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  • NaNoWriMo 101
    The Basics of NaNoWriMo

    After posting the question in one of my Instagram stories, you decided that you’d love to see a post explaining NaNoWriMo with some of the basics of it! I’ve had so much fun participating in NaNoWriMo since 2013 and it’s definitely been one of the most productive times of the year in terms of writing. What is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo or (Na)tional (No)vel (Wri)ting (Mo)nth is a 30-day challenge where participants aim to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Statistically,… Read More

  • Writer's Self Care
    Refilling the Creativity Well

    As writers, creativity is our natural fuel in which we use to craft our stories and characters. The worlds we create with our minds are so extended and full of imagination, it takes a lot to come up with them. Hence, this well can run dry and we encounter something called Writer’s Block or a Creativity Block. We can sometimes work our way through it but other times, we stress ourselves to no end coming up with a solution for… Read More

  • Character Confessions
    Beautiful People

    Beautiful People is a writing blog meme hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further. They post questions at the beginning of the month to do with characters in everyone's current WIP. This month's questions are about characters this time and you'll be hearing from the three main characters in A Mirror of Smoke. Each of them are like my brain children (well they did spawn from my mind) and I can't wait to share their stories with you. Read More

  • It's essential for our future
    Diversity in Literature

    Everyone deserves to feel represented in all forms of media. It is a human right. To define diversity, I love the definition ‘We Need Diverse Books‘ gave over on their mission statement page, “We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.” Today, we live in a world where we pride ourselves on how diverse we are. We all come from different backgrounds,… Read More

  • Author Writing Process
    Beautiful People

    Beautiful People is a writing blog meme hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further. They post questions at the beginning of the month generally to do with characters but this month it’s all about me! (in the least narcissistic way possible) Since I’m currently doing Camp NaNoWriMo, I’ve been writing my current WIP as fast as I can and it’s been going great! I’ve managed to get everything outlined (apart from one subplot) and I… Read More

  • The Month of The Slump
    June Recap & July Releases

    June wasn't a very great month of reading for me. I read a grand total of one book, which was because of exams that happened during the month. But, that definitely didn't stop me from making progress in other areas this month. I managed to start a Creative Writing course, start my University applications and I'm looking forward to what the future brings this next school year. Read More

  • Writer's Survival Kit
    NaNoWriMo Tips to Success

    With Camp NaNoWriMo almost here, it can be daunting to begin your project on the 1st of the month. It is  Over the four years I’ve partaken in NaNoWriMo, I’ve learnt a few things about how to cope with the task of reaching your writing goals. NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo are such good ways at making progress on your writing project and I’ve found that it’s substantially helped me become more productive. I hope you’ll join me in July! One… Read More

Hey there, friend!

Hey! I’m Joel Rochester; a 17-year-old teenage bookworm, traveler of the worlds and self-titled Prince of Stories.
I hope to share my love of stories with you through this blog. So, let’s pursue a reading and writing adventure together!

 

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