Scribbler Subscription Box Review August 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019

I love the allure of subscription boxes. There is just something about giving myself a surprise gift every month that brings joy to my heart. I have purchased dog mom-related subscription boxes in the past, but I was determined to find a writer-related subscription box. After many Google searches, I stumbled upon the Scribbler subscription box for writers. A month later, the subscription was in my cart and purchased.

Beta-Reading Services Now Available!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

I was listening to Rachel Hollis’s Rise podcast last week. One of the episodes I listened to was “107: Stop Procrastinating.” In this episode, Rachel is ranting about how we make excuses, so we don’t live up to our dreams. She asked her listeners, what dream are you not fulfilling? When I heard this, something is my heart sparked about beta-reading.

It is my dream to grow my blog to offer paid services and paid resources. One day I will sit down with a cup of coffee blogging my heart out and helping clients with their work, rather than going to an 8-5 job. I love making my own schedule and grinding at something I am passionate about. This is why I have decided to offer beta-reading services to the public for the first time.

24 Gifts of Gratitude for My 24-Year-Old-Self

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tomorrow on August 11th, I will officially be 24 years old. That seems like such a large, abstract number in my head. I know that in the grand scheme of things, 24 is not old at all, but I can tell you at 14, I had no idea what being 24 would be all about. Last year, I did a birthday post on 23 lessons I had learned before turning 23. However, this year I still feel like I’m learning my lessons, so I don’t have a lot to add. Instead of talking about the things I have learned, this year I want to thank myself for who I have become. Today I want to share with you 24 things I’m grateful to myself for accomplishing, in the hope that it will inspire you to think of things you’re grateful for in your own life.

Audiobook Review: 'A Sucky Love Story: Overcoming Happily Ever After' by Brittani Louise Taylor

Saturday, August 3, 2019

I can remember discovering Brittany Louise Taylor when watching Shane Dawson’s YouTube videos in middle school. I’m almost positive I was subscribed to her YouTube channel at some point, but eventually moved on to other content. While looking for a new audiobook to listen to, I saw her memoir in my recommendations and decided to give it a try. Today, I’m going to give you my review of A Sucky Love Story: Overcoming Happily Ever After by Brittani Louise Taylor.

Try These 3 Spotify Playlists to Bring Excitement Back to Your Writing Life

Saturday, June 22, 2019

I have a confession—I can’t stand writing or working in silence. It drives me absolutely bonkers. However, I can’t listen to super distracting music either, or nothing gets done. So to please my ears and my work ethic, I listen to hand-picked writing music. In this post, I’m sharing 3 of my favorite writing playlists for whatever writing mood you’re in. These playlists will keep you engaged and writing all night long.

How I Organize My Life Using The Erin Condren Petite Planner

Saturday, June 8, 2019

When you have a ton of priorities, life can be hectic. I by no means have the busiest life, but I aim to fill my days with things that will help me become the person I want to be. There anything with this, except there is only so many hours in the day. With limited time after work, it is important for me to structure my evenings in a way that lets me be productive and feel good about myself.

In this blog post, I’m taking a break from my general writing content to discuss how I organize my life to be the most productive using the Erin Condren Petite Daily Planner.

How to Use Myers-Briggs Types to Create Characters

Saturday, May 25, 2019

We have all been there. You have a main character and a plot perfectly crafted and organized. You sit down to write your initial draft, and you realize your main character needs to have friends, mentors, family, and enemies with well-crafted personalities that leap from the page. You want to stay away from developing a flat character, but how do you do this quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to writing?

The answer to this scenario is to use Myers-Briggs personality types.

3 Ways to Beat Impostor Syndrome

Saturday, April 13, 2019

I struggle with impostor syndrome.

On this blog, I work hard to be positive and provide helpful tips for writers. I desire to have an air of expertise to convey authority on the subjects I’m speaking about. Because of this need, I don’t talk about my writing insecurities often, but I deeply struggle with impostor syndrome.

Fountain of Youth

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Julie stands on the desolate sidewalk, staring at her feet. Even though it is midday, the sidewalk is barren, except for Julie who is pondering her life decisions while continuing to stare at her toes. The rattling sound of a trolley car on an abandoned track breaks her from her trance. The trolley cars are only dragged out for an overpaying resident or tourist, “who want the full effect of town,” making them a rare sight. She looks up and squints her eyes to see an old wooden trolley car, covered in cracking paints in various pastels. It clearly has been sitting in a city yard for a while, aging in silence. In the center of the trolley car’s paint job is a fresh sticker proclaiming, “You’re Next!” To Julie’s dismay, the second line says, “Forever Young.”

