Phenomenal Woman History Month

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In honor of Women’s History Month I’m dedicating one of my favorite poems by Maya Angelou. And to always remember, you’re a phenomenal woman.


How was everyone’s International Women’s day last week? Care to share how you celebrated the day. Did you participate in A Day Without a Woman?


Wattys 2016 People’s Choice Award


If you’re on Wattpad you probably already know about the Wattys. If not, here’s a brief introduction.

Every year Wattpad holds a writing contest. There are several categories like visual storytelling, writer’s debut, hidden gems and of course people’s choice.

As it so happens the People’s Choice Award is today August 1st. In this year’s Wattys I’ve entered my work in progress romance novel “Dreaming of You.”

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Writing Plans for 2016

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Well I’ve given it some thought and somehow managed to come up with a quasi writing plan for 2016. It’s definitely not made of stone, so there’s room for flexibility. And definitely I will not add any new ventures onto my plate unlike I did with 2015. Well at least, I’ll try.

First, I’ll critique 3 works on Scribophile every weekend. I need to build up my karma points so that I have enough to start uploading my work for critiques. It’ll  help to sharpen my critiquing skills too, as it’s gotten rather dull. So I’ll either focus on critiquing one set of poetry and two shorts or one short and one chapter (at a time if need be). Continue reading

Gearing Up For Banned Books Week

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

December is fast approaching. And if I want to finish the rewrites/edits to my YA supernatural work in progress by then, I better hop to it. And get it done.

But if you’ve ever read my blog post, “Why Reading is My Starting Point,” you’d know that I love to read. There was a time that I’d devour books whole, sometimes reading two books in one day. And grabbing two new books from the library the next day. Remember the cookie monster? Well I was the book monster!

Banned Books Week is coming up and I can’t just let it pass without doing something to celebrate. Last year I posted an open thread about banned books. But this year, although I’m pressed for time, I want to do something different.
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