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Lovely Links 07.30.14-08.06.14

Hello, August! This year is going by so fast–I can’t believe it. It’ll be 2015 before you know it.

Enough of my digressing. Let’s get to this month’s links!

There are the links! Enjoy!

What do you think of these links? Do you have any recommendations?


Why You Should Use Wattpad

Photo credit:Twitter

Photo credit: Twitter

I just started using Wattpad and I already love it. I could kick myself for not signing up sooner. Like every other trend, I was reluctant to hop on the bandwagon for this site right away. I put it off for ages.

Finally, I joined.

“What is Wattpad?” you might ask. That’s a question I can answer. Wattpad lets you post poems, novels, short stories, fan fiction, and so much more. It’s a great place to upload your work, interact with other writers, and get feedback and advice about your pieces.

Once you start posting chapters or sections of your novel, people will read, review, and vote for it. This interest will motivate you to keep writing. If you want to maintain your following on Wattpad, you should try to update at least once every 3-7 days.

The coolest thing about Wattpad is that so many authors there have gotten book deals via the site. You never know what could happen! 😉

Seriously, though, Wattpad can be the key to staying motivated when working on something long-term, like a novel. If it sounds interesting, you should totally sign up! And feel free to follow me! 🙂

What do you think of Wattpad? Any other websites like it that you want to recommend?

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“@Wattpad is a free online resource more writers should be using,” says @thecollegenov. (Click to tweet)

Have you heard of @Wattpad? Writer @thecollegenov wants to tell you all about it. (Click to tweet)

Lovely Links 06.30.14 – 07.06.14

Photo credit: Berit Watkin on Flickr

Photo credit: Berit Watkin on Flickr

Happy July, everyone!

June felt like just a flash in the pan. Where did the time go?

Here are this month’s links:

You may have noticed that I’m giving you five more links than usual. From now on, I think I’m going to do ten! Isn’t that exciting?

What do you think of these links? What other articles or resources should I be aware of?

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Check out these lovely writing links via @thecollegenov. (Click to tweet)

Between vs. Among

Photo credit: Gwydion M. Williams on Flickr

Photo credit: Gwydion M. Williams on Flickr

I haven’t talked much about English grammar rules on this blog. It’s time for that to change,

As writers, good knowledge of grammar can only help you in your writing projects. I always assume that everyone has the same grasp of basic grammar rules as I do, but you know what they say about assuming things.

When I was in high school, a woman named Mrs. Landreth taught me everything I know about grammar. In fact, I still refer to the notebook I kept in her class. Not everyone has a Mrs. Landreth. I guess that’s where I come in.

One of the easiest grammar lessons I can teach you is the difference between (ha) the words between and among.

You should use the word between when referring to two subjects. For instance: Mr. Brown lives between Mr. Pink and Mrs. Gray.

In contrast, you should use the word among when three or more different subjects are concerned. For example: “Always shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

Pretty simple, right?

What do you think of this little grammar lesson? What other grammar questions would you like to see answered?

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When should you use “between”? What about “among”? Writer @thecollegenov has the answer. (Click to tweet)

Lovely Links 06.01.14 – 06.07.14


It’s a new month, which means new links!  I’ve gathered a bunch of different resources from the four corners of the globe to aid you in your writing endeavors. Some links are thought-provoking, others are useful, and still others might be just for fun. Regardless of their intention, I hope you’ll enjoy.

Let’s get right to it, then, shall we?

Here are a few things to tickle your fancy:

Tune in next month for yet another helpful roundup of links. Happy writing!

What do you think of these links? What writing resources have you found helpful lately?

P.S. Lovely Links 05.04.14 – 05.10.14 and Lovely Links – April 2014.

Lovely Links 05.04.14 – 05.10.14

 Journal Sitting on Couch

This past week was pretty hectic. I’m trying to finish everything I have to do for finals and prepare for graduation (which is Saturday, May 10!), and I’ve almost forgotten it’s time for another Lovely Links post. In honor of my graduation, you get five more links than usual:

Go forth and learn, my friends!

Side note: I am currently in the market for freelance clients. Let me know if you’ve been searching for a writer! If you’d like to see my work, check out the portfolio link at the top of the blog.