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➡️ Swipe to read Episode 2 (Part 1)
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🎬 Cocktails For Two

Hi! My name is Lexie. Let me share with you the story of me and my best friend, Tanya – our downfalls and how we got back on our asses. Trust me, this is going to be one hell of a ride.
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Cocktails for Two is a story about two best friends who always have their lives figured out but got smacked really hard on the face by reality and ended up nowhere near close to where they wanted to be.
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2019-06-18 01:38   0 0

 

➡️ Swipe to read Episode 2 (Part 1) . . . . 🎬 Cocktails For Two Hi! My name is Lexie. Let me share with you the story of me and my best friend, Tanya – our downfalls and how we got back on our asses. Trust me, this is going to be one hell of a ride. . . . Cocktails for Two is a story about two best friends who always have their lives figured out but got smacked really hard on the face by reality and ended up nowhere near close to where they wanted to be. . . . . . #amwriting #instabook #instanovel #instanovela #instastory #instaseries #instafiction #fiction #indieauthor #iwrite #storyseries #bookstagram #freebooks #freebies #wattpadstories #wattpad #chicklit #instachicklit #writingcommunity #storiesoninstagram #storiesonig

Machinery Monday?🤔
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File this under “Influences and Inspiration” or maybe ...”Machine Family History”?
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With my roots in Saskatchewan, maybe I’m genetically predisposed toward liking these tiny but mighty Fordson tractors from early in the last century. They definitely had a role in the look of my hover bikes. .
If you ever want to see these guys in person, check out the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon. @wdm.ca #saskinspired .
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 #speederbike #jetbike #rocketbike #postapocalyptic #scifi #cg #digitalart #retroscifi #motorbike #amwriting #hovercycle #retrofuture #amwritingscifi #scifiart #hoverbike #conceptart #sciencefiction #canadianartist #fordson #artistoninstagram #saskartist #canadianscifi #yxeartist #yxe #instaart #saskatchewan .
©️2019 James W. Rook

2019-06-18 01:37   3 0

 

Machinery Monday🤔 . File this under “Influences and Inspiration” or maybe ...”Machine Family History” . With my roots in Saskatchewan, maybe I’m genetically predisposed toward liking these tiny but mighty Fordson tractors from early in the last century. They definitely had a role in the look of my hover bikes. . If you ever want to see these guys in person, check out the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon. @wdm.ca #saskinspired . . . . . . #speederbike #jetbike #rocketbike #postapocalyptic #scifi #cg #digitalart #retroscifi #motorbike #amwriting #hovercycle #retrofuture #amwritingscifi #scifiart #hoverbike #conceptart #sciencefiction #canadianartist #fordson #artistoninstagram #saskartist #canadianscifi #yxeartist #yxe #instaart #saskatchewan . ©️2019 James W. Rook

I love this 👍

2019-06-18 01:37   1 1

 

I love this 👍

Back in the mountains for the week. #amwriting #summer

2019-06-18 01:37   1 0

 

Back in the mountains for the week. #amwriting #summer

I don’t care if you lie •

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I don’t care if you lie •

Annnd sometimes it’s how I feel when I look at something I wrote five minutes ago 🤪

2019-06-18 01:35   4 2

 

Annnd sometimes it’s how I feel when I look at something I wrote five minutes ago 🤪

Tag the person who makes you feel this way 💖

2019-06-18 01:33   300 5

 

Tag the person who makes you feel this way 💖

just makin’ a lil post to tell you to tune in tomorrow at 1pm est for an instagram live. there has been so much i have been dying to tell you about and share with you and i’m finally able to do it tomorrow. please please tune in and ask questions!!! i love getting to talk to you guys.
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***if you don’t think you can tune in at 1pm est tomorrow and have questions would like to ask, please leave a comment on this post and i’ll answer it!!!
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tomorrow i’ll be revealing the final & official cover for the world is ours and i seriously can’t wait. thank you for all your love, support, & patience! ♡
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2019-06-18 01:29   59 2

