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As an Empath, I…

If you were to ask me what the most irritating start of a sentence was, I'd tell you it's the title of this blog post. I've had conversations between friends about the amount of egomaniacs and actual narcissists who use, "As an empath, I-" because the thing about an empath is that they don't feel… Continue reading As an Empath, I…

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I give up

Its not even noon and the amount of discouraging tweets I've seen in the writing community is staggering. Call me a broken record, but Mercury is in retrograde for another day and the fact that there's a consensus of people feeling unmotivated in their writing careers makes me just a little relieved that we might… Continue reading I give up

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Killer Dreams

Last night, I had one of the most bizarre dreams I can actively recall. I have a fairly active unconscious mind, so I dream often and I dream big. This time? I'm not gonna lie, it was a little frightening and confusing. Here goes: In the dream, I lived in an apartment complex which reminded… Continue reading Killer Dreams

Book Reviews

Dead and Breakfast – REVIEW

Another Thursday review for you all and this time, we head to Oregon with Melanie West and Liza Harris (Melanie's grandmother) as they work against a deadline to open their bed and breakfast, The Merry Ghost Inn, a reportedly haunted mansion perfectly set right along the beach. Although a beautiful setting for Dead and Breakfast:… Continue reading Dead and Breakfast – REVIEW

Book Reviews

How It All Blew Up – REVIEW

I picked this book up, knowing the target audience was LGBTQ+. A lot of people don't know, but I'm part of the alphabet mafia. I think the reason people don't know, unless we talk on a regular basis, is because I never really had to "come out". I was never in the closet about my… Continue reading How It All Blew Up – REVIEW

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Sexual Misconduct in the Writing Community

*Please read the full post before commenting and TW: sexual assault* Since I was a toddler, I was used to sexual harassment and assault. I knew it felt wrong, but I didn't know it was wrong for a good long time. I've been molested, raped, assaulted by friends of the family, and still to this… Continue reading Sexual Misconduct in the Writing Community

Book Reviews

Sprinkle with Murder – REVIEW

This book pretty much fell into my lap. I was looking for cozy mysteries without any other requirements - just your good ol' reliable, light-hearted murder mystery, right? I did that typical "judge a book by its cover" thing that we're all guilty of. Don't even try to lie to me, there's been a book… Continue reading Sprinkle with Murder – REVIEW

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What are Cozy Mysteries?

Anytime I tell people what my main genre of writing is (because I can't limit myself to one, but it's the one most of my projects fall under), I get this question: Literally, what the fresh f#%! is a cozy, Raine? I don't really know what folks expect me to say so I always go… Continue reading What are Cozy Mysteries?