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Dragon Hoard: Dragon Fairy Tales 1-6 is LIVE on all the stores. Woot! Dawn jigs a little jig 😁 https://books2read.com/Dragon-Hoard . . . . #dragonhoard #dragonfairytales #dcharrell #thrillyoursoul #girlpower #youbelong #dragon #dragons #fairytales #comingofage #youngadultbooks #youngadultfiction #youngadultfantasy #ya #amwritingya #amwritingfantasy #amwriting #authorsofinstagram #ig_authors
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Sometimes I still can't believe I did it. That that little idea I had for a story way back in 2009 is now a BOOK, published and in shelves in bookshops across the world and on the night stands of 8 year olds and 80 year olds alike. . Sometimes, while I'm working on my current project, I prop up Midnight in the Piazza on my desk or table to remind myself that if I've done it before, I can do it again. And that helps me through writer's block when the words just don't want to come. . #writerslife #debutauthor . . . . #campinstawrimo #campnanowrimo2018 #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #writermom #writermoment #expatwriter #midnightinthepiazza #debutnovel #publishing #authorslife #middlegradefiction #middlegradebooks #authorsofig #kidlit #harperchildrens #harpercollinschildrens #historicalfiction #WIP #fearlessfriday #bookcover #bookstagram #amdrafting #amwriting #amwritingMG #amwritingYA #writersfollowwriters #writerscommunity
The Turquoise room at Eve’s Garden Bed & Breakfast in Marathon, TX. This is the room I stayed in, but they are all truly magical. I’ll be sharing more pics as I continue writing this book. For now, they serve as inspiration for the story of Tyler and Eloise. Cannot wait to finish this lovely young adult book 💛⭐️ #amwriting #writing #amwritingfiction #amwritingya #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #marathontexas #westtexas #bigbend #evesgardenbnb
Today is the last day to enter the giveaway I am cohosting with my #WhimsiGals , @bajgoodson , @adelaidethorne.author , and @daphnetatum ! . Swipe to the end to see first prize(there will also be a 2nd prize 😉). This has been such a fun experience and we can’t wait to choose a winner! And if you haven’t entered yet- go go go! All you need to do is follow us and tag a friend in the original post. 💜 . I’ve realized during this process that I love everything galaxy colored. When I went to take extra pics of my giveaway items(I’m giving away the essence bag, nail polish, and highlighter!) that I have so many purple and blue and galaxy inspired things. 😁 . The artwork on the side is by @amandabeararts . I don’t think I’ve shared this print, but she sent me pics during her process and I am just in love with it. - - - - - #bookstabaddies #bookbabes #IReadYA #totalbooknerd #amwriting #bookishlove #bookishfeature #YALovin #beautifulbooks #illustrationlove #coverlove #prettybooks #mybookfeatures #bookishescape #bookishmerch #bookishthings #allthebookthings #amwritingYA #amwritingfantasy
In case you ever wondered what planning 40K words of your manuscript in post-it noted looks like... This is it. #bookstagram #amwriting #amwritingya #plotting #bookislife #bookish #writerslife #studygram #creativewriting #gettingthere #nanowrimo
TGIF Instagram!!! ⠀⠀ It’s the weekend, what is everyone’s plans? ⠀⠀ Besides the usual laundry that we do every weekend, I have some school/office supply shopping to do and I want to organize my dresser. My husband wants to find time to go to the movies with the Little Man so we will see. . . . . . #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #question #coffeelife #butfirstcoffee #cupsinframe #colorfullife #ihavethisthingwithcolor #coffeeinthemorning #amwriting #writersofig #amwritingya #onmytable #createyourhappy #dreamersandoers #inquiringmindswanttoknow #coffeeaddict #coffeegram #mommylife #primarycolors #iloveofficesupplies #coffeelover #weekendplans #tgif #friyay #nyclife #queensnyc #sixyearold #colormehappy #ipreview @preview.app
I had such a book hangover after reading this one. Grief + cute bookstores + friendSHIPs = happy Enya. 😄💙 the characters were all relatable and three dimensional, and I found myself so immersed in the story! - The cover is also so gorgeous! I know we’re not supposed to judge books by them, but... this one is riveting inside and out! - Do you prefer bookstores, or libraries? - I have to admit, I am partial to libraries, but I have spent many hours stroking books and basking in the new-book smell of bookstores. 😂 . . . #bookinsta #bookstagram #bookstagramwriters #magicalrealism #yanovels #amreading #amwriting #amwritingya #novelist #youngwriters #youngadult #yaliterature #booknerd #booklovers #booksandtea #booksandcoffee #booksaremagic #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #writerslife #booksandcandles #ilovebooks #bibliophile #indieauthor #writergram #readersofinstagram #readmore #cozyphoto #bookish @preview.app
