## Curious Writer Questions \\ casual pre-NaNo writing post

Hello! I had a different post planned for today, but then I read this blog post by Elizabeth, which was inspired by Cait, who was inspired by Rebecca and I got inspired. I don’t know if this is an actual “tag” but it looked like a lot of fun, and I loved reading both Elizabeth’s and …

## Author Interview w\ Lucy Tempest \\ mythology, fairy tales and writing advice

Hello! I am super excited for today’s post! With NaNoWriMo coming up, I figured it was past time to do another author interview. And the minute I read Lucy Tempest’s novel I knew it had to be her. I loved the world, the characters and the references to mythology! So thank you to Lucy Tempest …

## Running to Battle Music \\ writing playlist

Hello! I always listen to music while I’m writing. If I can’t, then I can’t concentrate. And certain genres and bands make me feel different things – I connect them to specific scenes. (I hope I don’t sound crazy here 😂 🤷🏻‍♀️) Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of music that makes me imagine a …

## Using a Pen Name: pros, cons and finding the right name \\ Writing with Marrill 003

I use a pen name if you didn’t know. I have since I started my original blog if any of you remember that, and I changed names a few times before finally finding the right one and I’ve been using it for about two years. At this point, Marrill is as much my name as my real …

## May Wrap-Up \\ rereading, June goals and finally writing

Happy Wednesday bibliophiles! It’s almost June, and that means it’s time for my monthly wrap-up. I managed to do a decent amount this month; I finished some books, wrote a bit of my story and did some actual real-life things! So let’s talk about that: *and also tell me what you read and accomplished this …

## How to Find the Right Character Names \\ Writing with Marrill 002

A character’s name can literally make or break a story. Of course, a good name can’t guarantee you have a decent story, but a bad name could make a reader want to throw your book into Tartarus. No pressure or anything. I also know that it can be hard to write about a character that …

## How to find the right Point Of View (POV) \\ Writing with Marrill 001

Hello Book Ravens!  Starting a story is hard. There’s no way to really get around it; in order to write a story, you have to start somewhere. Including, but not limited to, finding the right point of view. I know a lot of my writer friends don’t stress about this – they usually choose which POV …