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15+1 Lessons to Learn from Stephen King’s On Writing

Hullo, world! As some of you may have noticed, now that I got college application mostly out of the way (will now be working hard to get there), I’ll be posting on Wednesdays as well. *Plays fanfare and shouts huzzah* I’ll be mostly doing book reviews and compiling book lists. Or not. We’ll see, we’ll… Continue reading 15+1 Lessons to Learn from Stephen King’s On Writing

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My Thoughts While Reading “A Winter’s Promise”

Happy Wednesday! So, as you can probably tell, I've decided to update my blog on Wednesdays too! *excited and apprehensive at the same time* Without further ado, let me introduce you to the magical world of... A Winter's Promise (The Mirror Visitor Book 1) Find it on: The Synopsis: Long ago, following a cataclysm called… Continue reading My Thoughts While Reading “A Winter’s Promise”

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10 Fantastical Books to Read at Home

Hullo, world!  It’s back to the rainy seasons again...The sunshine was good while it lasted! How are you hanging in while this quarantine seems to drag on forever? I’m trying to wolf down my pile of books, but I have been sloshing off the classics I’m supposed to be reading and have been reading YA...Let’s… Continue reading 10 Fantastical Books to Read at Home

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Welcome to the Doms! (WIP + Camp NaNoWriMo update)

Happy (Early) Mother’s Day! Honestly, there’s so much happening right now that I am so glad I have my mother with me. She’s the most amazing homeschool mom that I know of, and when I grow up, I want to be just like her. (I could write a whole another blog post on this topic.)… Continue reading Welcome to the Doms! (WIP + Camp NaNoWriMo update)

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4 Stages of My Writing Life (and What that Means for You)

May has arrived! It’s always exciting to go into a new month, but I especially adore May. (Except, it’s raining today, so it’s not all sunshine…typical of where I live!) The cherry blossom trees are snowing off their flowers, which looks gorgeous.  A few things to announce before we start today’s topic:  Ash Ronnel at… Continue reading 4 Stages of My Writing Life (and What that Means for You)

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April’s Afternoon Tea with SJ

Good afternoon to you! Thank you for joining me in the third installation of “Afternoon Tea with SJ”. It is always a pleasure for me to have you for my tea.  Today, we’ll be having a spring-themed tea!  To start with, imagine that we are sitting in a brightly lit sunroom directly adjacent to the… Continue reading April’s Afternoon Tea with SJ

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The Unofficial Guide to Love Writing When it Hurts

Hullo, World! Today I’ll be writing to conclude the mini series, Love, Author. With everything shut down (even the library!), I didn’t have to go anywhere in a rush or have to balance school work with my millions of activities (research, karate, music school, etc.). Which was good. Actually, more than good…(Secretly hoping every week… Continue reading The Unofficial Guide to Love Writing When it Hurts

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Afternoon Tea with SJ

Good afternoon, and thank you for joining me in this tea time. For those of you who don’t know, I’m your host SJ, the bibliomaniac. I have just started a new monthly series where I sit down with a tea set and gracefully communicate with you my month. (I’ve seen others doing this, and it… Continue reading Afternoon Tea with SJ

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Stalking Authors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the 4 Authors’ Q & A

I apologize that I’ve fallen off the face of blog-verse once again. Last week, I had my kanji test (more  officially called the Japan Kanji Aptitude Test) and I was going for Level 2 (Level 1 being the hardest), so that was that. Given, it would have been cool if I actually passed. This time,… Continue reading Stalking Authors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the 4 Authors’ Q & A