Writing

write christmas WINNERS

THIS IS IT YALL.

Two weeks and a whole lot of words later, we have the winners for Write Christmas!

I’m not exaggerating when I say each and every entry gave me sooo much joy. It’s so neat to see your actual writing when all that we usually see is blog posts. Plus, there were a lot of people I’ve never met who joined in! I can’t tell you how thrilled I was for this. Correction: am. I’m still excited.

It took a whole day of reading and re-reading to come up with a top three, and let me tell you, it was HARD. After a lot of thought, I believe I’ve found the stories that best utilize the prompts, your creativity, and Christmas cheer.

With that through, let’s give away our prize, shall we?

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Writing

my writing ROLE MODELS // 10 kickbutt authors who are changing my writing

We’ve all got favorites.

Favorite shows, favorite foods, favorite books actually we cant make up our minds on that last one. But we can more or less agree on what makes a great writer. It takes a person with an eye for characters, themes, prose, and passion to write well.

While a lot of aspiring writers already have those qualities, some are more advanced than others. And that’s perfectly okay! Those of us earlier in our journeys have a bounty of writers that have come before us to admire and learn from.

Like many others, I have a group of authors who have been writing inspirations, be it through actual writing characteristics or simply encouragement they’ve given me. Unfortunately, I can’t thank each and every one of these writers — some are millionaires and some are, well, dead — but their work is well-loved by me and others.

Sooo, let’s count down my top 10 writing role models!

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Blogging, Writing

How To Create An Author Bio To Blow Your Readers Away + HUGE CHANGES

We live in the age of the world-wide-web, where you can meet a dozen new people a day if you want. You can get in touch with people who share your interests and even with people who live on the other side of the planet.

And, especially as bloggers, we have to introduce ourselves so. many. times.

First impressions are important. It’s like a sales pitch for yourself AND your writing. You only have several moments to introduce yourself to your audience, and it may factor in whether they leave or stay. It could mean a world of difference to your stats or sales.

So, what exactly makes a great bio?

I’ve broken down the fundamental parts to a great bio that will pull readers in and give them a reason to stay with you, whether on your blog or the back cover of your book!

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