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    Romances with Other Stuff

    I decided that I started writing romances when I realized that the paranormal-type stories that I was writing tended to lean more toward being a romance, with all the other stuff in the background. And that’s all it ever was to me—stuff. Werewolves, vampires, faeries, princes, princesses, it’s all just background stuff. Let me get this straight: there’s nothing wrong with books that aren’t purely romances. I’ve been working on reading North and South by John Jakes for the last few months (it’s taken me a few months because I’d get distracted by other novels) and also The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, both of which have romance in them,…

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    On Giving Up

    I haven’t written a post in a while about my journey to publication. I’d like to say that my life got crazy—and it totally did—but I think that the main reason for my absence is that I’ve had a bit of a reality check. You see, I had this grand idea that I would send out my novel and within a few weeks there would magical happy dances and excited clapping. That was the dream, anyway. But then I realized that my novel was long. As in 130,000 words long, with the “average” word count for a novel being around 70,000. That means that what I wrote was almost double…

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    Dear Phone, I Love You

    Because if I’m writing about things that interest me, I’ve got to be honest and say that I’m about two steps away from proposing to my phone…even if I don’t entirely understand it. Read here!

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    The Monsters Turned Out To Be Just Trees

    If you love Taylor Swift, then you know that that’s a lyric from her song, “Out of the Woods.” Great song, right? Best line, right? So of course I’m sure that you can guess what this articles about: Taylor Swift. Take a read!

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    OK, So Finals Week Doesn’t Suck

    As an English and Library Informatics double major, I’ve found that finals week isn’t so bad, it’s the weeks that are before that truly suck. You’ve got end of term papers to write, journals, pieces and stories, etc. The finals are a breeze. So here’s an article about that.

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    8 TV Moments that Wrecked Me

    As a writer, I think you feel things more deeply. It’s probably the same for anyone in the arts. You dissect the TV, movies, books, music (literally everything) in your life because you feel like it’s something you can use to fuel that craft. But then again, sometimes (most of the time) it’s just for your viewing entertainment. For laughing. For ugly crying. For, again, everything. So check out my article of the 8 TV moments that wrecked me (don’t they all?)

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    To The Month of April

    So, I wrote this back in April when it felt like there was no end in sight. Of course, this is May, so that ending did eventually come…somehow. And, you know, I made it out alive. Who knew? Anyways, here’s the article I wrote back when I didn’t think I would. Check it out!