## 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 …

## Talking About Your Own Books Online \\ Writing Discussion

Hello Book Ravens! So Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up in April, and I plan to participate.  NaNoWriMo always gets me excited because everyone talks about it, and I love hearing about others stories! Fantasy, contemporary, magical realism, unknown, etc. I always get so excited about other writers! But I also feel kind of cut off …

## February Wrap-Up \\ Finish more than one book, writing update and more

Hello Book Ravens! So it’s the last day of February…and I can’t really believe it. I guess I never though March would come? And so now that it has…I don’t know what to do with myself. Don’t get me wrong! March is great! Springtime, my mom’s birthday, my brother’s birthday…that’s pretty much it. So why …

## January Writing Playlist \\ 2018

Hello Book Ravens! My January Writing Wrap-Up came out earlier this week, and I promise I’d do a January writing playlist…maybe every month? So, true to my word*, my last post of the month will be a playlist! Like I said in my other post, January was a thinking month for me, which means a …

## Writing Wrap-Up \\ January 2018

Hello Book Ravens! 2018 will finally be the year of writing. Whether or not I finish any of my ideas is irrelevant – I at least want to write more than last year. I figured a good way to track my progress would be to do a monthly wrap-up, and I’m actually more excited to …

## My Favorite Writing Videos

This may come as a surprise to you, but I don’t really like videos about writing, specifically. I find it so boring to watch a video specifically about how to write. I know how to do that, I want to learn something I may not know! Or, more accurately, how someone else’s writing process works. …