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Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better writing is the first in a series of grammar-related books from grammar and usage nerd, blogger, and podcaster, Mignon Fogarty. It also just happens to be a book I utterly adore.

Should We Read The Classics?

Should We Read The Classics?

I love reading the classics, much maligned as they tend to be. Here are three reasons why I think everyone should give the classics a try.

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017

For the last four years, like many people all over the world, I have given up my November to NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo for short is a month-long challenge where people try to write a 50,000-word short novel in 30 days. It’s ridiculously hard and stressful, but I love it. So this year, of course, I am going to be doing NaNoWriMo 2017. Even if I am starting off way late.

Sanctum by Madeleine Roux

Sanctum by Madeleine Roux

When I was a kid, my one of my aunts lived in an actual haunted house. I’d bring my clown doll with me whenever I visited so the ghosts would leave me alone, especially the downright evil thing in her basement. Suffice to say, that stayed with me and I did not grow to love ghosts stories like other Horror fans seem to. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover how much I enjoyed Sanctum by Madeleine Roux.

Horror 101

Horror 101

Horror is one of my favorite genres to read and write. But it is not something I would suggest someone else try writing without a bit of basic knowledge about the genre. A Horror 101.

Gore Isn’t Scary!

Gore Isn’t Scary!

Horror is a genre of emotion. Its readers go into a novel or a short story looking for something that makes turning out the lights scary. That gives them nightmares which keep them awake for days. And the way a writer does this is not by slapping some blood and guts into a story—gore isn’t scary by itself, its gross. But by, if they use gore, making it count.

How To Have A Scary Productive Week

How To Have A Scary Productive Week

The things we have to do as members of society are inescapable. Even for creative minds like writers. Changing from day to day, week to week, and month to month.

Writer’s Life Review September 2017

Writer’s Life Review September 2017

September was…interesting. It brought changes and stagnation in equal measure. Read on to find out more.

Productivity In Fantasyville

Productivity In Fantasyville

You probably read the title of this post and did a double take. Maybe you thought, productivity in Fantasyville? Why is she trying to mix productivity and writing Fantasy? Those topics don’t go together.

3 Tips To Combat Writer’s Block

3 Tips To Combat Writer’s Block

I’m a creature who loves to feel like I’m making steady progress on my various projects. As such, it hits me very hard when I have writer’s block. Glaring at the page, huffy, nothing is right with the world hard.