 

just makin’ a lil post to tell you to tune in tomorrow at 1pm est for an instagram live. there has been so much i have been dying to tell you about and share with you and i’m finally able to do it tomorrow. please please tune in and ask questions!!! i love getting to talk to you guys. — ***if you don’t think you can tune in at 1pm est tomorrow and have questions would like to ask, please leave a comment on this post and i’ll answer it!!! — tomorrow i’ll be revealing the final & official cover for the world is ours and i seriously can’t wait. thank you for all your love, support, & patience! ♡ — #bibliophilegrp #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #amwriting #writersandpoets #2019booklovers #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poem #poems #poet #poetryofinstagram #novel #fiction #writer #author #maincharacter #fictionwriter #fictionalcharacters #fictionalcharacter #lgbtqreads #lgbtreads #authorssupportingauthors

The moon and I had a writing sesh last night ✍🏽

2019-06-18 01:29   2 1

 

The moon and I had a writing sesh last night ✍🏽

I’m launching my Pre-Order/Library Request/Thank You campaign for THE MIRACULOUS ON Wednesday! There will be posts and giveaways on @yabookscentral, Twitter, and my website jessredman.com

It’s been 2 years since I found out that THE MIRACULOUS was going to be a Real Book, so I’ve had a preeeeeetty long time to gather up thank you prizes. Here’s a sneak peek of 6 (SIX!) beautiful, heart-growing MG stories that you could win (and that you should read no matter what). I‘ll be posting links on Wednesday!

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2019-06-18 01:28   2 0

 

I’m launching my Pre-Order/Library Request/Thank You campaign for THE MIRACULOUS ON Wednesday! There will be posts and giveaways on @yabookscentral, Twitter, and my website jessredman.com It’s been 2 years since I found out that THE MIRACULOUS was going to be a Real Book, so I’ve had a preeeeeetty long time to gather up thank you prizes. Here’s a sneak peek of 6 (SIX!) beautiful, heart-growing MG stories that you could win (and that you should read no matter what). I‘ll be posting links on Wednesday! #book #amwriting #bookstagram #giveaway #preorder #middlegrade #middlegradereads #mglit #authorsofinstagram #author

My hands are a little extra shakey today, but still here's a poem I wrote out by hand. I miss my typewriter. "There was strength
In what she created
Two hands free,
Of the eyes of others.
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There was weakness
Destruction and error 
In the well planned
Calculating formation 
Set forward by the masses.
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They crumbled 
At her barefeet." -Katrina Thornley 
I haven't named this one yet, it's also in the rough stages clearly. But I think I can make something out of it. 
It's interesting to me how people spend so much time trying to form and mold one another. We are all meant to grow in our own ways. 
 #authorschallenge2019 #writing #amwriting #amwritingpoems #poetrylovers #poems #poemoftheday #poetslife #poemsofinstragram #poetrylife #poetssupportingpoets #poetscommunity #poetscorner #women #womenwritersoftheworld #womenwriters #voice #self

2019-06-18 01:25   4 0

 

My hands are a little extra shakey today, but still here's a poem I wrote out by hand. I miss my typewriter. "There was strength In what she created Two hands free, Of the eyes of others. . There was weakness Destruction and error In the well planned Calculating formation Set forward by the masses. . They crumbled At her barefeet." -Katrina Thornley I haven't named this one yet, it's also in the rough stages clearly. But I think I can make something out of it. It's interesting to me how people spend so much time trying to form and mold one another. We are all meant to grow in our own ways. #authorschallenge2019 #writing #amwriting #amwritingpoems #poetrylovers #poems #poemoftheday #poetslife #poemsofinstragram #poetrylife #poetssupportingpoets #poetscommunity #poetscorner #women #womenwritersoftheworld #womenwriters #voice #self

