Are You Doing NaNoWriMo?

Every year I see people participating in National Novel Writing Month, and every year I regard these people with wary admiration. They must be crazy, I think, to imagine they can crank out a full-length novel in a month. They must be well-disciplined, I also think. I wish I had that sort of determination. A … Continue reading Are You Doing NaNoWriMo?

Writing the Opposite Sex

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I want to make clear my opinion before I get into the meat of this post: I almost always write about the opposite sex. (So, men.) I don’t know why. I’d just rather.

So obviously, I think you should write about who-the-fuck-ever you want.

You’ll run into plenty of people who think otherwise. In my millions and millions of play by post roleplays over the years, I ran into plenty of people who got outright pissed when they found out I don’t have a penis. Mind you, this was us playing as fictional, made up characters, not me catfishing people as a dude.

I’ve had people tell me that, as a woman, I can’t write convincingly from a male point of view. (Before seeing my writing.)

If someone comes at you with that bullshit, headbutt them in the face ignore their ass. You can and must write who and what…

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Best Tagging Practices to Promote Your Blog

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Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter are great resources for bloggers. These sites already have massive communities you can reach out to, learn from, and interact with –you only have to make sure your content reaches the right audience.

Most people who have used these sites before know that tagging is the means by which content reaches interested readers. Many social media users have specific tags they “track,” meaning they’ll see anything posted with certain hashtags.

These three social media platforms utilize tagging in different ways.

A typical Instagram post may only have a sea of #hashtags, with no complete sentences to be found. On the other hand, a Pinterest pin usually has a small paragraph underneath describing the image. This is due to the differences in how users search the sites.

#Clothes #fashion #fallfashion2017 is a less helpful caption for a pin than, “I love these looks for 2017 fall fashion!”

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Some Blogging Tips

Hi guys --long time no blog! I hope to get some input in the comments for this one. I would love to see some of your posts on these topics. Blogging schedules be whack, yo. I wanted to be an ever-present blogger, and at the beginning, cranked out a post a day. The plan was … Continue reading Some Blogging Tips

Blogging Resources

I’ve been at this for a little over a month, now, and am thrilled so far with the WordPress community. Thank you, everyone! I thought I’d put together a list of some of the resources I’ve found helpful, as I’ve found myself recommending them in comments frequently. Unsplash and Pexels: Almost all the stock images … Continue reading Blogging Resources

Present or Past Tense?

The first time I attempted my novel, it was in the third person POV and the main protagonist --the guy who narrates it in its current form --wasn't even a major character. Once I realized I wanted him telling the story and going on the adventure (and for some reason, I realized these things in … Continue reading Present or Past Tense?