Writers, Have You Heard About The Occupation Thesaurus?

Today I have something fun to share…a special chance to win some help with your writing bills. Awesome, right?  Some of you may know Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi of Writers Helping Writers. Today they are releasing their latest book, The Occupation Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers, and I’m part of their street team. I absolutely love their thesaurus books and have several of them, so I am happy to help spread the news about their Writer’s Showcase event, new book, and a great freebie to check out. I’m handing the blog over to them today. Read on! Certain details can reveal a lot about a character, such as their goals, desires, and backstory wounds. But did you know there’s another detail that…

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New Website & Blog

Hello fellow writers, readers, and music lovers, and welcome to my revamped author website and blog. After several months of designing and fiddling around with it, I'm thrilled to finally have a space to feature blog posts and updates about my books and current projects. I’m super excited to start blogging about my new project, A Deadly Melody, and can’t wait to share some insight into the story, setting, and characters. I’ve also started a monthly newsletter (sign up here ) featuring book news, novel playlists, and sneak peeks into exclusive and early content. In the upcoming months, I plan to use this space to blog on a variety of topics ranging from music posts to draft updates to book reviews, novel inspiration, events, local bookish stops, and maybe…

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16 Must Haves for My 2019 NaNoWriMo Bag

Some of the links included in this post are affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission on purchases made through them. This is at no extra cost to you. Also know that I use all of these items myself and only recommend those that I trust. I am going to be writing out a lot this NaNoWriMo. So, if you bump into me at a write-in, the library, or my local Starbucks this November, you'll find me with my official 2019 NaNo bag. What is in this year's bag? Birdling Backpack in Maroon - I had been contemplating getting a Birdling bag for awhile, and I figured the backpack would be perfect for me to take to Starbucks or any other write-in spots this…

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My 2019 NaNoWriMo Planner

Some of the links included in this post are affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission on purchases made through them. This is at no extra cost to you. Also know that I use all of these items myself and only recommend those that I trust. I have been a part of seven NaNoWriMos, yet this is the first year that I have set up a NaNoWriMo/series/novel planner. I honestly never even thought of keeping a planner, since I keep everything in Scrivener. But then I started researching different ways to use planners for NaNoWriMo and my novels, and I was hooked! I have used planners for years, trying out every planner under the sun: bullet journals, traveler's journals, Webster's Pages, The Happy Planner,…

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How I’m Prepping for NaNoWriMo

I have been preparing for 2019 NaNoWriMo for months. I am so focused this year. I am actually pretty impressed with myself, since I have been all over the place the last few NaNos. One thing that has really helped me get focused and organized this year has been watching other writers' and planners' YouTube channels. I have had some downtime at work lately and have been able to noodle around on YouTube. I have found several amazingly talented and inspirational YouTubers that have helped me immensely. Many of them offer free tips, tricks, and downloads for certain areas in writing, including NaNoWriMo. So, I thought I would share with you some of my favorites that have really helped me get super organized for 2019 NaNoWriMo. One…

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