BOOK REVIEW: ‘Leah on the Offbeat’ exceeded all of my expectations

Since I absolutely adored Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, it's safe to say that I had high expectations for its sequel, Leah on the Offbeat. But regardless of how high my expectations were, it still exceeded them. While Simon vs. was told from the point of view of Simon Spier, Leah on the Offbeat is told from the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: ‘Leah on the Offbeat’ exceeded all of my expectations

I’m taking a break from revising my novel, and that’s okay

When I started this blog, I had planned on using it in part to write about my revision process and the trials and tribulations that go with that. That's still the plan, but it's super hard to do when you're not actually doing much revising. So here's the first update for you all: I'm taking … Continue reading I’m taking a break from revising my novel, and that’s okay

How to create a character mood board (and why I’m obsessed)

Yes, I still hate character charts. Yes, I still try to fill them out and get bored every time. And yes, I have officially found something even better than those 5 fun ways to develop your characters I wrote about a while ago. And that, my friends, is making character mood boards. Yes, you read that right. … Continue reading How to create a character mood board (and why I’m obsessed)

BOOK REVIEW: Will I ever write a novel as good as ‘Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda’?

Today is the third birthday of Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, and I took that as a sign that I need to talk about how much I adore it. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time, okay? It even beats Turtles All the Way Down, which is saying … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Will I ever write a novel as good as ‘Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda’?