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My author journey actually started when I was young, but life took me in a different direction. Until now. This is where you will find posts about things I've learned during this journey, tips and tricks and general writing about writing and reading.

It’s okay to not write every day….

By Michelle Leigh Miller | November 28, 2018

The one thing about this journey, and I still call it a journey because I am nowhere near any sort of destination, you have a…

My starred review guide…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | November 25, 2018

I despise the five-star review system. There, I said it. Every time I see a one-star review on a book that I thought was actually…

My three creative writing personalities…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | November 20, 2018

Not going to lie. My author journey kind of stalled the last couple of months. Not only did I start a new job, but I…

So, that’s writer’s block…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | November 7, 2018

Until the last couple of weeks, I had never experienced writer’s block. Don’t get me wrong, I had moments where the words did not come…

The truth about indie authors…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | October 6, 2018

I have a confession to make. Until about three months ago, when I made the decision to actually pursue a possible career as an author,…

The 40,000-word news article…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | September 26, 2018

I have some bad news for those waiting on Reconstructing Evelyn; it’s going to be a little while. (Then again, maybe nobody cares. But there…

Just show up. Do my job. Write. Let the, whatever happens, happen…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | September 15, 2018

Sometimes, you come across something that completely changes you, the way you see the world and the part you play in that world. This happened…

Just write. Worry about the word count later.

Just write. Worry about the word count later.

By Michelle Leigh Miller | September 1, 2018

Word Count. It’s one of the many phrases I have researched over the last few months. Why? Because word count does matter when you are…

How one question made me a better author…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | August 18, 2018

“What does she look like?” That was the question. Just a simple question I should be able to answer without hesitation. Yet, I couldn’t. Over…

Reading Memory Lane – The Black Stallion series

By Michelle Leigh Miller | August 13, 2018

              To this day, The Black Stallion series still holds a special place in my heart. It is the first series I remember being obsessed…