Let’s Talk Traditional Publishing: My Experience

It is every authors dream to have an agent or a publisher look at their work and say “Yes, this is exactly what we want,” and to go on publishing their book, as it was my dream too. To have your book published by a company is great because they do all the work fromContinue reading “Let’s Talk Traditional Publishing: My Experience”

Utilizing Instagram’s Features to Grow Your Audience

Article first published on Reader’s Favorite. I have a poetry book out, released towards the end of October, so it’s been out for awhile now, and my main platform of marketing is Instagram. But how do you grow your account, increase your sales, and stay on top of trends, all while trying to make sureContinue reading “Utilizing Instagram’s Features to Grow Your Audience”

Honeybee – book review

Honeybee by Trista Mateer is a WLM poetry collection that briefly goes over the lovesick feelings in a relationship, before moving through the confessional poetry of life during and after a breakup.  I’ve read one of Trista’s works before, The Dogs I Have Kissed, and really enjoyed the language in it, so I was excitedContinue reading “Honeybee – book review”

Setting Up Writing Goals for 2022

The new year is upon us and you’ve probably already started writing down your goals of things you want to accomplish in 2022. But there’s a little nagging voice in the back of your mind, “how are you going to achieve these goals?” I’m going to give you some tips and advice. 1. Be realistic.Continue reading “Setting Up Writing Goals for 2022”

books i’ve read in 2021

I didn’t read many books in 2021, could probably count how many books on one hand, but I’m hoping that will change, and 2022 will be full of more moments of reading and reviewing. Let’s talk about the few books I did read, though. Some of these books I’ve left reviews for (others I eitherContinue reading “books i’ve read in 2021”

let’s talk book reviews

Let’s talk book reviews: Awhile ago, I saw an author practically shaming a review they got on their book. The reviewer gave one star and shared their reasoning in, what I would say, a very polite way. But the author disagreed and went off about how the reviewer should widen their tastes and put theirContinue reading “let’s talk book reviews”

looking back on 2021

2021 is coming to an end and 2022 will be here before we know it. I had plenty of achievements this year, some I could have never even imagined I’d be taking on, but there were alot of things that weren’t as positive too. A few of my top moments: getting published in multiple literaryContinue reading “looking back on 2021”

My Works-in-Progress

Over the course of this past year, I haven’t really written anything outside of pieces that were being submitted to magazines for publication. Meaning, I haven’t started writing a new book, at least, not until my collection In the Mid-Hours came out. Since that book release, I’ve started up three different projects. Yes, I wentContinue reading “My Works-in-Progress”