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Know the Novel - Part Three: It is Written {A Writers Linkup)

Finally I have for you the third and final part of this linkup! To be honest, I wasn't too eager to do this linkup cause, well, I stopped writing after writing the second part of this linkup. But I still planned to do it anyway, and I have been brainstorming on how to make it more interesting than "I basically have nothing for you so I'm writing boring answers". Yeah, no way I am writing a post like that. So anyway, I have thought of ideas and I have more excitement since being encouraged by fellow blogger and fan of this story. Just ahhh, guys, her love for Smoke is just so heart-warming and amazing and it makes me 1000x times more excited and in love with this story. All your encouragement, kind words and fangirling means so much to me, girl. Just thank you, Maggie.💜 1. Firstly, how did writing this novel go all around? Slow, but that's okay cause when I did wrote, it went pretty well. Yeah, I have scenes that suck, but I can fix them. I have fix some of them a

#WritingCommunity Blog Award

  Aww, I always feel honoured in being tagged. So I was tagged by Julia to do the  #WritingCommunity Blog Award  and I am super excited to be part of this new and unique tag! The Rules: Display the award logo on your site. (I just love tags that come with these) Link back to the person who tagged you.(Here's the link to Julia's  #WritingCommunity Blog Award  post) Answer 5 questions. Tag 3 blogs (must be blogs related to writing, not book review blogs) and ask them 5 new questions. Follow as many blogs with this award as you can! (I will certainly try to) And for the questions!!! 1. What does your writing routine look like? All over the place. I'm still figuring it out. I had a routine at the beginning of this year, but I lost by the middle and I haven't picked up any real routine since then. In this post  I talk about my up and down routine in depth on question 10. 2. Is there a genre you love to read but don't write? Mystery, romance, contemporary and historical f

The Reread, Rewrite, Burn Book Tag

Today, I've got a tag (from  Alabama's blog ) that I will probably regret doing. The way it works is that you use a wheel (this one  here ) to help you decide between three books each to reread, rewrite or BURN. There are twelve books and four rounds. To be honest, my plan was to use a random bunch of books so it wouldn't be too hard (I got books that I was okay with burning). But then it's not fair that the three other people before me had to burn their favourite books and be in a lot of pain. So I redid it and now I am doing only 5 stars books.  Every single one is amazing and I'm going to cry. Why did I made this even harder???   First round A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Cinder by Marissa Meyer Six of Crows by Leigh Burdugo I hate this wheel. Why did it to have pick these??? Also fun fact: When I originally did this, the wheel chose these three so I didn't changed it cause. it. is. so. painful. I can't believe that its first pick ever with ok books it d

"A Wilted Willow" Blog Tour: Book Review and Author Interview

  Today, I've got something special for the blog. As you tell from the title, I had signed up for a Book Release Blog Tour, and I am doing a book review and an author interview for it! I am so excited to be doing this. I haven't known Julia for long or have followed her blog for very long either, but she's so sweet and thoughtful and I just love her blog. I also love her book, which is what I am going to get into soon. But first, the important official stuff. *Clear throat* A Wilted Willow: Revised & Updated Edition is by Julia Witmer. It is a standalone.  Here's the blurb: Day one in fifteen-year-old Mira Miller's home, and a strange man steps through the door that should lead to nowhere. Informing her that a nation from another world needs help defeating a tyrant king with an insatiable taste for power, he presents her a choice: come with him and help, or stay behind and miss out on a chance for adventure. Cadmus Clark, a quiet boy her age who's more than

The Finally Fall (Autumn) Book Tag

I was tagged by the lovely blogger over at  An Attic Full of Paper . And yes, I call fall autumn over here. And here is the link to her post:  The Finally Fall/Autumn Book Tag . (She also calls fall autumn too!) Now, we will jump into the questions as there are no rules! Besides the obvious one to answer the questions. And tag people.  In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting. To be honest, I have a hard time imagining settings really well. It is even harder to know vivid settings. But one, after some thinking, would be Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I don't know if it is a vivid setting for anyone else, but it was for me since (1) I can definitely tell that the settings weren't anything like the movie and (2) I can picture/remember a bunch of scenes from it even after months reading it. (And there are heaps more that I don't remember at all 😂 I blame a lot of that on the movie's visuals clouding my memory).  Nature is beaut

Know the Novel - Part Two: Within the WIP {A Writers Linkup}

Wow, I didn't noticed that I had been writing "Know Your Novel" instead of "Know the Novel". Cool. I also have been absent longer than I had planned for. It looks like there will be only one post this month. It's funny. I wasn't even that  busy or anything. I tried to write a post that was a monster to write, but then I burnt out and gave up for a week or two. Then I wrote another post that won't be out until early December. Hence why one post this month. But, the one post here is the amazing part 2 of the Writers Linkup! I'm sure that you guys have been eager for this one to appear. 😉 So let's jump into this! 1. How's the writing going overall? It is going slow, but it's also going good. Most days sitting down and writing it have been fulfilling. It's just that I haven't been writing this story consistently (skipping many days) so that's why it is going slow.  2. What's been the most fun aspect about writing this nov

Marissa Meyer Book Tag

  Today, I've got a unique tag about a favourite author of mine! I've enjoyed reading her books so much, even if they are intimidating by their huge sizes. The questions are so awesome and I can't wait to answer them.     But first, here's the rules: List the rules. (Doing) Answer the questions provided in the tag. (I will) Use the provided tag image. (This one ^) Link to the creator (Diamond of  I have 12% of a plan ) Provide a bank set of questions for anyone who wants to complete this! There are no nominations for this tag. (Thank you, nominating is hard) And now for the questions! 1. How many Marissa Meyer books do you own? None. 😱 I know that's horrifying, but I am fixing that one day. I only found her since the end of 2019 and I love burrowing books from the library (cause you don't have to wait, and if you don't like a book, you can just return it without wasting money or a copy of it).    2.  Have you read all of the Marissa Meyer Books? No. I have

Christian Topics: Living Faith

I plan this to be a series. I have two other topics on my mind so far. I meant to write this ages ago but just didn't get there. Also, I just didn't have the right words to explain the topic. I found it in the book of James, which I will cover in a little while. This was first prompted by a conversation in a bible study one night when I and another girl were talking about faith. Then I got this sort of revelation. Faith is meant to be living with Christ daily. We shouldn't just have faith. Faith isn't meant to be that way. Faith is meant to be active.  I always knew that as a Christian, my faith should show. But I didn't understand the deep meaning of living faith until that night. We should walk with faith, talk with faith, every single action we do should be with faith. Now, I know this is not the first time we heard this before. I know I haven't. Sometimes, though, the very simple things are the ones we don't understand completely. I didn't realise t

Know the Novel - Part One: Introduction {A Writers Linkup}

Today, I'm joining in the linkup, Know the Novel , hosted by  Christine Smith . It is directed at those who are doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), but you don't have to be doing that to do the linkup (I am one of those people). It is in three parts. So expect another in November and in December. So, I am going to use my current WIP, Our Scattered Ashes. Since I am working on that one the most right now. And onto the amazing questions: 1. What first sparked the idea for this novel? Well, it all started when I had an image of my protagonist, from my first novel, as a cyborg soldier. He was running around in snowy woods, possibly scouting for any threat. Everything kicked off from there. 2.  Share a blurb (or just an overall summary if you'd prefer)! This reminds me I should update the blurb on the blog. Things have changed. But the main idea is still the same. Which is... A young cyborg male has his purpose stripped away when the war ends. Not only that, but his