"Sometimes there’s hardly a difference between cunning and luck. In my experience they tend to go hand in hand." . . . . Today's #thursdayaesthetic theme is villains so here's a quick collage of the antagonist in my current WIP. . . . . . ‪ #ThursdayAesthetic #amwriting#amwriting #amediting #wordporn #1linewednesday #1linewed #writer #write_on #writersofig #writerslife #writersunite #yabooks #yafantasy #amwriting #yafantasybooks #amwritingfantasy #amwritingya #amwritingyafantasy #authorsofig #authorslife #authorsofinstagram #bibliophile #author #bookish #storyaesthetic #villain #wip
Character Board: Caine of Tritos ______ I ended up making more of these for the rest of the main cast, so I'm going to keep uploading them! ______ Caine is a supporting character in my current WIP: OF EARTH AND SEA. While he is the cousin of the MC, they couldn't be more different in outlook. Loud, obnoxious, and larger than life, Caine still the best cheerleader to have on the sidelines and the most powerful back-up to have in a fight. That is, until he disappears. . . . . #moodboard #characteraesthetic #aestheticboard #originalcharacter #ofearthandsea #novelwriting #amwritingfantasy #amwritingya #greekmythology #writergram #originalstory #yafantasy
You may not know this about me, but I worked from home from 2010-2016. Transitioning from that very different lifestyle to an office and corporate life was very interesting. Especially in terms of changing my wardrobe 🤣 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This past year I've had to work remotely several times a month and jumping back into those habits again has shown me so much about the importance of organization. Not my strongest suit, but I aim to get better at it every day. I can't wait to return to a regular schedule this September. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've also learned a great deal about the way I have organized my book, partially thanks to the new #HappyStoryBible (see previous post for details and a giveaway) and the feedback from my beta readers. Feedback is a game changer. While my CP and I covered a lot of ground - getting these thoughts in from people that only knew my synopsis has shed some much-needed light on what my next draft needs before I query literary agents. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now let's end this post with a bit of a follow train. I highly recommend these creators, let me know who you recommend I check out in the comments by tagging their account! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Recent writer recommendations: @ponderingwritingretreat @emiliasmorrow @katenweiler @the_writers_journey @authorbethanyatazadeh @authorbritanywang @paganatpaperback @jo.brad.writer @novelscript @author_natasha_meinke ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (I will share more writerly friends in upcoming posts) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #amwriting #youareabadass #girlboss #bossbabe #bosslady #manifestation #manifesting #manifest #lawofattraction #writersofinstagram #amrevising #amediting #writersofinsta #writersofig #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #yawriters #yaauthors #yalit #amwritingya #spiritualbosslady #wordboss #wordcount #bookish #authorlife #writerslife #HappyWriteNow #happywriters
#ThursdayAesthetic theme: Antagonist Still deciding between names right now, but here's an aesthetic for my Big Bad: a priest-turned-knight, reluctant kidnapper of royalty, and The Once And Future Traitor. . But don't tell him that; he's the walking embodiment of A Hero Of His Own Story. . (SO CLOSE to finishing the first draft, all. Like, within-the-next-couple-of-days close. I'll update with word counts soon. In the mean time, anyone joining us for Kim And Megan's word sprint group tonight? I'll be there. Comment for deets 😃) . . . #thursdayaesthetics #aesthetic #aestheticboards #aesthetics #wip #amwritingyafantasy #amprocrastinating #amwritingya #amwritingfiction #amwriting #amwritingyafiction #amwritingfantasy #fantasy #fiction #writingnovels #writerofig #writerofinstagram #writersofig #writingcommunity #writing #writerscommunity #writingabook #writersofinstagram #antagonist #villain #swordsandsorcery #highfantasy
A #ThursdayAesthetic for the villian of my novel. The evil wouldbe queen of Fairy, Mab.
