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Changes

Hey, everyone! I just wanted to make a quick post informing you all that I'm changing this blogs name and URL. It's just a simple little thing but that way you know and hopefully aren't confused. I've decided to simply name it "Shayla Emory" (my name, obviously) instead of "I'm a Writer, I Write". For...reasons. … Continue reading Changes

Conquering Your Writing Weaknesses

So everyone has weaknesses just like everyone has strengths, in everything, but especially writing. And the thing is, these strengths and weaknesses? They can change over time. Something that was a weakness becomes a strength. And vice versa. Or you discover a previously unknown strength or weakness. For me, well everything was a weakness at … Continue reading Conquering Your Writing Weaknesses

Deathly Snippets!

I have FINALLY finished the first draft of my MG Horror, The Carnival Of Death!!! You may remember, I talked about this book last October when I first started writing it. Then I put it aside to focus on NaNoWriMo then I...never finished it. UNTIL NOW! So yes. I finally finished the first draft, I'm actually … Continue reading Deathly Snippets!

Beautiful People: June 2017

Beautiful People is a meme created by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. The meme’s for writers to share all about their characters! It’s super fun, find out all about it here.     So today I will be featuring Margo and Adalyn, my protags from my November NaNo novel, Inventions, Dragons, and … Continue reading Beautiful People: June 2017

Writing My Worst First Draft Yet

First things first: First drafts? Suck. Always. They're terrible. They're meant to be terrible and always are. BUT I feel like, you know, the more you write, the longer you spend doing this and figuring out things -- like how to write an actual plot and character arc and all these things. You assume, your … Continue reading Writing My Worst First Draft Yet

Updates, Updates everywhere

This probably should've been this month's "On Repeat" but let's be honest, I'm failing at posting at the moment. Things are HECTIC and I'm failing at balancing everything but hey, I'm not letting it stress me out so that's a plus! I just thought I'd do my April updates real fast and then hopefully find … Continue reading Updates, Updates everywhere

April 2017 Camp NaNoWriMo Day 1! What I’m Writing!

Happy Camp NaNo day 1!!! About my project The Land of Stars: Scooped up by giants when their farm is chosen as the battlefield for the next in a line of Immortal Olympic Games, Warner and Emmett Mariano are thrust into the Land of Stars where immortal beings rule with an iron fist and fight … Continue reading April 2017 Camp NaNoWriMo Day 1! What I’m Writing!

Beautiful People: March 2017

Beautiful People is a meme created by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. The meme’s for writers to share all about their characters! It’s super fun, find out all about it here.     This month I'll be answering the questions about my three MCs from what will be my Camp Project, an … Continue reading Beautiful People: March 2017

Plot Bunnies 101

I am being overrun by plot bunnies - send help! Also the song "Pop 101" by Marianas Trench has been stuck in my head while writing this post, listen to it and feel my pain (though they're an amazing band, just saying). So I feel like you might know what I'm talking about when I … Continue reading Plot Bunnies 101