//FULL POST DOWN BELOW// "I've cut off my branches. And watched as you helped me." "Am I supposed to thank you?
For helping me, become the own cause of my destruction?
You are supposed to build me up, not tear me apart sweetie." "Instead you kill me slowly. 
Using me, the life that I once held inside of me is gone." "My heart resembles a river.
I've been one to follow others. 
All of their hearts resemble a fire, but mine wasn't made for that fierceness." "I should be drowning you. 
Instead I'm letting you spill your waste into my waters. 
You are toxic, you are bad for me. I cannot get enough." "Maybe I can't get enough because I'm too full.
Full of you. 
I have never been more in desperate need of myself." #wordswithqueens #wordgasm #wordsmith #poetrydaily #instagood #inspiration #pentupthoughts #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #communityofpoets #communityofpoetry #pimpmyprose #prosebeforehoes #writers_den #writersofinstagram #writers_around #amwriting #poetscollective #writersofig #radi_writes #poetrylover #spilledthoughts #spilledink #poemsfromtheheart

2019-06-18 01:23   4 0

 

//FULL POST DOWN BELOW// "I've cut off my branches. And watched as you helped me." "Am I supposed to thank you For helping me, become the own cause of my destruction You are supposed to build me up, not tear me apart sweetie." "Instead you kill me slowly. Using me, the life that I once held inside of me is gone." "My heart resembles a river. I've been one to follow others. All of their hearts resemble a fire, but mine wasn't made for that fierceness." "I should be drowning you. Instead I'm letting you spill your waste into my waters. You are toxic, you are bad for me. I cannot get enough." "Maybe I can't get enough because I'm too full. Full of you. I have never been more in desperate need of myself." #wordswithqueens #wordgasm #wordsmith #poetrydaily #instagood #inspiration #pentupthoughts #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #communityofpoets #communityofpoetry #pimpmyprose #prosebeforehoes #writers_den #writersofinstagram #writers_around #amwriting #poetscollective #writersofig #radi_writes #poetrylover #spilledthoughts #spilledink #poemsfromtheheart

Great discussion with someone who read my novel, “I Cannot Play With You,” in which I threw all my illnesses & misdiagnoses on my [poor] main character...and then added MURDER! 
And then he said something even better: “Look forward to reading your next book!” Time for me to finish it! 
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 #doyouhavelymedisease

2019-06-18 01:23   2 0

 

Great discussion with someone who read my novel, “I Cannot Play With You,” in which I threw all my illnesses & misdiagnoses on my [poor] main character...and then added MURDER! And then he said something even better: “Look forward to reading your next book!” Time for me to finish it! #redrum #lyme #lymebook #lymedisease #lymediseaseawareness #lymecrime #lymemurdermystery #amwriting #lymewarrior #lymewarriorofinstagram #authorofinstagram #author #doyouhavelymedisease

One week left of being 23

2019-06-18 01:23   12 2

 

One week left of being 23

Sneak peek at me, walking up to a fancy afternoon tea in London all by myself ☕️ || Yesterday was the most magical day in the happiest place on earth! We celebrated Father’s Day in Disneyland, and it was amazing. You can check my story for some fun pics and videos from our day! ✨
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Don’t forget! You can support me & the blog on Ko-Fi! As you all know, London is coming up and I want to be able to do some really cool things to show you guys and write about, and if you pop over onto Ko-Fi, I’ll be able to do lots more of those neat things.
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I’m working on a new blog post for you, and it should be ready to go by the end of the day! Who’s ready to know what I’m reading over the summer? 📚

2019-06-18 01:22   12 1

 

Sneak peek at me, walking up to a fancy afternoon tea in London all by myself ☕️ || Yesterday was the most magical day in the happiest place on earth! We celebrated Father’s Day in Disneyland, and it was amazing. You can check my story for some fun pics and videos from our day! ✨ • Don’t forget! You can support me & the blog on Ko-Fi! As you all know, London is coming up and I want to be able to do some really cool things to show you guys and write about, and if you pop over onto Ko-Fi, I’ll be able to do lots more of those neat things. • I’m working on a new blog post for you, and it should be ready to go by the end of the day! Who’s ready to know what I’m reading over the summer 📚

He didn’t say “Kill your babies.” He said, “Kill your darlings.” The difference is significant. ⁣
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If you don’t understand the difference, that is something you must learn on your writer’s journey. ⁣
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And you won’t learn it from books, or Instagram posts, or seminars, or classes. ⁣
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2019-06-18 01:22   8 1

 

He didn’t say “Kill your babies.” He said, “Kill your darlings.” The difference is significant. ⁣ ⁣ If you don’t understand the difference, that is something you must learn on your writer’s journey. ⁣ ⁣ And you won’t learn it from books, or Instagram posts, or seminars, or classes. ⁣ ⁣ You learn by doing. You learn to write by writing. ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #writing #writingcommunity #screenwriter #screenwriterslife #screenwriting #screenwritingtips #writingquotes #faulkner #screenwritersofinstagram #amwriting #writer #tvwriting

I’m going to be seeing formatting symbols in my sleep but it’s worth it to make sure Family Binds is perfect for you. July 16th will be here before we know it.

