Launch Party!

Tonight I’m hosting a Facebook Live Launch Party to celebrate the release of my novel, Lies Left Behind! Check out the link here: I’ll be reading the first two chapters of the book, hosting a Q&A, and holding a raffle! Those who show up to the livestream will earn a raffle ticket and beContinue reading “Launch Party!”

It’s Release Day!

Today is the day! It’s RELEASE DAY! Who else is excited? Can’t just be me and Anna! I am happy to announce that my first novel, Lies Left Behind is now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and paperback on Amazon! Here’s the link: Lies Left Behind: Gordon, Maryssa: 9798528851174: Books I will be hostingContinue reading “It’s Release Day!”

25 Writing Prompts for my 25th Birthday!

My 25th birthday was yesterday, so I’m going to celebrate by giving you guys a list of 25 writing prompts to kickstart your writing: Who was your favorite teacher? Describe your favorite meal. Describe an average day in the life of a household object What is your first memory? Develop a story based on aContinue reading “25 Writing Prompts for my 25th Birthday!”

“Lies Left Behind” Cover Reveal

Good morning, beautiful people! I am pleased to announce that my novel, Lies Left Behind, will be released on July 27 on Kindle and paperback! And I am pleased to reveal the cover, designed by Eve A. Hard on Fiverr. If you’re looking for a cover design, check out her handle Harbingerdesign! Hattie’s alcoholic fatherContinue reading ““Lies Left Behind” Cover Reveal”

What’s are the Biggest Differences Between Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult?

If you’re new to writing, or not used to writing for a younger audience, you may not know the true difference between middle grade, young adult, and new adult. Well, look no further! Below, you will find the age ranges, characteristics, word counts, what sets them apart, and examples.

What are the Different Points of View and Which will Work Best for You?

You’ve probably read books in first-person and third-person. But have you ever heard of second-person? Continue reading to find out the difference between first, second, and third-person and past/present tense.

The Golden Rule: Show Don’t Tell

If you’re a writer, no matter what level, you’ve heard of the golden rule of writing: show don’t tell. What does that really mean, though? Showing is when you use description, dialogue, body language, and setting to convey what you want to the reader. Telling is basically just throwing it all at them. When youContinue reading “The Golden Rule: Show Don’t Tell”