The Pressure of Finding the Right Agent

Hey guys! How’ve you been? That’s good, that’s good… Oh, me? Ah, well, to be honest, I’ve been pretty stressed. Why? Well, let me tell you why. It’s because I’ve been dedicating hours of my life to doing copious amounts of research on literary agents. It’s been a long and arduous process, one I’m hoping will pay off in the end, but I’m not going to lie. It’s taking quite the toll on my poor little brain. Because it isn’t as easy as you may think. Not if you’re me, anyway. It’s funny, because in most areas of my life I have the most Type B personality one could have. But when it comes to writing–and, in the same vein, researching literary agents–I’m a Type A fiend. The type of Type A that my Type B side would hate very, very much.

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Book Review – I Should Be Writing: A Writer’s Workshop by Mur Lafferty

Rating: 4/5 Stars

This book was a quick read with a lot of really great information that was delivered in an entertaining way. Though I consider myself to be a somewhat seasoned writer, I found myself learning quite a few things from this book, from editing tips to information about the publishing industry. It was also incredibly inspiring, urging writers to keep working toward their dreams and to ignore their inner “bully.” Though there was nothing necessarily new revealed in this book, all of the information was presented in a unique way that I believe would be incredibly beneficial to an amateur writer.

I would absolutely recommend this book to any aspiring authors looking to learn a bit more about what it’s like to be a writer professionally, or who may be second-guessing their abilities. Lafferty’s writing is witty, charming, and all-around fun to read.

Book Review – The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

This will be a spoiler-free review. For my spoiler-y thoughts, check out my Book Breakdown on my YouTube channel, which will be posted on 1/17/2018 (My Channel).

This novel had so many great things going for it. Bracken’s use of language was amazing, from her vivid imagery to her hilarious one-liners sprinkled throughout. This book had a tendency to make me laugh in one instance, and then gasp at the sheer beauty of the prose in another (something I wasn’t expecting to experience while reading a MG novel). Bracken was also very skillful in describing her characters, introducing their appearances and personalities in only a few short lines that easily got the point across nicely.

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Let’s Talk About Writing: To Prologue or Not to Prologue

Hello, and welcome to the newest series that will be gracing this blog once a month! If you enjoyed “31 Days of NaNoWriMo Prep,” you’re going to love this series, because in it we’ll be discussing all of the topics I wasn’t able to squeeze into a month! And I’d like to point out that I’m absolutely open to requests when it comes to the topics of these posts, so feel free to leave a comment or shoot me a tweet or tumblr ask if you have something you’d like me to discuss! Also, if you’re more of an auditory learner, you can hop on over to my YouTube channel and watch the corresponding video to this post here.

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