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Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 4-6, by Sonam Chainani

As promised, here is the review of the last half of The School for Good and Evil books. It took me so darn long to get this done because 1) I wasn’t very smart about how I put the books on hold (I put them on hold as I finished one, instead of multiple at… Continue reading Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 4-6, by Sonam Chainani

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2021 Goals and Intentions

2021 is finally here! I’m sure the rest of you are just as relieved as I am to have a fresh start at new goals and new plans! I’m a little late to the “New Years” train this year because I’ve had three family traumas on the same side of the family in the past… Continue reading 2021 Goals and Intentions

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The Star Sticker Method: Does It Really Work?

National Novel Writing Month is over! Every year I feel like it is the longest month of my life, and then BAM. It’s December. This year for NaNoWriMo, in tandem with the normal manners of accountability, I decided to see if I could amp up my productivity and word count by using Alexa Donne’s Star… Continue reading The Star Sticker Method: Does It Really Work?

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NaNoWriMo Weeks 2 & 3: Survival Tips

Have you ever had days where you feel like you have a limited number of words in you and once you hit it, you can’t produce anymore? That is me this week. National Novel Writing Month is well under way now and I’ve been meaning to write this blog post, but since I have hit… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Weeks 2 & 3: Survival Tips

Aisley's Reviews

Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 1-3, by Sonam Chainani

It has been so long since I last posted a review. I have been working through The School for Good and Evil series by Sonam Chainani and as it turns out...the series has six books in total. I didn’t expect that! I thought it was only three! But it works out, because as I’ve gotten… Continue reading Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 1-3, by Sonam Chainani

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Productivity Power Up: The Star Sticker Method

Confession time. I can absolutely be motivated by star stickers. I recently came across Alexa Donne’s video about the Star Sticker Method and I sorta kicked myself for not thinking of it before. I don’t know about you, but there is just something about getting those gold stars that gives me a buzz.  That being… Continue reading Productivity Power Up: The Star Sticker Method

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Accelerating Growth through Accountability

Accountability is a key factor in producing results and exponential growth as a writer. Yes, sometimes it is easier just to "do your thing" and not worry about keeping track, but accountability has worked magic in my journey as a writer and I want to share my experience with you. It is my hope that… Continue reading Accelerating Growth through Accountability

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Productivity Apps for Writers

Productivity apps are a saving grace for my writing. Over the years and through a lot of research, I’ve found a handful of apps that work really well with my process, particularly when I’m not at my computer. I wanted to share with all of you the productivity apps I’ve been using to get a… Continue reading Productivity Apps for Writers

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Reading for Research

Reading for research is one of my favorite parts of the writing process. I love discovering new genres and learning what already has been done. It is exhilarating to find a new book to love, something that has happened to me on multiple occasions through this process. I have grown from the "research reading" I’ve… Continue reading Reading for Research

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Recos for Writers

Book Recommendation: Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland

I’m so excited to share with you my latest read on writing! A few weeks ago, I finished Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland. I first heard of the book when I attended David Farland’s “Writing Enchanted Prose” class at Fyrecon last year, and bought it because I don’t have great skill in outlining. I… Continue reading Book Recommendation: Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland