5 Book Characters That Are #Me

I’m not one of those people who does tags all the time. I’d rather spend my one precious posting day a week ranting about something that moves me than 300 words of me talking mindlessly about myself.*

However. This post warranted an exception. Why?

BOOK CHARACTERS!!

I don’t know, something about this idea just made me super excited — comparing myself to book characters?? Pretending like they’re real for a few minutes??? YES SIR I’LL TAKE IT.


*one of these days i’m going to get to all the things i’ve been tagged for. don’t worry. i’ve got a google doc 😉
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How To Be The Best Alpha/Beta Reader Ever™ And Give Priceless Feedback

Have you noticed a big boom in the amount of new books being written?

A lot of us in the blogosphere aren’t just bloggers – we’re readers, writers, and storytellers. So, we not only want to write a weekly collection of our thoughts. We want to write an novel! YAY!

But! With all these new novels, we’re being asked more and more often to be readers to these work-in-progresses, also known as being an alpha or beta reader.* And as a writing blogger, it happens a lot. I’m pre-reading 4 books right now!**

While the job’s simple enough (read, comment, support) a lot of people seem to get it wrong by not doing anything for some reason?? They don’t put in the effort to give helpful comments and suggestions to the author.

That needs to change.

Today, let’s talk about how you can be a valuable member in a team of readers, and give great advice that will benefit your author’s editing time.


 *What’re alpha and beta readers?

  1. An alpha reader reads your book as you are writing it, during your first draft.
  2. A beta reader reads your book after you have finished the first draft and are editing or beginning your second draft.

** *laughs nervously at GIANT MANUSCRIPT DOCS*
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YA/Classic Romances (The Good, The Bad, & The Tragic [PLUS SURVEY RESULTS HEH HEH])

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! The day of love and happiness (that usually ends with those chalk candies all over the place, eww) and buying expensive stuff to bestow on your other half!

Unless, you know, you’re single like me and spend the day eating all the chocolate cake in close proximity 🙂

But, for bookworms, this is also the day where we get to go crazy over our literary crushes and imagine all out OTPs in those corny ads on TV. Because if we aren’t ‘in a relationship,’ then at least let us pour over our books and scream over our ships, okay??

Speaking of ships… that’s what we’re talking about today. We’re going to go through all the different types of relationships in YA fiction (and some other things, too, hehe) and how some of them are stupid and some of them are THE BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO BOOKIES.

So, grab your chocolate cake and let’s get started.

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8 Writer & Bookworm Stereotypes (That May Or May Not Be True I’m Not Sure??)

Stereotypes. We talk about them all the time in the writing and blogging world, and that’s mostly because they’re controversial. Should our characters conform to stereotypes? Should writers use stereotypes as bases for characters, even if just in certain circumstances? It’s kinda old, at this point.

WELL HAHA GUESS WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT! *pretends people can’t read the title of the post*

It’s preeety clear that writers and bookworms are stereotyped just as much as our precious characters, and it’s reflected in the media – EVEN IN OUR OWN BOOKS WHY?? And a lot of them aren’t actually true!

But then… some of them are true!

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You know what, I’m just going to let the post speak for itself.

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My Long TBR List (Please Help I’m Drowning In Expectations)

*there’s a big announcement at the bottom of this post 😉 *

I like books.

Just kidding. I don’t like books. I love books.

Can’t get enough of them. Give me a good book and I’m entertained the whole time that it takes to read. And most of the time I will not leave my room until I’ve finished the whole thing. You guys get me.

But then… I need more books. Good thing we bookies have the glorious To-Be-Read list. That is, until you realize just exactly how many books are on there. And then you have to pick which one out of dozens to read. And then every time you finish one book another 3 are added to the list???

This does not compute!!

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Thankfully there’s this thing called ‘my blog’ where there are people who like reading and writing (haha that’s you guys) and can sympathize. And weep. And all the other things because we’re all bookies and have 20 piles of books to read.

help these TBR’s are drowning meee

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