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My Current WIP Playlist

I'm pleased to know that I'm not alone in utilizing music when it comes to the writing process. It makes sense, doesn't it? Music is one of the most powerful forms of creativity and expression. Naturally, it can only aid in our routine! The project that I'm editing/formatting (which I definitely won't be making my… Continue reading My Current WIP Playlist

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Leave Your Toxic Relationship Now

Between my Twitter friends and my real life friends (and my own personal life experiences), it breaks my heart to see people stuck in these unhappy, imbalanced relationships. I've dealt with a narcissist in the past, so I think I have some room to talk on this - and I really wish that wasn't the… Continue reading Leave Your Toxic Relationship Now

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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

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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

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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?

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Diversity in Books

There's no doubt that diversity has expanded in mainstream publishing in recent years. We've seen PoC and LGBTQAI+ characters being pushed more, especially in teen lit, which is great. But is it enough? I grew up privileged, yet blind to that privilege, because my hometown was filled with so much culture that it was what… Continue reading Diversity in Books