Hello lovely book lovers and wonderful writers. This quote card with words of wisdom by Ursula Le Guin came with my bookmark from @infiniteanddarling The power of stories to help us discover ourselves and the world around us is undeniable. Reading and the access to books is a privilege. So many people don't have the opportunity to read or easy access to books. I feel blessed everyday for the knowledge and stories at my fingertips. If we read books to find out who we are then what about the writers amongst us? I definitely feel I have learnt a lot about myself though my novel writing journey, especially in creating characters and trying to understand their psychology and motivations. The research required for plot and worldbuilding was great fun and certainly broadened my horizons! Writers, did you learn anything about yourself through the writing process? The beautiful flourite tumblestones are from @tumbleandrose and she might have some left. She also does beautiful crystals and candle boxes via @crystalcandlebox and has just started a build your own box option as well! . . . . #bookquotes #bookish #bookspine #bookstagramcommunity #bookstagram #prettybook #readersofinstagram #lovebooks #lovereading #amwritingya #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #writerslife #worldbuilding #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #yabooks #yaliterature #literature #readinglist #booktography #bookpic
Floor revisions. My chair is occupied.
Super proud to have Cold Fire stocked at the wonderful and very cool Mr Bs Reading Emporium in gorgeous Bath. @mrbsemporium Easily one of the coolest #bookshops in #england #britain if not #theworld The Invisible Hand found a good home there and lovely to see my babies together...😂 #bookstagram #booknerdigans #booknerd #amwritingya #bookpic #bookstore #shelfie #proud #happy #smile
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Haven’t posted any aesthetics in a while, so here are two. The Sword of the Witch features a river beast that rises from the water at night to destroy, maim, and kill. It’s a multi POV story with three protagonists. I’m currently over 30k words into draft three! 🐊 #amwritingfantasy #writersofig #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #aesthetic #thursdayaesthetic #novelaesthetics #writer #amwriting #yafantasy #yalit #amwritingya #TheSwordoftheWitch
Have you guys ever gotten a Crazy Idea while doing something totally random? I was drying my hair and a voice inside of me told me to take my latest blog post and turn it into a community of sorts or a nonfiction book or something! ⠀⠀ I grabbed a notebook and wrote idea after idea and I barely remember doing it, like someone had taken over my body and wrote through me. Scariest, craziest, most thrilling thing ever! Stay tuned as I figure out my next steps. ⠀⠀ PS - you can find that blog post at the link in my bio. Thanks! . . . . . #bodypositivity #bodypositivemovement #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #question #coffeelife #butfirstcoffee #cupsinframe #ihavethisthingwithcolor #coffeeinthemorning #amwriting #writersofig #amwritingya #onmytable #dreamersandoers #inquiringmindswanttoknow #courage #selfpublished #selfpublishing #indiepub #colorfullife #erincondren #createyourhappy #erincondrenlifeplanner #Goals #plannergirl #creativepreneur #haes #healthateverysize #ipreview @preview.app
Sneak peak at the new cover for The Winter Princess... haven’t quite decided when I’m going to reveal it on my blog. #amwriting #amwritingya #indieauthor #amwritingyaparanormalromance #theeldritchseries #selfediting #indiesauthorofoz #indieauthors #writermum #writerlife
time for some writing! one of best things about a week off work: being inspired and having the time to do something about it as and when I want to ☀️
I typically like to write at the library, or the cafe, because it helps my mind when I get away from all the craziness and responsibilities at home for a little bit. Sometimes it is pretty cool, though, to just sit here with my favorite coffee mug and a background of crazy to remind me of how lucky my life is! My wife’s DIY picture frames, one daughter’s piano, one daughter’s walker, they are all a reminder that in this house you’re encouraged to do the things you enjoy because you enjoy them. You don’t need any reason more than that! . . . . .#amquerying #amwriting #amwritingya #amrevising #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #writingcommunity
