The future of YA (part 1) | changing trends and mainstream books

So this post is coming a little later - and a little different - than I originally intended, but here it is nonetheless! With this post, I'm starting a series that's all about the future of YA. Originally, it was just going to be one post, but that ended up being WAY too long, so …

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How does nostalgia affect how I read books?

Here's a fun fact about me: I love rereading my favorite books. There's nothing better than falling back into a world and characters that I already know I'll love, and I usually get something new out of it no matter how many times I've been there before. However, when I reread these books and subsequently …

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My experience as a creative writing major

Hi friends, guess what? I graduated college this week! As of May 19, 2019, I have a Bachelor's of Arts in Creative Writing with a minor in political science, which sounds Very Official and Fancy. For the past four years, I've been spending basically all of my time and energy striving toward this goal and …

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8 little tips for new bloggers (what I wish I knew starting out)

When I started blogging back at the beginning of 2018, I had no idea what I was doing. Naturally, I went out looking for advice from other bloggers, and while I found LOTS of incredibly useful tips and guidance, there was still plenty that I learned on my own along the way. This list is …

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6 things I’ve learned in a year of blogging | one year blogiversary! 🎉

Tomorrow, February 8, marks the one-year anniversary of my very first post on this blog. I can't believe that I've been blogging for an entire year! Time really does fly, huh? In that time, I've published 109 posts and written 115,370 words. A year ago, I don't think I could ever have imagined I'd be …

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