2019-06-18 01:20   9 1

 

I’m going to be seeing formatting symbols in my sleep but it’s worth it to make sure Family Binds is perfect for you. July 16th will be here before we know it.

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***Celebrating one year book anniversary with slasher price!!! June 20th is the one year anniversary of my second poetry book, “Vine: Book of Poetry.” 🌿 To celebrate I’m offering book 25% off regular price! I was going to wait until June 20 to run the special, but what the heck, I’ll start it now!! ❤️ $11.99 special offer on Amazon. Treat yourself to a copy (link in bio). 🌹

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2019-06-18 01:19   1 0

 

❤ ***Celebrating one year book anniversary with slasher price!!! June 20th is the one year anniversary of my second poetry book, “Vine: Book of Poetry.” 🌿 To celebrate I’m offering book 25% off regular price! I was going to wait until June 20 to run the special, but what the heck, I’ll start it now!! ❤️ $11.99 special offer on Amazon. Treat yourself to a copy (link in bio). 🌹 #booksale #exclusive #poetry #poetryisnotdead #poetsofig #instagood #instalove #instalike #writerslife #amwriting #love #lovepoems #bookstagram #vinebookofpoetry #melodylee #melodyleebooks #melodyleepoetry #melodyleequotes

Here are very useful writing tips.

2019-06-18 01:13   1 1

 

Here are very useful writing tips.

It's out there, whatever you're hoping for.
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2019-06-18 01:11   4 3

 
I am about 30% done writing this novel. It will be my first non-paranormal, non-horror work. I’d call it a psychological thriller/mystery with spooky surrealist atmosphere. I started writing this at the behest of my mom who loves a good detective story and does not super love horror 😂 #lookma @kylelaine58

2019-06-18 01:10   5 2

 

I am about 30% done writing this novel. It will be my first non-paranormal, non-horror work. I’d call it a psychological thriller/mystery with spooky surrealist atmosphere. I started writing this at the behest of my mom who loves a good detective story and does not super love horror 😂 #lookma @kylelaine58

Our 6-year old recently told us we can quit our jobs because he was going to make us rich. When I asked what he was going to do to get rich, he said, Drive a taxi! 😳 Umm...maybe I should keep my jobs for now? He took this photo of me when I was practicing #handstands so maybe he’s a budding photographer too? But I don’t know if that will make us rich either...🤔 #amwriting #yogainstructor

2019-06-18 01:09   10 3

 

Our 6-year old recently told us we can quit our jobs because he was going to make us rich. When I asked what he was going to do to get rich, he said, Drive a taxi! 😳 Umm...maybe I should keep my jobs for now He took this photo of me when I was practicing #handstands so maybe he’s a budding photographer too But I don’t know if that will make us rich either...🤔 #amwriting #yogainstructor

Good evening, darlings!! ✨🌼✨
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It’s day 17 of #fantasywipjune and it’s time to BASH my wip 😈😈
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*sips tea aggressively* where do I begin?? Does this book have terrible, overused tropes?? Absolutely. Friends to enemies to lovers, check. Warring families brought together by starcrossed lovers. Check. A chosen one fated to save the day. Yup. Does it have cheesy, brooding men and sassy, badass women?? In SHIPLOADS. Do the pirates say aye? You betcha. And don’t even get me started on the plot holes, the grammar disasters, and the unfinished storylines. And it’s not even finished yet! Will people hate it? Most likely! But do I care...no way. I wouldn’t change a word of this book. (Well, I’m going to change a lot of them, since I still have to finish and edit it. But you get my point 😏). .
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Oh, and to answer yesterday’s question, the worst parent in DotD is Tarran and Saeth’s dad, Weylin. He complains always, and doesn’t do anything productive. He’s an all around prick. .
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Q: any overused, underdeveloped elements in your story?? ✨🌼✨
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 #amwritingfantasy #amwriting #daughterofthedeep #sisterofthestars #thechildrenoflyr #keirabranwen #writer #writingtribe #storybash #plotholes #cliches #writerlife #fantasy #nafantasy #writingcommunity #writertribe

