Personal Posts

Big News!

Hi everyone and welcome back to Claerie’s Tales. I have some really big news to share with you guys this week, which is... *drumroll please*  I will be attending my first ever writing conference this weekend, September 21 and 22nd 2018!  I can’t even begin to explain to you all how excited I am for… Continue reading Big News!

Personal Posts


Hey, my lovelies! I've been away from the blog for a bit and I'm sorry about that. I do have a good excuse though: I FINISHED MY BOOK! Well, the first draft, anyway. Now to commence with a momentous round of revisions. I'm actually strangely looking forward to this part because as overwhelming as it is, picking out… Continue reading Update!

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Spring 2017 Bi-Monthly Goals

It's the beginning of the quarter and you know what that means. Time to see how I faired with my winter 2016 quarterly goals. Remember, to succeed, I need to have completed at least half of my goals. Winter 2016 Quarterly Goals  Finish #12DaysofChrismas Series. This did not happen. I got very busy with my WIP and my… Continue reading Spring 2017 Bi-Monthly Goals

Outlining and Structure, Writing Tips

Chapters: How Do I Write One?

Last week we talked about why I think chapters are important to a longer work. While any and all of those reasons are valid, knowing that you should have chapters is an entirely different animal than actually writing them. Today I'm going to give you my top tips for creating engaging and meaningful chapters. Decide… Continue reading Chapters: How Do I Write One?

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Quarterly Goals Fall 2016

Hey, guys. So, this is something I’ve been meaning to do for awhile now. Two authors and Youtubers I really love, Kim Chance and Jenna Moreci, routinely talk about setting Quarterly Goals on their channels. Basically, every three months, they set a list of tasks (usually writing related, but not always) that they hope to… Continue reading Quarterly Goals Fall 2016

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The Pokemon-Go Book Tag!

Disclaimer: Pokemon-Go is property of Niantic and  Nintendo. This Tag and these graphics are from Read at Midnight and used with permission.  Lots of people in my writing circle have been doing this tag lately, so I thought I would jump on board and join them! The book series that started it all for me had to be The Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope… Continue reading The Pokemon-Go Book Tag!

Writing Tips

The Balancing Act: My Top Tips for Staying On Track  

  Everyone who has ever tried to write a book, or keep up a blog, or do any other project that is not adjacent to their main responsibilities knows that it's a lot of work. And no matter whether you're a student, full-time employee, parent, or something else entirely, you know it also takes a… Continue reading The Balancing Act: My Top Tips for Staying On Track