Writing

Four Things I’ve Learned About my Writing Process Through #TeenPit and #PitchWars

  The time between March 2018 (when I entered TeenPit) and present day (leading up to the Pitch Wars showcase) has taught me a lot about writing and my individual writing process. I thought it'd be fun to do some reflection and share some of what I've learned.   The publishing process....is strangely similar to… Continue reading Four Things I’ve Learned About my Writing Process Through #TeenPit and #PitchWars

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

  Ahhh, this is my first book review of 2019! Reading Black Enough: Stroies of Being Young & Black in America was like taking a sip of refreshing lemonade. This anthology was so original in the fact that it was centered around multiple facets of being a Black teen, and each story was written by… Continue reading Book Review: Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Writing

My Writing Playlist: Songs I Always Listen to When I Write

  I believe that I've spent at least 80% of my life listening to music. Music plays such a huge role, and especially in my writing. It's how I gain inspiration, flesh out ideas, and get to know my characters better. For every WIP, I have a playlist. Even before I begin brainstorming, outlining, or… Continue reading My Writing Playlist: Songs I Always Listen to When I Write

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Hey Girl, Hey! (Where I’ve Been…)

I'm back!!!!!! A lot has happened between my last post and now: a month has flown by, I turned 18, I finished the fourth draft of my Pitch Wars manuscript, I finished applying to college, and I got through the first half of the first semester. Due to extreme school-related stress and trying to balance… Continue reading Hey Girl, Hey! (Where I’ve Been…)