2019-06-18 01:04   25 6

 

Good evening, darlings!! ✨🌼✨ . It’s day 17 of #fantasywipjune and it’s time to BASH my wip 😈😈 . *sips tea aggressively* where do I begin Does this book have terrible, overused tropes Absolutely. Friends to enemies to lovers, check. Warring families brought together by starcrossed lovers. Check. A chosen one fated to save the day. Yup. Does it have cheesy, brooding men and sassy, badass women In SHIPLOADS. Do the pirates say aye You betcha. And don’t even get me started on the plot holes, the grammar disasters, and the unfinished storylines. And it’s not even finished yet! Will people hate it Most likely! But do I care...no way. I wouldn’t change a word of this book. (Well, I’m going to change a lot of them, since I still have to finish and edit it. But you get my point 😏). . . Oh, and to answer yesterday’s question, the worst parent in DotD is Tarran and Saeth’s dad, Weylin. He complains always, and doesn’t do anything productive. He’s an all around prick. . . Q: any overused, underdeveloped elements in your story ✨🌼✨ . . . . . . . . #amwritingfantasy #amwriting #daughterofthedeep #sisterofthestars #thechildrenoflyr #keirabranwen #writer #writingtribe #storybash #plotholes #cliches #writerlife #fantasy #nafantasy #writingcommunity #writertribe

Book Review: Relentless Alien Eyes by Nina Hann

An intriguing sci-fi story…

When a blinding, white light hits Margaux and Byron one fine day and leave them wiped off their memory of the time, they barely know that the strange phenomenon will impact their lives forever. Unaware of their shared past history, the duo unites years later and falls in love. But a set of alien eyes relentlessly haunts Margaux and forces her to find the inexplicable secrets of her past—secrets that will change the couple’s life forever. Without sacrificing the science fiction element, Hann successfully integrates a moving love story into the plot. Hann’s characterization shines as she moves her characters through their desires, insecurities, and fears. The disparate .....full review on website.

A review website & magazine for indie authors.

Submit your book for a guranteed review at The Prairies Book Review. Link in bio.
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2019-06-18 01:02   11 0

 

Book Review: Relentless Alien Eyes by Nina Hann An intriguing sci-fi story… When a blinding, white light hits Margaux and Byron one fine day and leave them wiped off their memory of the time, they barely know that the strange phenomenon will impact their lives forever. Unaware of their shared past history, the duo unites years later and falls in love. But a set of alien eyes relentlessly haunts Margaux and forces her to find the inexplicable secrets of her past—secrets that will change the couple’s life forever. Without sacrificing the science fiction element, Hann successfully integrates a moving love story into the plot. Hann’s characterization shines as she moves her characters through their desires, insecurities, and fears. The disparate .....full review on website. A review website & magazine for indie authors. Submit your book for a guranteed review at The Prairies Book Review. Link in bio. . #authorsofinstagram #amwriting #authors #author #authorlife #authorlifemonth #bookreview #bookreviews #authorsofig #authorgram #authorofig #indieauthor #kindle #kindlebooks #indieauthorsofinstagram #indieauthorsunited #indieauthors #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #newauthor #booksigning #indiebooks #kindleunlimited

All are welcomed at @highlightsfound! 🏕
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Including the neighborhood cow that wandered over🐄😅 •
(who made it safely back home soon after!)

2019-06-18 00:59   24 2

 

All are welcomed at @highlightsfound! 🏕 • Including the neighborhood cow that wandered over🐄😅 • (who made it safely back home soon after!)

