Loitering in Literature!

As you might have seen from my Goodreads widget on the bottom, right-hand corner of my homepage, I really like reading! This was one of the reasons I started an online book club. It has always been relaxing for me, and was also a way for me to get out of my own world and experience…

Motivation, Here I Come!

What do you do to stay motivated? There are so many things in my life that I feel require motivation to keep persevering! Most of these things are not just one-and-done! Running/Exercise: While I am challenging myself to continue a running streak (almost 2 months down)! I also am trying to run more during the…

When You’re Stumped… :(

Yes I did. I signed into my WordPress account, then Googled myself to see what my website looks like from an outsider’s perspective not signed in. My new motto is this: All I can do on those days where I have ZERO motivation– Let me stop in the middle of explaining and interject my own experiences….

Day 31

Short term goal: Reach 50 days! Long term goal: 186 days Miles run and walked this week: 28.5 Total miles run/walked in the challenge: 89.5 By the time you read this, I will have completed my first month of running one mile every day! At the moment of writing though, I’m not quite there. I…

Learning Styles: Study Tips

Whether or not you go to school, there is something that you are learning every day! For this short blog post, I’ve compiled a couple alternatives to the drill and kill method of studying. You’re welcome! This link gives a more simplified version than the chart from Learning Styles and LOTR. However, I think it gives the best…

Letter to Myself

My 213th book to read since I started using Goodreads was The Five Times I Met Myself, by James L. Rubart. This book was suggested by my mom, and even though we don’t usually tend to have the same taste in books, this one’s really good! It is a fiction book that focuses on a man who has the…

Onward! Challenges in Writing Well

I have officially begun to outline my next book! While it is still in the dream stage, I have a very solid idea of what I want to see in my book, so I think it has potential. What I can tell you is that it will be contemporary fiction (my first novel!) and will…

Writing Believable Fiction

I have a question for all my creative writers out there! I am stumped on how to write convincing fiction and make it hook the reader into the story. What makes something worth reading, in your opinion? Here’s the reason I’m asking: I would eventually like to write a fiction novel, and while I can…

New Beginnings!

Welcome dear readers! This is officially my first blog post, on this Groundhog Day in 2017. I hope that when I look back at this in a year to see the progress of my work and the interesting events in my life. Come along with me for this journey! Let me explain what I am planning…

Classic Characters, Modern Moments

When we imagine a classic book such as, Emma, by Jane Austen; Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte; or Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle; we are first struck by the language. I still have yet to be able to conjure up a British accent while reading such literature because I am horrible at mimicking accents. Despite this, the way that the…