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October 18, 2021

NaNoWriMo Prep Week 3: Finding the Right Consequences for Your Writing Motivation

Not sure how to get your butt in the chair to keep writing during NaNoWriMo? Check out these unique rewards and consequences one writer’s group uses to keep themselves motivated.
October 15, 2021

The MockingOwl Roost Volume 1, Issue 4: Community

Our first open-submission issue of the MockingOwl Roost is now live! Within the pages, you’ll find poetry, short fiction, inspiration pieces, a “how-to” for NaNoWriMo participants, and much more. Enjoy!
October 12, 2021

Book Review: Sisterhood of the Infamous

It’s written with such passion, and truth that you can feel what each character is going through. And as a result, I found that it took an emotional toll on me and was hard to read at times. Hard or not, I had to find out what happened next.
October 11, 2021

NaNoWriMo Prep Week 2: Your Writing Space

Here are some things I’ve done to create that writing space for myself even in the midst of: being married and sharing a studio apartment with another NaNo-er, having no office, and having no place to “go to” for writing, and working from home full-time.
October 7, 2021

Book Review: Skin of Tattoos

This book is an emotional rollercoaster, and I really enjoyed the adrenaline pumping action. Violence, tenderness, love, loyalty, death, and betrayal play across the pages like an intricate melody that never fully resolves.
October 4, 2021

NaNoWriMo Prep Week 1: Writer’s Groups

I’ve personally participated in NaNoWriMo for twelve years already and won eleven years (meaning I completed the 50,000 words on a brand new novel or rewrite of a novel). So, I thought I’d share some insight on my own preparations that hopefully will help newbies or long-standing NaNo-ers who’ve perhaps struggled a little. Today, we’re looking at writer’s groups and their value during this time.
September 19, 2021

Nonfiction Review – 12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life

12 Tiny Things is all about finding simple ways that help you find the best life possible. Specifically, the authors, Heidi Barr and Ellie Roscher, explore these twelve topics to find that place of rest, of peace, of health within them.
September 11, 2021

When Schizophrenia Came: A Remembrance

Schizophrenia was not your end, though the incidents leading to your diagnosis did feel like it. Schizophrenia did not remove you from existence, though you were never recognizable as the sunny, bubbly, quirky girl we used to know after that diagnosis…
September 10, 2021

The Wilderness Between Us, Pt. 2

It wasn’t going to be easy. Since she was practically immobile and reliant on moving at the pace of a pack of turtles, this was going to take some serious work. Not to mention every time she made a movement in the blasted sleeping bag or tent, it made a terrible rustling sound that would wake the dead.
September 9, 2021

Another New Favorite: My Ahmad Strawberry Sensation Tea Review

I stumbled onto the Ahmad brand for August’s tea review. And now I’m hooked. As I write this review, I’m literally on the last of the twenty bags from the box. Yeah. I’m going to have to order another box or twelve.
September 7, 2021

How Never Doubting Christian Dogma Nearly Ruined My Life and Why I’m Grateful to Have Doubts

When your dogma is stronger than your faith, you need a deconstruction of faith like never before. I didn’t think I needed that. Turns out, I was wrong.