"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." - W.B. Yeats . . . . The beautiful tarot cards in this picture were designed by the glorious @stasiaburrington and the graphic novel in the back is Monstress by @marjorie_liu and @sanatakeda_art. It's my favorite graphic novel series and I highly recommend it. 🖤💜💙 . . . #tarot #witchcraft #dnd #fairytales #monstress #amwriting #writer #writerslife #writersofig #write_on #amreading #readersofig #reader #readersofinstagram #books #nerd #bookish #bookblog #bookhaul #aesthetic #booklove #booknerd #bibliophile #bookphotography #yabooks #amwritingya #fantasy #amreadingya #amreadingfantasy
After a rough night, all I wanted to do was type up a chapter. Guess that’s not happening. #computerdelays #amwritingya #writingproblems
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I've been writing a ton. A ton! Just not this past weekend. . But I did have a nice weekend away reading - @turtlereaders I'm really loving my third book. And am just soaking in all the writing of a debut novel. (Although I was introduced to Zentner's work with his second novel - Goodbye Days 💙💙💙) 🌷#petalposse #tulipsandpoppies
I am having imagination inspiration today. Imagining what will happen to my characters. Imagining my next poetry project. Imagining how the beginning of the school year will go. Imagining what my home will look like once I finally finish the overhaul. But, I can’t stay too long in my head or all I will do is imagine, time to get words on paper. 🖋✍️📖📚 . . . #amwriting #amwritingya #amwritingpoetry #imagination #inspiredtowrite #poetslife #writerlife #poetsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #poetrycommunity #writingcommunity #writinggoals #writinginspiration #ilovewriting #writereclectic #aspiringauthor #carlsaganquote
My main character, Freddie, never goes anywhere without her signature red hoodie. Have you all ever dressed up like your characters or even favorite book characters? #ontheporch #WritersTable #pitchwars
When one receives their first Edit Letter, one must immediately bake a few dozen chocolate chip cookies. 👨🏼‍💻😳🍪 • • • #amwritingya #amediting #bookstagram #authorsofinstagram #novel19s #godgivemestrength
I was tagged by the Elphaba to my Glinda @kaysyconundrum to post 10 books in 10 days on Facebook and I thought I would share them here too! 📖✨😊 I tag anyone who wants to participate especially @aemcauley @arneedflores @madssfp @melanie.clark.author @wakeupfrankie13 @sydney_hawthorn and any other writerly friends! #amwriting #amreading #writerscommunity
This was an interesting (and kinda intense) self-publishing how-to or guidebook. I got a lot out of it but feel like I’m already behind. You know? ⠀⠀ Do you read nonfiction books related to your passions, goals, career, or hobbies? Which ones have been the most helpful? . . . . . #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #writinglife #question #coffeelife #butfirstcoffee #ihavethisthingwithcolor #coffeeinthemorning #amwriting #writersofig #amwritingya #coffeeaddict #inquiringmindswanttoknow #courage #cupsinframe #unicorn #dreamersandoers #selfpublished #onmytable #drinkcoffeereadbooks #kindleunlimited #selfpublishing #indiepub #indiepublisher #debutnovel #amazonkindle #amazon #kindle #growthmindset #ipreview @preview.app
Happy Wednesday Writer Friends! . QOTD: What is your go to website, book, or other reference for researching titles?? . So often we as fantasy writers focus on making things (especially our WIP’s titles) perfectly whimsical. But often they don’t NEED that fictional feel! Don’t get me wrong, it certainly helps, but we don’t need to bend over backwards to achieve it! . AOTD: I honestly just pick a few ideas I like the sound of, google them, and search for synonyms or words in the generally same family as what I’m looking for! Sometimes I change up a letter or two to get that “whimsical” feel, but sometimes I like what I find! . One more day till title reveal day!!! . ✨💜🔮💜✨ . Photo Credit- Pintrest
I'm still writing - honest! #yawriter #writersofinstagram #amwritingya
This week, find Sarah in her natural habitat: hunched over a computer, grinding away at this book. It's everything I love in a story, a combination of Wonder Woman and Atla/The Legend of Korra, complete with elemental magic and forgotten curses and legends and civil war, not to mention forbidden romance, found families, court secrets, and dragons (of course), but geeze am I tired 😂😴 . . . . . #amwriting #amediting #wordporn #writer #write_on #writersofig #writerslife #writersunite #yabooks #yafantasy #amwriting #authorslife #yafantasybooks #amwritingfantasy #amwritingya #amwritingyafantasy #authorsofig #author #bookish #wip #authorsofinstagram
