Hello, y'all! It is officially time to launch 2019's short story series, A House Divided! This story is dedicated to my dad, who gave me this whole idea five years ago. 🙂 It is rated G, and I have not yet decided on a theme song...maybe there will be one in time for chapter 2. … Continue reading A House Divided Launch: Chapter 1!!
When you write, do you go with the flow? Do you let your story take the reigns, rather than follow a pre-outlined path? Or do you know every single detail, every single plot point, BEFORE you write your story? Whether you are a pantser or a planner, you will meet difficulties and success. Both of … Continue reading Pantser or Planner–Which is Better?
Hello, and happy blogaversary to me!! On January 8 two years ago, I published Quills, Pens, and Ink Pots on WordPress. I am two! A brief history of Quills, Pens, and Ink Pots: January 24, 2016--I started Quills, Pens, and Ink Pots on Blogger, which is Google's blogging platform. Those were dark days. I do … Continue reading Happy Blogaversary!! (I think I spelled that right)
A friend introduced me to KOTLC about four years ago...those books are AMAZING! Personally, I haven't enjoyed the most recent two books as much, but I love the series and the characters and I'm excited to see what Shannon Messenger does with the final two books. Anyway, I haven't done any bookish posts in a … Continue reading The KOTLC Books Summed Up in 15 Words or Less
Time for this year’s annual recap! These posts are done once a year (obviously) to show how my blog has done, how I've done, some highlights, etc.. I know it sounds cliché, but duuuude....2018 went by fast. And honestly, I'm glad it's over--this has been one of the toughest years of my life! So, without further … Continue reading Yearly Recap—2018 in Perspective
Are you guys ready for this? Because I am! I don't think this needs an introduction. With no further ado, let us have...SHORT STORY SERIES 2019!!! Jim Edderson is both shocked and thrilled when he receives news that his long-lost great-uncle has died and left him both his Alaskan house and his giant fortune--if he … Continue reading Short Story Series 2019!
Morning! I hope you had a happy Christmas! I've been reading a lot of classic literature lately, so I thought I'd do a post of my top favorites. Classic literature is fun because it's older and a bit more dramatic, I think, which is entertaining. XD Plus, all the books these days are about dystopian … Continue reading Top Ten Classic Books
Hahahahaha...am I ready to start another short story series? YES. I love doing my annual short story series, and hopefully I have the time/mental sanity to keep doing it. I finished up my Supernova series last week, which you can view here OR you can click the button in the sidebar and view all of it … Continue reading Short Story Series 2019–TEASER
Hey guys! Today I discovered a poem generator online and decided to plug some stuff in to see what would happen. Basically, there are certain blanks and prompt you fill out, and the generator pulls poem structures and random words from online, compiling them into a structured poem. I thought they were going to be … Continue reading Poetry Using a Free-Verse Generator
After two long months of waiting... A year of building up to it.... A year of reading, waiting, hoping... I am proud to present to you the final chapter of Supernova!!!! I almost cried when I wrote this, because I really loved this story, and I'm sad that it's over. I hope you guys loved … Continue reading Final Supernova Chapter + Epilogue!!!!
I'm going to jump right into this because I've been bursting to say it for days.... I WON NANO. I'm so excited! This is the third year I've done it and I've never won it before, so it's great to finally feel like I actually accomplished something and didn't just stare at my computer screen … Continue reading Final NaNo Stuff
One of my favorite Ron Weasley quotes is one he says to Harry when the Dursleys pick him up at King's Cross Station after another school year. "Don't let the Muggles get you down," he says, his way of telling Harry to cheer up. Sometimes, we all need to cheer up a bit *looks at … Continue reading “Don’t let the Muggles Get You Down”–A Guide to Optimism
As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I finally got the chance to go to the library and get some books! I've already read most of them now, but I still figured I'd show you guys what I got (well, tell, not show--we all know photography isn't my strong point. I'm working on it). Shadow … Continue reading Library Haul
Has it really already been one week of NaNoWriMo??!! According to my calendar, it has. Wow. Scary. The good news--I'M ON TRACK!! Woo-hoo! I've been behind all week, and as of literally five minutes ago I FINALLY got to where I need to be to finish on time! Now, I just have to keep it … Continue reading NaNo Update–Week 1
Do you remember that one time I assured you guys that I am not crazy? I was, without a doubt, one-hundred-percent WRONG. Just to give y'all a scope of what my past week was like... One shower. One pair of pants. One all-nighter. And a group project to destroy them all... He he, sounds like … Continue reading Are NaNoWriMo and Insanity Synonyms? Yes, Yes They Are…