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In My Journal, Writing on
July 9, 2016

Camp NaNoWriMo – Writing Challenges to Encourage Aspiring Authors

How to Win at Camp NaNoWriMo

If you have seen me in person the past few weeks, you may know that I’ve been obsessing over an online month-long event called Camp NaNoWriMo, an offshoot of NaNoWriMo (known in long hand as National Novel Writing Month).

The original NaNoWriMo is set during November, making it my absolute favorite month. I’ve mentioned this event several times in the past, as it’s a really exciting way to become involved in a writing project (check out my thoughts the first year I “won” the NaNoWriMo, but since November is going to be a really intense month for me (Hello first-time-mommy status!), I wanted to make sure I also participated in the smaller (but equally as fun) self-paced summer session of NaNoWriMo.
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In Writing on
March 9, 2016

50 Blog Post Ideas For When You Have No Idea What to Write

Blogging ideas for when you are stuck!

The past few weeks have been a hectic time and the blog post I was working on (there is a sneak peek on my Facebook!) has required a lot of time and research, so while I work on that on the side I wanted to share with you all a different post that was just as helpful – what to write on your blog when you have no idea what to write about.

I’ve organized each of these 50 ideas into 5 different categories to suit many different kinds of blogs. If you end up using one of these ideas, share the post in the comments so I can read it.


Personal blog post ideas:


 

1. 50 Facts About Me (or 10, 15, 25, etc)

2. My One Dream Is…

3. Something I’ve Never Told You…

4. How I Met My Husband/Boyfriend/Partner

5. My Journal Collection (Or a page in your journal/dream journal)

6. 30 Before 30 (27 before 27 or other birthday lists)

7. My Morning Routine

8. Date Night Inspiration

9. My Vision Board + How to Make One

10. What Love Means to Me

 


Lifestyle related blog posts:


 

11. What’s On My Bedside Table?

12. Home Decor Haul

13. Home Decor Inspiration

14. How to Organize/Decorate Small Spaces

15. Free Desktop Wallpapers

16. 5 Ways to… (Hide a Hickey/Blemish, Pack your Lunch, etc.)

17. Minimal Living Tips

18. How to Budget Your Expenses

19. How to Workout When You Don’t Want to

20. The Healthy Grocery Checklist

 


Blogging related post ideas:


 

21. 50 Blog Post Ideas (0r 100, 10, 25, etc)

22. Why I Started Blogging

23. How I Improved My Blog Traffic

24. Blogging Income Report

25. Free Blog Post Checklist Printable

26. My Early Blogging Mistakes

27. How to Market Your Blog on Social Media

28. Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

29. How to Take Photos For Your Blog

30. What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Blog

 


Beauty blog post ideas:


 

31. Beauty Rules I Break

32. My Skincare Routine

33. My Makeup Routine

34. My Haircare Routine

35. How to Treat Acne Naturally

36. DIY Beauty Treatments I Adore

37. How to Buy… (Cruelty-Free, Vegan, Gluten Free Makeup, etc.)

38. The One Product I Can’t Live Without

39. Pamper Me Beauty Routine

40. How to Blow Dry Your Hair like a Hairstylist

 


Fashion blog posts:


 

41. Fashion Rules I Break

42. Fashion Trends I Hate

43. How to Dress Like… (Kylie Jenner, other celeb, etc.)

44. How to Dress for… (Business Casual, Spring Weddings, Pregnancy, etc.)

45. How to Hem Pants/Skirts/Dresses

46. How to Make Heels Comfortable

47. What’s In My Purse?

48. What to Wear When You Feel Like Crap

49. How to Turn a Sweater Into a Pillowcase (or other fashion upcycle)

50. How to Love Your Body

 

And now here we are, 50 ideas for how you get unstuck when you want to write but have no idea what to share on your blog. I love being able to help you all, especially when it comes to finding ways to express yourself.

Don’t forget to share any other ideas you have in the comments, and if you used any of these ideas do share those links as well. I’d LOVE to read them.

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In My Journal, Writing on
December 2, 2015

Writing a Novel in a Month – My NaNoWriMo 2015 Experience

NaNoWriMo Results 2015

Hi, Kind Friends! Today I’ve got a fun video to share with you covering my recent experience this past November. As you may know, this is my second year participating in National Novel Writing Month. AKA, NaNoWriMo.

Last year I wrote a heck of a lot, making it to 35,000 words. This year I did even better, beating the challenge at 50,023 words. I’ll admit, I didn’t write all of those words on my novel. I also write a very long 20 chapter fanfiction. Yup, #NoShame though. I love fanfiction and writing one this month actually helped me learn how to better organize my outlines and finish a full first draft. In my 5 Tips For: New Writers post I recommend trying absolutely every kind of writing style possible because it really helps your skills grow and I know this month has helped me with that tremendously.

To help me remember this fun experience, I’ve recorded small clips from most of the days in November and strung them together here:

I still have a long way to go, especially since I’ve only written poems up until August for my novel told in verse, and I have a lot of editing to do for my fanfiction, but I’m really excited to keep working on my writing in December.

See some exclusive NaNoWriMo videos on my YouTube channel.

Would you ever try NaNoWriMo? Or CampNaNo

I love how inspiring the NaNoWriMo community is and I really look forward to participating again next year.

In Tips, Writing on
November 12, 2015

5 Tips For: New Writers

5 tips to help new writers get started

Hello, Kind Friends! Today I am sharing with you the first of my new series, 5 Tips For. I have three of these articles planned for this month so I hope you enjoy the content. This post will feature five writing tips, as I know that is something a lot of my readers are pursuing right now with NaNoWriMo.

If you haven’t been to my blog before, my name is Rebecca and I have been a blogger for over five years now, pursing more creative writing since 2013, and have been working as a freelance writer during this past year. Since I started working more closely with my writing, I’ve noticed very obvious improvements in my work so I wanted to share with you the tips that helped me get to where I am now.

A video sharing this info:

 

My Top Five Tips for Writers:

  1. Don’t take all advice too seriously. What works for one author or copywriter may not work for you and that’s okay.
  2. Write as many kinds of writing forms as you can. Try poetry, novellas, personal essays, copywriting, write a movie review, etc. until you find what type of content makes you feel the most excited to write.
  3. Try all kinds of writing software and techniques. Write in notebooks, use Novlr, try Scrivener, Evernote, Google Drive, etc. until you find what makes you feel the most productive and inspired.
  4. Read the content you want to produce. It’s difficult to write about a genre that you don’t have experience reading.
  5. Have a quote, goal, or person you admire to help guide your writing journey. This will help keep you focused over time.

I also want to put in a little shout out here for Kiera Cass, the author of The Selection Series, her YouTube channel has always inspired me.

Good luck to everyone working on novels this month for NaNoWriMo! You are on a really fun path right now, I applaud you.

My NaNoWriMo videos – NaNo Week 1 Thoughts | The NaNoWriMo tag

Have you come across any writing tips that have really helped you? Share them in the comments so we can try them out ourselves.

[I could not find the original image sources for the collage in this post, if you know the original photographer, let me know so I can credit them.]