And done! I just finished the complete first draft of the novel I started writing on January 1 of this year. It is book 2 in a 3-book series. (I have only a very vague idea of book 3's plot at this point.) This is my 3rd novel but was was slow going compared to the other two (one in this series, which I wrote in 2017 plus my very first novel was a standalone, which I wrote in 2016). The other two novels I started & finished "writing" (not including planning or post edits) over a summer each. This was the first one I attempted to start actual writing at nights, early mornings and weekends during the semester and then into summer break. It was good and bad while doing it, but at the end I feel like this might be my best book. We will see. Clocked in at the goal length of about 80k. Will give myself a novel writing break to clear my head, then I will get to round one editing on this one in the fall. Also this fall, I'll be on sabbatical working on a fun nonfiction Instagram storytelling/reporting project. And getting serious about finding an agent and also a publisher. That's a whole different kind of work! I also have a nonfiction book and a fiction book that I've got sketched out. So probably one of those will come before book 3 of this series. As far as edits on this book, I've already got a scene in my head for the chopping block. We'll see. But yay!!!!!! #amwriting #amwritingYA #amwritingscifi
“No more be grieved at that which thou hast done: Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud; Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun...” Sonnet 35, Shakespeare Picked up a shakespeare pocket book at @halfpricebooks a couple weeks ago. Turns out sonnets and coffee make for a perfect morning ☕️💐📖 #shakespeare #goodmorning #coffeeandsonnets
@Regrann from @kristin_skipper_author - Currently woking on a new novel, still stuck on my old one. I know I need to push through, but so many other ideas popped into my head. (I do go back and sometimes have to "think hard" when revising, but first I just create). . . Share your thoughts on writing with me! . . . . . #writersofinstagram #writers #amwriting #igpoets #amwritingya #amwritingfiction #writercommunity #motivation #indieauthor #indieauthors #aspiringauthor #writerofig #followingmyheart #dreams #lovetowrite #wordsmith #manifest #writinggoals #writetobreathe #writerscorner #writertips #writerscommunityofinstagram #igwriters
Writers - how do you celebrate when you are done with your books? Do you celebrate each step along the journey? Do you have rituals? ⠀⠀ I don’t have any rituals but I do celebrate each major step - so I have plans for when I submit the hot mess first draft to my editor in a few weeks. An adult beverage (hard cider) and some extra self care spa time - face masks and hot oil hair treatments are already planned. . . . . . #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #writinglife #question #coffeelife #butfirstcoffee #ihavethisthingwithcolor #coffeeinthemorning #ig_coffee #coffeegram #amwriting #currentwip #writersofig #amwritingya #coffeeaddict #writerscorner #selfcarematters #inquiringmindswanttoknow #courage #ilovenotebooks #colorfullife #createyourhappy #erincondren #applelaptop #macbookair #laptoplifestyle #laptopforlife #erincondrennotebook #bluetulip #ipreview @preview.app
Ready to meet my dream cast of book 2? 😍 Can you guess who is who from book one? Some of my super fans have already #shipped a few of these #characters 😇❤️😈 #theaeonchronicles • • • • • • #amwriting #amwritingromance #amwritingfantasy #amwritingya #amwritingparanormal #writerslife #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #demons #angels #action #adventure #darkfantasy
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Character Board: Aurora ______ Something different today! A couple of writer pals and I were discussing character boards for our characters and while I tend to draw them myself, I also wanted to try a hand at creating one myself and I don't hate it! ______ Aurora is a supporting character in my current WIP: OF EARTH AND SEA. A hunter and an archer, Aurora is the MC's closest friend and confidant since they were brought together in a traumatic event in their late childhood. Aurora is a confident woman who refuses to look anywhere but forward and fiercely loyal. Get on her hit list and it's gonna be a bad time. . . . . #moodboard #characteraesthetic #aestheticboard #originalcharacter #ofearthandsea #novelwriting #amwritingfantasy #amwritingya #greekmythology #writergram #originalstory #yafantasy
