authors, Writing

LGBTQ2+ And the Christian Writer

Hullo, world! Yesterday and today, my mum has been gathering ingredients to make yuzu-shu, and I’m excited! (I’m crossing my fingers she’ll let me have a taste since I’m of legal drinking age…) Because she forgot her wallet yesterday, I went on an adventure to get it to her all the way to the Kits… Continue reading LGBTQ2+ And the Christian Writer

Author health, Life, WIP, Writing

AH: 5 Truths to Remind Yourself On Painful Writing Days

Hullo, world! The weather is starting to warm up, the cherry blossoms are starting to open up, and rain days are diminishing by the week...it’s starting to look like spring! Without a  doubt, spring is my favourite season of the year. In Japan, it’s also the start of a new school year--so I guess that… Continue reading AH: 5 Truths to Remind Yourself On Painful Writing Days

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February Afternoon Tea w/ SJ + The Liebster Award

Good afternoon! It’s that time of the month again, except February is a special one...it’s been officially one year since I began the Afternoon Tea series! *inserts fanfare and cheers and  confettis*  Reading back from February a year ago, I can’t believe how so many things changed. Also, I really want to go back in… Continue reading February Afternoon Tea w/ SJ + The Liebster Award

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12 Classic Loves Collab with Samantha

Hi guys!  Surprise! I’m not SJ.  I’m Samantha (or Sam, up to you), and I blog at Bookshire, where I talk about books, from reviews and analyses of habits of the reading and writing world, to digressing into flash fiction and raving about my favorite books (and occasionally movies). I’m so grateful that SJ suggested… Continue reading 12 Classic Loves Collab with Samantha

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Create a Writing Life That (Actually) Works for You

Hullo, world!  It’s actually snowing in Vancouver today, which is super exciting. Snowcouver trumps Raincouver! (I know, spoken like someone from Edmonton where it’s -30°C and sunny.) I’m thinking I’ll take a short walk in the snow with my sister for an early Valentine girl’s date...It’s a White Valentine! (I know, now I’m ceasing to… Continue reading Create a Writing Life That (Actually) Works for You

Author health, WIP, Writing Habit

AH: 3 Habits to Write What You Love

Hullo, world! It’s my lucky day! (I know, when I’m happy, I go off into weird Jack Sparrow tandems.) Raincouver has taken a break, and the last three days have been sunny despite winter still raging, and I feel a hint of spring in the air… “And when he shakes his mane, we shall have… Continue reading AH: 3 Habits to Write What You Love

Author health, Life, Writing

AH: Dreams, Goals + Plans for 2021

Happy New Year!  (Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!) I can hardly believe that 2020, with all of its quirks and whirlwinds, is past us. And not to put off 2021, but I think 2020 will be that year we’ll keep talking about when we’re old and senile…(“Yes, sonny, you wouldn’t remember what a year we had in… Continue reading AH: Dreams, Goals + Plans for 2021

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December Afternoon Tea with SJ: 2020 Reflection

Good afternoon to you! We are back for our monthly Afternoon tea series, of which I am extremely excited about. It’s hard to believe that I only started this series in February this year. Since then, so many things have changed it’s frankly hard to say what changed how.  Today, we’ll have a classic tea… Continue reading December Afternoon Tea with SJ: 2020 Reflection

Author health, authors, Life, WIP, Writing

5 Steps to Recharge After A Major WIP

Hullo, world! I’m back again with another Author Health blog post. *inserts fanfare* Today is a kind of special post for me, since it’s officially December...the month after NaNoWriMo! (Or Meno-WriMo in my case.) Although I didn’t reach my goal of 50K this year (I wrote 28K), I’m glad with what I did get down… Continue reading 5 Steps to Recharge After A Major WIP

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November Afternoon Tea with SJ + Know the Novel Part 2

Good afternoon! I can’t believe a month has already passed and I’m typing up this post. (TBH, I actually don’t want to think about this month ending.) But anyhow, November’s nearing an end and it means I get to sit down with cups of teas and chat about my life.  Except.  This month I’m snagging… Continue reading November Afternoon Tea with SJ + Know the Novel Part 2