This blog post is part of the tour for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize longlist. On the longlist for SUDTP20 is Meena Kandasamy’s stunning second book, Exquisite Cadavers. The title is obviously a reference to the parlour game by the same name that the Paris surrealists came up with. You may also know it…… Continue reading SUDTP20: The piece of experimental fiction I’m looking forward to most.
When I was first reached out to to review Pam’s new book Springtime at Hope Hall, I was immediately hooked. Labelled as a heartwarming community story, it’s no wonder this book immediately got my attention–I do love my stories about families, both blood and otherwise. Pam’s written 12 books so far and all of them…… Continue reading BBC broadcaster and author Pam Rhodes on writing without a concrete outline
“And when you’re gone, who remembers your name?Who keeps your flame?Who tells your story?” So goes the last song of the Hamilton soundtrack. Do you ever worry about your legacy? Do you ever worry about leaving behind a piece of you, something that keeps you in someone, anyone’s memory? I’m fast approaching 25 (hello, quarter…… Continue reading Legacy in art: Who lives, who dies, who tells your story
Heya, nerds! Today, I have an awesome guest here on This is Lit–the founder of Beeja Meditation, Will Williams! Will is a former music industry executive who then became a meditation teacher. He’s also the author of The Effortless Mind, released in May 2019. Did you know that writers are eight times more likely to…… Continue reading Guest post: How can a writer maintain mental well-being?
Hi there! Monthly wrap-ups aren’t really my thing, but the one thing I’ve been doing religiously ever since I started this blog (in addition to showing off about it) is a yearly wrap-up. So here’s a look at how this year was for me. I started 2018 with a bang! I was vacationing in the…… Continue reading Here’s looking at you, 2018.
I own more than 10 pairs of shoes. I love shoes to death and they’re what will eventually make me declare bankruptcy too. I think. Anyway. I once got this amazing pair of yellow wedges. My mom thought they looked “unnecessarily flashy and ridiculous”. But I loved them, so I went ahead and bought them…… Continue reading How to make your blog your personal brand.
Wednesday Wisdom is a series of blog posts on This is Lit about the different content marketing strategies you can use to crush it in the blogging world. So you’ve been at this blogging thing for a while now and you’re pretty regular with your posts. You stick to a schedule, you share all your…… Continue reading The blogger’s guide to Search Engine Optimization.
Wednesday Wisdom is a series of blog posts on This is Lit about the different content marketing strategies you can use to crush it in the blogging world. Today, we’re going to be discussing some tricks you can follow to write the perfect headline. As Copyblogger repeatedly taught me, the goal of a headline is…… Continue reading 6 tips to write a headline that’ll make your blog post irresistible.
No, really. Someone teach me how to write nice titles. Anyhoo… Here’s all the things I did in May. Books read Buddy read this with Simant at Flipping Through The Pages. We loved this book and it took us a really long time to get over how adorable it was. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review to come. Writter…… Continue reading May 2018 wrap-up: What did I read, write, and do?
Hey, nerds! You know me. I’m a bookworm, Netflix addict, and a professional procrastinator. I can never do anything on time. Why do it now when you can put it off until tomorrow, right? I’ve always wanted to write my own book but as a procrastinator, it was a little difficult. I just could not…… Continue reading How I wrote an entire novel with this AI-powered book writing software.
AuthorsGetLit is a series on This is Lit that focuses on tips for authors, self-published or otherwise, from both bloggers and other authors. Hiya, nerds! Today we have Miriam Seidel, author of The Speed of Clouds, giving us writing advice that’s partly confessional. Miriam talks about how she managed to find time for her writing…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: Putting your writing first by Miriam Seidel
AuthorsGetLit is a new series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors and publishers about interacting with bloggers, soliciting book reviews, and more. Are you all caught up on the tips award-winning writers have given for aspiring authors? Click the link up above to read different tips on submitting manuscripts, self-publishing,…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: Scott Kauffman on novel prep.