Author: Marissa

August 4, 2020 /

Hi All, I hope everyone has made it through July safely. Let me tell you, it’s been a wild month! Now that events have been set in motion, I’ll tell you a little bit about the last couple months to give you some context as to why I need to take a break in July. So Covid hit as I was finishing up my MA in Boston. I moved home about a week before quarantine (March). Thankfully I made it home in time! I finished my degree from home (May), and we were still in quarantine. As many of you…

July 1, 2020 /

Dear Readers,  I want to begin by telling you what an incredible experience it has been writing for you week after week. I’ve always loved talking about books and writing with other bookworms, and I’ve so enjoyed discussing with all of you.  With all of that said, I’m sad to say that I’m going to be taking the month of July off. My family is going through many changes within the next month, and I really need to dedicate my time to them right now. I fully plan on kicking off August with a new blog, but if that changes,…

June 24, 2020 /

Welcome everyone to the 4th and final week of our blog series Writing Craft: Reading to Write! To wrap up our blog series, today we’re going to put together everything that we’ve learned so far and give writing craft a bit more perspective when it comes to brainstorming and revision. If you haven’t already, go ahead and read the previous 3 blogs on writing craft (an overview), finding your purpose, and developing your voice because each week of our series has been building to this.  Writing Craft as a Tool for Prep Work and Revision: I know over the past few…

June 17, 2020 /

Happy Wednesday, all! We’re going to jump right into the 3rd week of our blog series Writing Craft: Reading to Write. If you haven’t read the last two blogs in our series on writing craft as a whole and finding your purpose, then go ahead and read those before we begin because each post in the month of June is a part of our blog series, and each new post will build on the one before. This week we’re talking about a very important writing craft element: voice.  What is a writer’s voice? Like the other craft elements, a writer’s…

June 10, 2020 /

Welcome back, everyone! We’re kicking off week 2 of our blog series Writing Craft: Reading to Write. Today’s topic is all about finding your purpose with each new writing project. Just a quick reminder that if you didn’t read last week’s post, “Writing Craft: Reading to Write — What is Writing Craft?” then go ahead and read that before we begin because each post in the month of June is a part of our blog series, and each new post will build on the one before.  What is a writer’s purpose? Simply, a writer’s purpose is why they’re writing. Are…

June 4, 2020 /

Quick Announcement: Welcome back, everyone! Before we get into today’s blog, I wanted to say “thank you” for your patience! It is my goal to publish a new post every Wednesday, but sometimes life gets in the way and I have to post a day late—like I’m having to do this week. So, thank you for your patience and willingness to be flexible. As always, thank you for being a part of the Wilde About Books community! Today we’re kicking off our first blog series, Writing Craft: Reading to Write. Our first week in our 4-week series is going to…