Saturday, January 27, 2018

January Snow: Monthly Wrap-Up & Update

Picture this: A night that is dry, bare, cold, and raw. Everything is bleak, and black. A single flake of snow falls to the ground and dissolves because it is alone. More flakes fall slowly, lingering in the air, hesitant to drop onto the cold, cold ground. The wind picks up, helping the flakes fall faster as more come down. Morning breaks to glimmering snow making everything pure.

This is how Rebellious Writing has grown! All of YOU are like snowflakes, each one beautiful and different! The RW movement is the wind, gently encouraging you to make books pure, clean, and where we gasp in wonder at their beauty. We thank you so much for landing on the ground, because one person couldn't do it alone!

Happy 2018 from the Rebellious Writing team! In the five months that we have been up and running, a lot of snow has fallen!

Also, we really appreciate...
We couldn't do anything without you two!

What Has Been Happening Here

We now have:

13,737 page views!!!

People around the world who look at this blog:

United States: 10,620
Australia: 607
Russia: 429
United Kingdom: 375
Canada: 306
Ukraine: 199
India: 102
Germany: 81
France: 69
Israel: 55

This is so amazing, big thank yous to all!!!!


In December, we had two posts:

Book Scout Bulletin #2
In our second book review bulletin post, our book scouts found some good reads! From Roar by Cora Carmack to Enna Burning by Shannon Hale, go check out all their thoughts! Thank you so much to all of our scouts! We love getting recommendations.

Introducing... Our New YouTube Coordinator!
Here we introduced the lovely Keturah Lamb as our YouTube gal! She wrote a beautiful guest post about why we read and write. We love having her on our team, she is great to work with! Keep an eye out for videos coming hopefully soon!

In January, we had three posts:

Reviews of the Cliff Walk Courtship Series by the RW Team
After Cecily Wolfe approached us about the first two books in her Cliff Walk Courtship series, Catherine Hawthorn, Gray Marie Cox, and Clare A. read and reviewed them. Go see all of their opinions!

Reader's Thoughts by Christy and Daisy
We had Christy's guest post Music and Prose, about the contrast in books and music, and Daisy's great guest post The Sin Trend about how it is not cool to have bad things in books. Thank you two so much for sharing!

Guest Post Featuring Ivie Brooks: Clean Writing Doesn't Equal Censorship
The awesome Ivie who is a great supporter of RW, had a guest post about how RW is not censorship. She showed how your character can be the character you want them to be, without actually having all that junk. Thank you so much, Ivie! We really appreciate it!

Did you miss any of these posts? Click the images to view them!

Is RW Being Social?

I would say so! You can check out all of our accounts on these websites by clicking the icons on the bar at the top of the screen.

A big thank you Faith Thompson for doing all of the works!
34 posts
54 total likes

Lots of thanks for all who tweet for our cause!
398 Tweets

19 posts

Google +
Thanks to Lila!

503 pins

Yay! Thank you so much to Keturah for taking over the Youtube channel! Watch for new videos coming soon!
1 video, 144 views
25 subscribers

Thanks to Abby and Catherine!
6 discussions
46 members
18 books on our bookshelf

Around the 'hood

Carol Baldwin's post Fresh Voices in the Blogosphere featured our own Gray Marie Cox, Catherine Hawthorn, and Lila Kims! Her post also included Order of the Pen writers Julian Daventry and Sarah Rodecker! Thank you so much Ms. Baldwin!!!!!!

Melissa Gravitis posted a really helpful post on Questions To Ask When Creating Fictional Monarchies!

Anna C. S. did a post on Split POV Books You Should Read This Year.

Faith Thompson, Catherine Hawthorn, and several other followers hosted fictional Literary Dinner parties on their respective blogs.

Lila Kims made a new blog!!! The Red-Hooded Writer is in business! Please drop by and pay her a visit at her new blogging home!

Happy New Year to All! And remember to always....

Yours &c.
Clare A.
(Apologizes for my obsession with snow.)


  1. Beautiful post. I can't wait to see what the coming year brings to this movement. Keep fighting the good fight!

    Ivie Writes

    1. Thank you, Ivie! I hope this year will be a good one, and that our cause will continue to grow. Thank you for supporting us through the fight!

  2. *applauds* Beautifully written post, Clare! <3

    WHOOP, ANNA AND ABIGAIL! We really couldn't have done this without y'all. <3 <3 <3

    1. Thank you, Gray! You're making me blush. <3

      YES!!!!! They are seriously so awesome!!!!!!! <3 <3

  3. We're doing so well!!!!! Can't wait for the rest of 2018. Let's do this, y'all. <3

    1. I can't believe that we have come so far!!! I can't wait to see how far we'll go. Oh yeah! <3

  4. This is simply perfect Clare! I love love the comparisons you made and oh dear *gasps at sweet words* I'm just blessed to be part of this whole venture and I wish I had a whole lot more time to offer.

    Onward! This year is gonna be a good one :)

    1. Aw, thank you Anna! I have a little bit of an obsession with snow... :D Thank you for all your input Anna! We can't do it without you. And we all get busy, but we are thinking are praying for you. <3

      Oh yes, it is! I'm glad we have such a good team to go through it together!

  5. Awesome post, Claire!!!!

    A huge round of applause for Abby and Anna!!!! *thunderous clapping*

    We're doing wonderfully for only being 5 months old!!!


    1. Thanks, Catherine!

      *standing ovation* WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!!

      It's crazy! I'm so glad that Gray got us started!!!

      Thanks for editing. :D

  6. Lovely recap and I love the analogy with snow! I'm sorry I'm not more active with RW. I'm very new to this novel writing deal, but I love looking at the posts and discussions on Good Reads.

    1. No worries, Sarah!!!! Several of us (myself included) are in the same New Writers boat.

      I'm hoping to do more with the Goodreads soon!


  7. I love this wrap-up, Clare!! Excellent job! (and thanks for the mention. ^.^) I love the snowflake comparison. We're all so different, but the variety is beautiful.

    To many days of RW!!! xD

    1. Thank you so much, Lila!!! (You deserve the mention, your blog is awesome. :D) That is so true! I am so glad to have met all of you, you are all so beautiful!

      Here, here!!!! xD

  8. Whoooo!!! RW is getting out there!! So exciting!! I can't wait to continue watching y'all grow. Your book reviews and posts are so wonderful and encouraging.

    And thanks for mentioning The Order of the Pen. :D

    1. It is exciting! Thank you so much for all your encouragement Julian! I can't believe how far we have come, and it's all because of our followers!!

      Sure thing! It is so fun to read! :D