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How to Write and Publish Your First Novel: Blog Series, Coming Soon!

Now that Pieces of Pink is officially out, it's safe to say that I've learned a lot about independent publishing in a very short amount of time. From LLCs to Photoshop and InDesign, there are so many road blocks that spring up along the way -- especially for your first novel -- and it can be really helpful to have a clear-cut guideline to get you moving in the right direction.

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Pieces of Pink: Pre-Orders Available!

On March 8th, my first novel officially hits the Amazon shelves. But today, you can pre-order your paperback or Kindle copy!

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Write, Rewrite, Repeat: How to Revise Your Story

When I was a freshman in college, I discovered Nanowrimo. Excited, I emailed my creative writing professor about mentioning it in class, thinking it might be a fun extracurricular activity for the other students. Although I didn't save her exact response, it went something like this: "Nanowrimo is silly, because there's no way a person can write anything but complete garbage if they only give themselves a month to do it." At the time, I felt ashamed and embarrassed for even suggesting something so foolish; but I've grown up a little since then, and now I know she was wrong. If you never write garbage, you never write at all.

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Pieces of Pink: A Q&A with Memes!

In less than two weeks, I'll be releasing my first novel, Pieces of Pink. As thrilled as I am to be putting my work out there, my friends and family have a lot of questions about my subject matter. So, I'd like to take some time to address those questions (along with a few lighthearted memes).

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Back up Everything but the Kitchen Sink: A Cautionary Tale

As a common courtesy to my fellow creatives: Always back up your computer before you make a big change . . . and always double-check to make sure that the backup was successful.

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5 Creative Cures for Writer’s Block

Fortunately, if writer's block strikes, I have an arsenal of other creative activities fall back on. And the best part is, they all lend themselves to brainstorming, so they might just help you break down that brick wall of words blocking up your noggin!

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Why Do We Love Dystopian Fiction?

In the past few decades, dystopian fiction has taken the literary world by storm. From classics, like A Clockwork Orange and The Handmaid's Tale, right up to YA fiction phenomenons, like The Hunger Games and The Divergent Series, stories of how the world could end up have become a massive source of interest for both readers and writers.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

On Saturday evening, I was scrolling through some of the blogs I follow and noticed that Aspasía S. Bissas posted her responses to the Sunshine Blogger Award. In true rebel spirit (which I definitely appreciate) she chose not to alert the bloggers that she nominated, so it was a fun surprise when I made it to her list and found my own name! So, thanks for the nomination, Aspasía!

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Sneak Peak of Debut Novel: Pieces of Pink

On March 8th, 2020, I will be releasing my first novel, "Pieces of Pink," and I am absolutely ecstatic. I've been living with this project for a while now, and with the end in sight, I think it's finally time to let you know exactly what kind of book you're in for.