I have been doing some hard core revisions for my YA book. And, I just spent the last 30 minutes wondering how I went from 1st to 3rd person and present to past tense. Um, what was I thinking? Ah, first drafts. Pretty in their imperfection. 😜🖋📖✍️ . . . #amwriting #amwritingya #amrevising #revision #revisionstruggles #reviseandedit #writerlife #writinglife #aspiringauthor #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #writingya #writinggoals #writingtime #firstdraft #writereclectic #writerstruggles
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winner!! @elanasafar won the drawing for free script read/coaching--Elana, I can't wait to see what you create with the tools in this course!!⁣ ⁣⁣ for the rest of y'all: this course is on sale THROUGH JULY 20 ONLY - stay tuned for other cool bonuses this week. if you want this course, this week is the time to get it, cuz it will never be offered at this price again.⁣ ⁣ this comprehensive course contains the complete methodology I've used to create my own work for the past 15 years, and that I've used to coach award winning Off-Broadway playwrights, network showrunners, Sundance supported filmmakers, published authors, award winning documentarians --and first time writers!--into their best, most impactful work. The course is totally comprehensive and you can do it at your own pace on your own time. If you're a screenwriter, playwright, novelist⁣, solo performer, TV writer- or aspire to any of the above- these are the tools to hugely uplevel your creativity and create radically impactful work.⁣ ⁣⁣ #screenwriter #screenwriting #amscreenwriting #amediting #setlife #actor #director #writerproducer #indiefilm #filmmaker #playwright #soloperformer #amwritingya #entrepreneur #creativepreneur #writingcoach #creativitycoach
LAST CALL TO BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR FREE SCRIPT READ AND COACHING! ($500 value)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ there's one more spot and it closes in an hour and a half (11 am EST!) ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ the next person to enroll in my Character Based Story Structure online course (link in bio) will be entered in this drawing and have a shot at a FREE SCRIPT READ/NOTES SESSION.⁣⁣ ⁣ this comprehensive course is for all creators from award winning industry pros to first time writers, and you can do it at your own pace on your own time. If you're a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, memoirist, TV writer or solo performer-or aspire to any of the above- this course will radically uplevel your work.⁣ ⁣⁣ if you're planning to enroll, now is an awesome time. winner announced in a few hours ❤️⁣ ⁣ #screenwriter #screenwriting #amscreenwriting #amediting #setlife #actor #director #writerproducer #indiefilm #filmmaker #playwright #soloperformer #amwritingya #entrepreneur #creativepreneur #writingcoach #creativitycoach
Monday, Monday. I took the weekend off from Instagram to rest, relax, read, and spend time with my family. ⠀⠀ How do you recharge? ⠀⠀ I’m on the final stretch before the deadline of turning in my hot mess first draft to my editor so I’m taking steps to find time to refill the well among writing words, words, all the words. . . . . . #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #writinglife #mommylife #question #coffeelife #butfirstcoffee #cupsinframe #ihavethisthingwithcolor #coffeeinthemorning #ig_coffee #coffeegram #currentwip #onmydesk #primarycolors #writersofig #inquiringmindswanttoknow #iloveofficesupplies #coffeeaddict #dreamersandoers #selfcarematters #courage #amwriting #amwritingya #writerscorner #mondaymornings #mondrian #selfpublished #unicorn #ipreview @preview.app
To me, nothing can beat an old fashioned journal for hashing out ideas. These kraft paper ones are so fun to decorate! - Are you more of an analog or digital person when it comes to planning? - While I love working things out by hand, I also have been loving Scrivener for organizing my ideas 💡 - If you’re interesting in your own custom journal, feel free to DM me 📓 . . . #aspiringwriter #writersofinstagram #bulletjournal #bujo #bookstagram #fortheloveofreading #wip #amwriting #amwritingya #youngadult #yafiction #yaauthor #contemporaryfiction #mentalillness #diversebooks #lgbtbooks #scrivener #booklover #bibliophile #writerslife #novelist #synopsis #yalit #writingcommunity #writersofig #writemore #emergingwriter #manuscript #firstdraft #bulletjournalforwriters
