authors, Life, WIP, Writing, Writing Craft, Writing Habit

5 Ways to Write (Without Actually Writing)

Hullo, world! I must convey to you how happy I am to be writing this post. In the month I took a rest from blogging, I realised just how much I missed it. I’ve actually been blogging for almost five years counting my Japanese and science blogs, and blogging is one thing that sparks joy… Continue reading 5 Ways to Write (Without Actually Writing)

WIP, Writing, Writing Habit

5 Things To Do When Your Story is Stuck

Hullo, world! It’s another brilliant Wednesday morning. We are finally done with gloomy rainy days and back in sunshine mode here on the west coast. Ever since (two days) I started waking up at the time I used to, God has blessed the day with the most dazzling weather. Mayhaps all I need to do… Continue reading 5 Things To Do When Your Story is Stuck

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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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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 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

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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