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May Afternoon Tea with SJ + Bujo!

Good afternoon! As you can see, I’ve slightly recovered from my battle with the influenza. (At least well enough to sit up on my bed.) Today, we’ll be doing something a little unconventional. Since I’m still feeling woozy from the past week of high fevers, we’ll be having tea out in the front porch, where… Continue reading May Afternoon Tea with SJ + Bujo!

authors, Book Review, WIP, Writing, Writing Craft, Writing Habit

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

authors, WIP, Writing

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)

authors, Writing, Writing Craft, Writing Habit

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)

authors, Reading, WIP, Writing, Writing Craft, Writing Habit

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

Writing, Writing Craft

5 + 1 Things to Know About Email Lists

Hullo, world! It's another brilliant day despite all the chaos going on in the world.  Today, I wanted to talk about a very important aspect of blogging: Email Lists. One of the first things I wanted to talk about email lists is that it’s different from a WordPress subscribe list.  The WordPress subscribe list also… Continue reading 5 + 1 Things to Know About Email Lists

WIP, Writing

The Quarantined Characters Tag

Hullo, world! It’s another bright spring day, and I have found just the thing for you people shut up inside the house.  Announcing: The Quarantined Characters Tag! This tag was first developed by Kelly, and I found the tag via Merie Shen’s blog. A big shoutout to the two of them! Basically, in this tag,… Continue reading The Quarantined Characters Tag

Writing, Writing Habit

Spring Scheduling: Easy Steps to Block Your Calendar

Hullo, world! Spring has arrived! All around the neighbourhood, cherry trees are blossoming and birds are singing their songs, early in the mornings. And even with COVID-19, that beautiful aspect of the Creation can't be subtracted. Plus, it's my father's birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD! Spring is a joyous occasion for many of us. In… Continue reading Spring Scheduling: Easy Steps to Block Your Calendar

WIP, Writing

Woodstone Abbey

The Go-To Stats: Status: Outlining, Brainstorming Word Count: 79K/ Aiming for 100K+ Genre: Science Fantasy Audience: Young Adult Woodstone Abbey Pinterest Board Story, &c. Woodstone Abbey is a prestigious institution of the Arts--or magic, as our world calls it. It is located in the World Next Doors, and one can enter it only by divine intervention...S.… Continue reading Woodstone Abbey