I adore Acevedo. She presses the real questions in her writing and approaches the themes in her books with care and tenacity. WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH is no exception, I love how she crafts her characters lives and struggles with a vivacious description that flows from the … More Review: With the Fire On High – Elizabeth Acevedo
A must-read. Every time I turned the page I kept nodding my head in agreeance, in anger and frustration because there are so many truths that hurt but motivate to keep speaking your truth to stand up for what you believe in. This book is amazing! I felt Natalie’s … More Review: Lima::Limon by Natalie Scenters-Zapico
Today is the last day of Camp NaNoWriMo July 2019, and although this is the end of one writing month it doesn’t mean this is the end of your writing journey. I wrote a post for the NaNo blog particularly for this reason. Check out my post by clicking on the image which will take … More The Heart of Your Story is You
Do word counts matter? I’ve been going back and forth on this because one I think it’s important to keep a steady work flow everyday so that it builds up and doesn’t cause as much stress. This is where word counts and writing ‘every day’ come into the picture. BUT I’m also a firm believer … More Word count will you meet me halfway?
😍 I had so much fun reading STRIPPED by Zoey Castile. 😍Let’s start with our characters Robyn Flores, teacher who’s still trying to figure it all out and Zac Fallon who’s a male stripper. They live in the same building and of course first encounters are hilarious. This is my first Zoey Castile … More Review: Stripped by Zoey Castile
GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW: Silvia Moreno-Garcia is an author I admire for her genre-bending stories. Her writing style immediately pulls you into the story and gradually lets you live inside it. It was so refreshing to read, the story is set in 1920s Mexico. It’s a fun, and engaging read, the mix of … More Review: Gods Of Jade And Shadow By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Summer is here!! I hope everyone is finding a nice sunny place to spend these next couple of months. One thing that I look forward to during this season is the warm afternoons filled with the dwindling noise of the city. I like to wait until it quiets down turns into a serene breezy twilight. … More What are you writing this summer?
Today marks the third anniversary of me starting this blog. Yay! I can’t believe it’s been three years already! I’m so happy I’ve reached this milestone! Mostly this space is dedicated to a combination of things such as books, movies, and writing. I’m so glad a lot of you have found it and continue … More Blog Anniversary #3
T E X T T O S P E E C H Did you know you can activate text to speech on your computer? Yes. It is possible. I only know how to do this on a Mac, but I’m almost positive you can also do it on a PC. You will … More Text to Speech an Editing Tool
Alrighty, so there are plenty of articles about how to plot a story. I’ve read a lot of those. A lot. I’m still learning, and I will continue to learn to make the story the best it can be. However, what are some other steps we as writers can take to take the story further? For … More Using Scapple To Plot A Story