"Reading is like travel, allowing you to exit your own life for a bit, and to come back with a renewed, even inspired, perspective." - Laurie Helgoe Being an English major was a natural choice for me - I loved everything about reading and writing, and was excited to broaden my knowledge through new books … Continue reading Why I’m Choosing the “Reading Around the World” Challenge
First of all, let me clarify one thing: "Risk" will look different to everyone. Depending on where you are in your writing journey, taking a risk may be submitting the manuscript that has been sitting on your desk for years to a publisher, or it may look like trying to sit down and write a … Continue reading Why Writers Need To Take Risks
Hello friends! My chosen book of the month for October is Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. I created this info-graphic for you lovely readers to look at before you commit to reading the book. If this story looks interesting to you (and it is, so I heartily recommend it!) then head on over … Continue reading Book of the Month: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
"I just don't have the time." This is usually one of the biggest excuses people use when they dream of writing but don't ACTUALLY write. I get it - finding the time is not easy. I've struggled off and on with being consistent about my writing. Between work, grad school, marriage, kids and a social … Continue reading Prioritizing Like a Pro: How to Make Time for Writing
Fall is finally here - which means half of us are already skipping down the street with a pumpkin spiced latte in one hand and a fistful of leaves in the other. I don't know if it's the weather, or the fact that fall always came with a series of reading lists for my literature classes, … Continue reading 10 Classics to Read this Fall
Hello friends! Looking for a new book to read? I'm here to help you out. Once a month, I take the time to create a visual review of one book I've read so that you can decide what to put on your TBR list. This month I'm presenting my review for Tell the Wolves I'm … Continue reading Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt.
I get it - you've been wanting to try <insert skill, hobby, or habit here> for a long time now, but where do you even begin? We can all relate to that overwhelming feeling you get before embarking on something new - I experience it often when thinking about my goal of becoming a published … Continue reading 5 Small Tips for Achieving a Big Goal
Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had chosen a different path? Jason Dessen, an ordinary college physics professor, has asked himself that question many times after giving up a career in research to start a family.