my year in writing

My Year in Writing – Lessons from 2019 and Plans for the Future

The first time I knew I could move people with my writing was when I cold-pitched an opinion article to a big Portuguese magazine. It


Why We Should Be Reading More Science Fiction in 2020 (Plus, Some Books You Won’t Want to Miss If You Love Dystopian Futures)

Back in 2018, Yuval Noah Harari appeared on Episode 325 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast from Wired. In that interview, the author


How to Recognize Good Feedback and Use It to Become a Better Writer

Feedback is important. In the words of my all-time favorite author, Brandon Sanderson, the people who actually grow up to be amazing authors are the


What to Do When Instagram Starts Killing Your Organic Reach

“Don’t forget which one of your lives is real…” My husband tells me every time he catches me scrolling mindlessly or typing furiously on my

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Fear of writing

How Bruce Springsteen, Neil Gaiman, and John Scalzi Yanked Me out of My Secret Writing Cave and Convinced Me to Start Publishing My Stories

I’m not a Springsteen’s mega fan. But for some weird reason, I found myself gravitating towards his book: Born to Run. Maybe it was because


Lessons on Writing Short Stories (Plus Cover and Title Reveal for My Upcoming Dark Fantasy Short Story)

If you’re reading this article because you want to have a sneak peek at the cover of my upcoming short story, please feel free to

how to write short stories
Fear of writing

How to Know If You’re a Writer? or How to Smash Your Fear of Writing?

Writing is partially an obsession or a compulsion. People who are meant to do it are going to do it whether they are published or


What It Truly Means to Write About What We Know

I decided to wait a few years before publishing my writing and I never regretted that decision To write is to know something. What a

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Writers, Is It Too Soon to Start Your Instagram Page?

Writing around a full-time job and juggling your social media accounts can take a toll on your productivity Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash Instagram can be an


Writing Is Hard, Don’t Trust the People Who Tell You Otherwise

Is writing hard for you? So much that you start wondering about your mental sanity each time you sit down to write? Don’t worry, writing

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