People. I did it. The first draft of book 2 is done*. (*a semi-coherent, vaguely book-shaped crap statue in need of a MASSIVE revision, but at least it’s crap that *exists*!!) #yabooks #yawriter #amwritingya #ahhhhhh
A fae prince, a fae hunter, and the girl caught between the two. . . #amwritingya #faehunter #fae #dragon #amwriting #futurebook #newwip
The news is out! @kimwritesbooks and I are co-mentoring YA in this year’s #PitchWars ! We are beyond excited for a chance to work with another writer & give back to the community that has given us so much. 💛🎉💛🎉 #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #amwritingya #writersofinstagram #writercommunity #writingcommunity #writerslife #writersofig #igauthors #igauthorlife #igwriters #writer #authors #authorsofinstagram #girlboss #writing #amrevising #yabooks #mentor
“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche 🍃 Does anyone else find this to be true? I’ve decided that my best writing ideas come when I’m out on a walk, surrounded by nature, occasionally ninja-ing my way out of a spiderweb. . . ✌🏻 . . #naturelovers #walk #walking #journey #writerslife #writerswrite #writerssociety #writersofinsta #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writerproblems #writersblock #writerscommunity #writingcommunity #writing #seconddraft #writinginspiration #brainstorm #brainstorming #nature #amwriting #amediting #amwritingya #amwritingromance #instawriter
I finally have a dedicated decent chair for my writing closet! It’s not perfect, and I found it on the curb, but it’s much more comfortable than a fold out chair 👍. Cleaning and decluttering the closet out so I can get some writing done this week 🤞 #amcleaning #amwriting #amwritingya #campnanowrimo #writersofinstagram #writersoffacebook #onemanstrash
Waiting for the 10:00 AM panel: Curses-Worldbuilding Through Expletives. This Con has been amazing. #readercon #inspiration #writersofinstagram #writers #writerslife #authorsofinstagram #author #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #amwritingya
Bit of Sunday afternoon writing. Am sooooo close to finishing this WIP. This one’s been like pulling teeth. What’s one of the hardest projects / assignment / stories you’ve ever had to complete?
Cover reveal for my little book is about a month away! So exciting! Plus! It was finally announced today (a bit early) that I’m one of the YA mentors for #PitchWars for 2018! @linzduga and I can’t wait to read all your pretty words 😍 . . . #coverreveal #covercomingsoon #theforgottenchild #amwriting #amwritingmystery #amwritingya #yalit #writerslife #authorlife #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #mentor #getpublished #publishing #aspiringauthor
Lovely book lovers... guess who got a cat?!?! 😻my journey towards becoming a crazy cat lady is a-go!! ❤️ I’m sure you’ll see a lot of my beautiful calico very soon! - The Smell of Other People’s Houses (aside from having a rad title) had gorgeous prose, compelling characters, and of course, a beautiful cover page! - Do you have any pets? Nia can’t wait to join my photos ❤️ . . . #bookinsta #bookstagram #bookstagramwriters #magicalrealism #yanovels #amreading #amwriting #amwritingya #novelist #youngwriters #youngadult #yaliterature #booknerd #booklovers #booksandtea #booksandcoffee #booksaremagic #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #writerslife #booksandcandles #ilovebooks #bibliophile #indieauthor #writergram #readersofinstagram #readmore #cozyphoto #bookish #bookishcandles @preview.app
One of my dreams have been fulfilled. I've been wanting to find a tiny library since I first heard about them. Also, I left a copy of Apocalypse and Rock and Roll Saved My Soul if you're in that area. #BookNerdigans . #BookLovers . #Bookworms . #Bookish . #BookWhore . #BookNerd . #Reads . #BookAddict . #GirlsWhoRead . #Bookstagram . #BookCommunity . #Instabooks . #BooksOfIG . #ReadersOfInstagram . #AmWriting . #Writers . #IndieAuthors . #AuthorsOfIG . #WritersOfIG . #AuthorLife . #AWritersLife . #BusinessLife . #MarketingLife . #YAAuthor . #AmWritingYA . #TinyLibrary .
Look what a gem I found in my library yesterday #sehinton #theoutsiders #amwritingya #amwritingfantasy #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig
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