Do Blue Light Glasses Work? A Writer's Perspective

Saturday, March 30, 2019

I took the plunge two weeks ago and purchased my first pair of blue light blocking glasses on Amazon for $20. The Cyxus blue light glasses had the highest reviews on Amazon, but there was a large disparity between reviews. Either they were life-changing, or ineffective at best. Blue light glasses are all the buzz right now, but I’ve always asked, “Do they really work?” In order to answer this question for myself, I committed to wearing blue light glasses over the course of one week at work and at home.

5 Easy Ways for Writers to Practice Self-Care

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Everyone needs to participate in self-care, including writers. Grinding away on your work-in-progress every day, while also dealing with life can be mentally and physically straining. Since most writers write on the side, I believe it is even more important for us to participate in self-care because we have so much on our shoulders. In this blog post, I’m outlining five easy ways you can practice self-care to keep yourself refreshed and writing.

Being a Woman in 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #balanceforbetter, meant to promote a future where both women and men are equal in professional status, media perception, positions held, and much more. This year for International Women’s Day, I wanted to ponder for a moment what it is like for me to be a woman in 2019.

How to Turn Your Workspace into a Writer's Haven

Saturday, March 2, 2019

I have a confession. My “workspace” since I moved out of my parent house has been the couch. Sure, a lot of people work on the couch, but what makes this more embarrassing is that I have a perfectly fine desk I could work on. Working on the couch has been incredibly distracting for me (due to television, the dog, conversation, etc.), so I wanted to make my own writing/blogging haven that would immediately put me in work mode when I sat at it.

Happy 3rd Birthday to The Writing Addict

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tomorrow on Sunday, February 23rd, The Writing Addict will be three years old. Over the past three years, I have accrued 6,803 page views with 2,326 page views on a single post, 1 donation on Ko-Fi, 77 followers on Instagram, 36 email subscribers, 30 likes on Facebook, and 32 followers on Twitter. I have published 31 blog posts and have 3 free writing resource worksheets.

Audiobook Review: 'Girl, Wash Your Face' by Rachel Hollis

Saturday, February 16, 2019

This year on The Writing Addict, I have decided to add individual audiobook reviews along with the book reviews I do. Even though I will be reviewing the audiobook, I’m still going to use the same style and structure as my book reviews. By writing these reviews in this manner, my goal is to give you applicable content in case you want to buy a physical book, rather than listening to the audiobook. However, I still will list off certain audiobook quirks that may not be a problem in the physical book.

5 Podcasts I Couldn't Finish

Saturday, February 9, 2019

There are good podcasts and then there are rough (I don’t want to say bad--because I don’t think any podcast is “bad”) podcasts. I try to give every podcast I stumble upon a fair shot, but some podcasts, I just can’t get through listening no matter how hard I try. Below, I’ve listed five podcasts that I couldn’t get through listening. Please remember that this is my opinion and if you love these podcasts, keep listening. Trust me, I know they’re popular (and I know I’m probably going to get a lot of hate for this).

How to Write a Hermit Crab Essay

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Have you ever seen a nonfiction essay cloaked in letters, lists, or emails? If you answered yes to this question, you have read an essay written in the hermit crab essay technique.

The 3 Most Embarrassing Poems I've Written

Saturday, January 26, 2019

I love the concept of new year, new me. It’s wonderful to hide all of the embarrassing moments of the past year and move on with your life. However, I also think that at times you have to remember where you came from, which struck the idea for this blog post.

10 Audiobooks I Want to Listen to in 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Don’t get me wrong, I love reading books. I enjoy pausing on every word, visualizing, and enjoying a quiet moment. But on the flip side, I work 8 hour days with a 40-minute commute home, meaning the majority of the day, I can’t have a book in my hand. Enter audiobooks to save the day.

When Does the Loneliness Set In?

Saturday, January 12, 2019

The loneliness sets in at night, when you’re in bed with your eyes closed, waiting for sleep to take you into his arms. But in those fifteen minutes, when you are trying to drift away, you suddenly become aware of the emptiness around you.

4 Self-Care Podcasts You Should Listen to Now

Saturday, January 5, 2019

It is so secret on this blog that I love podcasts. I’m obsessed with true crime and writing podcasts, but I recently found a new podcast genre I’m in love with. Self-care and Law of Attraction podcasts are podcasts that I enjoy when I need advice, or a pick me up for the soul. While spiritualism may not be for everyone, I find that certain concepts in these podcasts like positive thinking or mindfulness can be applied in anyone’s life.
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