A social media update

The Hogwarts Crest

If you read through April’s Monthly Update, you may have seen that one of my goals for this month was to participate in some social media hashtag games/discussions. I’m happy to say that, so far, I’ve been able to keep up with one: the #Aprillitwrit tag over on Instagram.

I’ve tried taking part in other regular hashtag games in the past, but I haven’t been able to keep up with it as well as I’ve managed this time. I’m not sure why this one is so different. Maybe it’s the photo-based platform? I don’t know. I’m enjoying it regardless.

Anyway, if you haven’t taken part in a hashtag game like this one, I’d recommend that you do. It’s a great challenge–it’s been fun coming up with different photos and answers for the prompts. I’ve felt a lot more creative since I started, and I’m really looking forward to the remainder of the month.

Oh, and if you’re curious about why the Hogwarts crest is the this week’s featured photo… well, it was a picture I used for one of the prompts. You’ll have to go and check it out if you’d like to see what I said about it.

 

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A Q&A with Vanessa Morgan, author of Clowders

Hey, there! I’ve got a special treat for you today. Remember back in December, when I helped reveal the cover for Vanessa Morgan’s Clowders? Well, we got in touch again recently, and she agreed to answer some questions for us.

Let’s jump right into things, shall we?

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Favourite five: Books I read for the first time in 2017

I talk about books a lot on this blog, and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. So why not kick off my new Favourite Five series with a book list?

According to Goodreads, I read 12 new books in 2017. Which doesn’t seem like very many, but they were well complemented by all of the books that I re-read. I don’t know about you, but re-reading books is something I simply can’t give up. There are some books that I love too much to only read once.

Today’s post, though, isn’t about those re-read books. As much as I love them, I’m always looking for new books to add to my read list. I’m happy to say that in 2017, I found quite a few that I’m likely to go back and re-read later on.

So here, in no particular order, are the five books I most enjoyed reading for the first time in 2017.

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Monthly update: March 2017

Merry March, everyone! How did your February go? Did you accomplish everything that you wanted to?

Personally, I didn’t quite manage it. But I did come really close, and I’m happy with the progress I’ve made. Let’s take a look back on the month.

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Wednesday links: Putting your book to bed and types of agents

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I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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