Syphons, A Novel is my debut science fiction, new adult novel, which is set to be released on May 3rd, 2019 (pre-order date is on February 3rd, 2019). In honor of the release of my novel (synopsis here), I am holding a giveaway for you literary fans out there! If you love science-fiction. Enjoy diverse […]

Write What You Know About Romance Even While Single & #ForeverAlone

Write what you know. For some odd reason, while working on revisions of my current WIP, Syphons, a sci-fi/new adult novel, I started thinking about the write-what-you-know motto. In my novel, I wanted to create a revamped love story between a plus-size African-American woman who awakens with rare abilities due to her hybrid alien heritage, […]

3 Ways to Deal With Failure

I’m writing this post to future me. So, that I can look back at it and say, okay. I’ll try again. Giving up is easy to do. Keeping up with a project and doing it until completion, that’s difficult. Fear of failing and an unhealthy (obnoxious) dose of perfectionism keeps me from moving forward at […]

For Beginners: Write That Sci-Fi As Easy As Pie (Part 1)

In my last post of Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 1), I focused on what science-fiction was and the beginning stages of writing your first draft. Now, I’m getting into some of the tedious areas of creating great science-fiction. I could focus on a number of different areas and turn this post into a book […]

How I Wrote, Published, and Promoted an eBook in 7 Days

The blinking cursor mocked me as I stared at my daunting 50k sci-fi novel which needed to be revised, edited, professionally edited, and then possibly revised again.  I felt overwhelmed. I didn’t want to rush through the revision process and produce a half-hazard work of fiction. This novel was my baby, I needed to work […]

Hey Fat Girl – A Poem

Hey Fat Girl! How many times are you going to call me fat?  Hey Fat Girl! Didn’t you hear me! Don’t call me fat, I do not care for you calling me that! Hey Fat Girl! When was the last time you called me fat? Was it after you stole my savings bond and gave […]

What Makes an Awesome Female Superhero?

What do you like about stories about female superheroes?  And, shocking author confession: Catwoman from the 2004 flick, and the heroine from my Super Ex-Girlfriend are some female heroes I enjoy watching on the big screen. But, this post isn’t about the movie heroes, and man, Hollywood makes sure we’re not missing out on heroes.  […]

For Beginners: Write That Sci-Fi As Easy As Pie (Part 1)

So, you want to write science-fiction? Well, good for you. But, seriously, do you want to write in a genre that is saturated with novels, and that has been around since the beginning of storytelling? (i.e. Ancient Greek Myths). I mean, why even write genre fiction. Wouldn’t it be more admirable to write a memoir […]