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
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So Deep the Ocean Mood 🌅 ⠀⠀
Pre-order: books2read.com/sodeeptheocean

2019-06-18 00:58   12 2

 

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” ⠀⠀ Rumi ⠀⠀ So Deep the Ocean Mood 🌅 ⠀⠀ Pre-order: books2read.com/sodeeptheocean

Make sure to follow @maganvee and get your copy of Dirty Irish, out now!!

2019-06-18 00:57   7 2

 

Make sure to follow @maganvee and get your copy of Dirty Irish, out now!!

My clients went nuts over the last Write Publish Profit Super Stack from infostack. The amount of incredible information included for such a low price allows everyone to benefit from and learn new skills to grow their author business without breaking the bank.

I'm excited to share my Growing Your Author Platform course - a $497 course - for FREE as part of this bundle.

Get instant access to 35 bestselling ebooks, top-rated ecourses, writing prompts, ready-to-use book cover templates, writing and editing software, and much more.

A $5,120.83 value. Yours for only $49.

Click the link in my profile to get it! Hurry! The offer ends tomorrow!

2019-06-18 00:57   4 1

 

My clients went nuts over the last Write Publish Profit Super Stack from infostack. The amount of incredible information included for such a low price allows everyone to benefit from and learn new skills to grow their author business without breaking the bank. I'm excited to share my Growing Your Author Platform course - a $497 course - for FREE as part of this bundle. Get instant access to 35 bestselling ebooks, top-rated ecourses, writing prompts, ready-to-use book cover templates, writing and editing software, and much more. A $5,120.83 value. Yours for only $49. Click the link in my profile to get it! Hurry! The offer ends tomorrow!

Writing is back on the menu, boys. 
Hey everyone! Lots happening in my life so I thought it was time for a more complete update. As many of you know, I like writing. I like writing A LOT. I’ve been wanting to pursue it as a full-time career for awhile now and have dabbled my toes in the water a bit, but never completely committed. 
But in the past year, I’ve moved to the other side of the country, gotten engaged, and now I have Baby #1 on the way. Life has gotten a bit, well, complicated. What I realized is that if I want to be a writer, I need to stop being afraid and just do it (Nike©). So here’s the deal: I’m coming at y’all full-force and I’m coming with a pen (or computer keyboard) in hand. I’m embracing the colorful, wordy, creative, incredibly silly artist that is me and bringing you stories until you are sick of me! 
Here’s what you can look forward to:
-New Novelette Series
-Free Short Stories -Blog Posts about stories, writing, and life in general
-Fun newsletters and email giveaways
-A NOVEL (more on that very soon)
-And me just being ridiculously me per usual

Like my page on Facebook. Follow me on social media. Check out my website. Sign up for the email list. 
I’m back, y’all. And you don’t want to miss anything that happens next.

 #amwriting #author #professionalwriter #writinglife #pursueyourdreams #professionalwritersarejustamateursthatdidntquit

2019-06-18 00:56   5 0

 

Writing is back on the menu, boys. Hey everyone! Lots happening in my life so I thought it was time for a more complete update. As many of you know, I like writing. I like writing A LOT. I’ve been wanting to pursue it as a full-time career for awhile now and have dabbled my toes in the water a bit, but never completely committed. But in the past year, I’ve moved to the other side of the country, gotten engaged, and now I have Baby #1 on the way. Life has gotten a bit, well, complicated. What I realized is that if I want to be a writer, I need to stop being afraid and just do it (Nike©). So here’s the deal: I’m coming at y’all full-force and I’m coming with a pen (or computer keyboard) in hand. I’m embracing the colorful, wordy, creative, incredibly silly artist that is me and bringing you stories until you are sick of me! Here’s what you can look forward to: -New Novelette Series -Free Short Stories -Blog Posts about stories, writing, and life in general -Fun newsletters and email giveaways -A NOVEL (more on that very soon) -And me just being ridiculously me per usual Like my page on Facebook. Follow me on social media. Check out my website. Sign up for the email list. I’m back, y’all. And you don’t want to miss anything that happens next. #amwriting #author #professionalwriter #writinglife #pursueyourdreams #professionalwritersarejustamateursthatdidntquit

“Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.” ~Alberto Moravia
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For years, I’ve asked the same question, “What does it mean to belong?” Moravia’s words have proven true not only in my life as a writer, but simply as a human being. One doesn’t need to be a writer or composer to identify and seek answers to the common themes in their life.
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I wish someone had told me to look for the threads tying my life together–look for the themes and questions that continued to knit their way into my soul. It took me nearly seven years of writing to discover what problem I’ve been trying to understand and a lifetime before that.
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I’ve asked many questions and spilled much ink while asking myself what it means to belong, and yet I feel so far from perfecting an answer. I’m comforted by the fact that I’m not the only one who continues circling around the same idea–all of the great artists do. And the not-so-great artists. And the rest of us ordinary people too.
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Every day I step into the questions in faith, I grow closer to an answer. I tie scraps of string to mark my way, moving forward and back and forward again. It’s a journey with paths that diverge and cross and lead to places of loss and also wonder.
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What a miracle it is to step into the mystery with my words as a guide, making peace with the fact that I may never find the answers, but perhaps the answers will find me.
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What is the one problem/theme/idea you find yourself returning to again and again? What helps you understand?
 #amwriting #hopewriters

2019-06-18 00:55   11 0

 

“Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.” ~Alberto Moravia . For years, I’ve asked the same question, “What does it mean to belong” Moravia’s words have proven true not only in my life as a writer, but simply as a human being. One doesn’t need to be a writer or composer to identify and seek answers to the common themes in their life. . I wish someone had told me to look for the threads tying my life together–look for the themes and questions that continued to knit their way into my soul. It took me nearly seven years of writing to discover what problem I’ve been trying to understand and a lifetime before that. . I’ve asked many questions and spilled much ink while asking myself what it means to belong, and yet I feel so far from perfecting an answer. I’m comforted by the fact that I’m not the only one who continues circling around the same idea–all of the great artists do. And the not-so-great artists. And the rest of us ordinary people too. . Every day I step into the questions in faith, I grow closer to an answer. I tie scraps of string to mark my way, moving forward and back and forward again. It’s a journey with paths that diverge and cross and lead to places of loss and also wonder. . What a miracle it is to step into the mystery with my words as a guide, making peace with the fact that I may never find the answers, but perhaps the answers will find me. . What is the one problem/theme/idea you find yourself returning to again and again What helps you understand #amwriting #hopewriters

@luciannac100 sent me a link today to a list of podcasts for writers - thank you LC! I posted this same picture over at my #everythingelse Instagram account @nutellaqueen73 but then I thought I'd also like to know about all things book related in the world of podcasts. My question for you (out there in instaland) is are there any podcasts or YouTube channels that you enjoy and find helpful?
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Feel free to comment here or on my other account!
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(📷 from @pinterest ) #podcasts #alwayslearning #amwriting #amreading #givemeyoursuggestions

2019-06-18 00:55   2 1

 

@luciannac100 sent me a link today to a list of podcasts for writers - thank you LC! I posted this same picture over at my #everythingelse Instagram account @nutellaqueen73 but then I thought I'd also like to know about all things book related in the world of podcasts. My question for you (out there in instaland) is are there any podcasts or YouTube channels that you enjoy and find helpful 📚 Feel free to comment here or on my other account! 😁 (📷 from @pinterest ) #podcasts #alwayslearning #amwriting #amreading #givemeyoursuggestions

1/28/2003, My mother passed. An, almost, seventeen-year-old phantom that haunts me every day. Today, I share this with you. My first nonfiction piece, “A Rose in Amber’s Casket,” published by the Grief Diaries. (Link in my bio.)
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Thank you, @bluejuniper and the team of the Grief Diaries, for giving my phantom a home. I don’t like sharing much about my existence, but this one has been a long time coming.

2019-06-17 19:37   44 1

 

1/28/2003, My mother passed. An, almost, seventeen-year-old phantom that haunts me every day. Today, I share this with you. My first nonfiction piece, “A Rose in Amber’s Casket,” published by the Grief Diaries. (Link in my bio.) . . . Thank you, @bluejuniper and the team of the Grief Diaries, for giving my phantom a home. I don’t like sharing much about my existence, but this one has been a long time coming.

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