Saturday, May 25, 2019

Spring in the Air: May Wrap-Up

Spring is here! I went to the beach today, and even though the water was freezing, the sand was warm and the air had that quality of salt and tanginess that made me think maybe we're going to have a pretty decent summer. I can't be sure yet...but I think there's a lot of good stuff coming up in my near future, and I hope there will be a lot of good stuff for y'all too!

Posts this Month:

May the Fouth: Five Writing Tips from Chewbacca: This one was the thought-child of several members of the team, although Catherine and Clare did the actual writing! To celebrate Star Wars day, we talked about the beloved character Chewbacca and how we can use him as an example for writing sidekick characters. 

How To Write a Stress-Free Serial for Your Blog: Keturah Lamb wrote this post about how to tell a serial story on your blog without freaking out, and she did a great job! She's written two blog serials and the second one, the story of Susan Pevensie from the Chronicles of Narnia, is actually in the process of being published right now. Go check it out at her blog!

Monthly Stats

100 followers (wahoo!), 45, 919 all-time views

59 likes, 68 followers

304 followers, 449 tweets

40 posts, 139 followers

22 boards, 140 followers

47 subscribers

71 group members, 16 discussions

Around the Blogosphere

Several of our members, including Lila Kims, did the Voted Most Likely Tag! 

Fairy Tale Central focused on the tale of Rapunzel for the month of May, and the posts that they did were awesome! We continue to love the snarky commentary posts where Christine, Arielle, and Faith roast the original fairy tale story in all its cringeworthy glory.

Our follower Ivie Brooks did a pair of beautiful posts in celebration of her 20th birthday talking about what she's learned and where she wants to go with this next year of her life! 

Nicki Chapelway is posting a serial story on her blog! She's already got two posts up, but this story is brilliant and you need it in your life.

Melissa Gravitas did an excellent post on whether writing is a matter of talent or practice, and I thought it took a very deep and unique angle on that question.

This summer is going to be amazing, everyone, so hang in there! It's springtime, and I, for one, can't wait for it to be warm enough to swim. Keep being awesome!


  1. <3 <3 <3 Y'all are amazing. You're fighting for what you stand for and believe in. Thanks for the mention. <3

  2. GREAT wrap-up as always ;D Love all the shoutouts ;D

  3. Love the wrap-up, Faith! Thanks for the shout-out!

  4. Yes! 100 followers! How awesome. :) Good job, Faith!