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Whether you have a bullet journal (bujo) or not, these are some simple ways I like to track my writing habits and keep myself on-task. For the self-rewarding, there's no better feeling than checking something off your to-do list. Even if you added it for the sole purpose of checking it off immediately.
I thought I had found good critique partners (CPs) six months ago. I'd joined a writer community site, Scribophile, in October 2015, and I found a few like-minded people. We exchanged chapters, feedback, brainstormed solutions, and were generally cool to each other. These people were decent and definitely helped me become a better writer, but we … Continue reading Find the Right Critique Partners
I have a love-hate relationship with online writing communities. Some have birthed awesome relationships with crit-partners, beta readers, and writing mentors. Some are the equivalent of a cesspool of shit dropped into a dumpster everyone thinks smells like flowers except you. There are a lot of online communities out there—WattPad, Scribophile, Online Writing Workshop for SFF, … Continue reading Writing Communities: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Every time I talk to someone about living outside my home country, the U.S., I get a slew of either questions (which I totally welcome!) or blatant disregard for logic. AKA assumptions.