Saturday, June 29, 2019

Fun in the Sun: June Wrap Up

Greetings to you, fellow rebels!

Summer is indeed upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means camping season, barbeques, swimming, fireworks, and long summer evenings where the sun doesn't disappear until half the night has passed (or so it seems, anyway).

Where I am in the world, the sun has been hiding more often than not. There has not been one week where there has not been any rain. To be frank, it's the first year in several that spring has actually extended to it's proper end date. But now that it is starting to heat up here, my family can get things accomplished....and have fun besides!

Speaking of fun, what fun things has RW been partaking in? Let's take a look!

Posts This Month

Exercises to Build Your Character Development
In this post, guest writer Patrick Bailey explains how to develop characters using dialogue, visual descriptions and character arcs. Great for writers just starting out!

A Review Of A Thousand Perfect Notes 
Lila Kims puts out her thoughts on a soul-rendering debut novel by indie author C.G. Drews, better known to the blogosphere as Cait @ Paper Fury.

Historical Fiction: Four Things Writers Get Wrong  
In this rather ranty post, Catherine Hawthorn points out 4 different pitfalls that historical fiction writers fall into as they draft. She also gives research tips and ways for authors to edit their way out of said pitfalls.

In this post, Faith Thompson shows to write a wonderful content review for the conservative audience without giving any spoilers. She especially highlights RW's key issues of Language, Abuse and Lust. Perfect for frequent reviewers on Goodreads and blogs!   

Monthly Stats 

100 followers, 47052 all-time views

58 likes, 67 followers

304 followers, 449 tweets

44 posts, 139 followers

22 boards, 137 followers

47 subscribers

70 group members, 23 discussions

Around the Blogosphere

Julian Daventry and fellow blogger Sarah Rodecker published their Q&A vlog! If you love everyday shenanigans, please check out Part 1 HERE, and Part 2 HERE.

Faith Thompson has recently unveiled a new WIP! You can view the introduction post HERE.

Our founder, Gray Marie Cox, recently published a post called "Dear Reader: You're Not Ugly" It is straight from the heart, and anyone struggling with self-doubt needs to read it. Now.

Melissa Gravitis published another gem of an article, "Questions to Ask when Choosing a POV". As someone who sometimes struggles with sticking with one kind of POV, this list is being shoved into my growing portfolio of "things to consult before writing".

Project Canvas published an article on how the 3-Act Story Structure will affect the marketing aspects of the book. You can view the post HERE.

A fellow blogger, Megan Chappie, recently published a post called "Bring Back the Boy Heroes", that I believe that many Rebellious Writing supporters would love.

For those who remember founding member Audrey Caylin, we regret to report that her blog has gone inactive. We would link her final post, but the link is actually broken. We wish Audrey all the best as she goes forth into new adventures!


Now that the shackles of school have been released, young adults have been tackling another stack of books - their summer TBRs! 

I, quite unfortunately, have no such list. 

Tell me, what clean reads would you recommend I check out? 

P.S. RW wll have a schedule change this summer, only posting twice a month and then having a summer wrap-up.


  1. Megan's post was amazing! I'm so sad Audrey has left her blog ;/ You must read the Button Girl! Sooo good ;)

    1. I totally agree!!

      So am I - her blog was one of the best for uplifting posts! It was rather sudden too - the blog was deleted within a week.

      I'll definitely check it out!! Thank you Keturah!

  2. This was a good month for posts! :) Oh yeah, I am sad about Audrey not blogging any more. Her posts will be missed.

    1. yes indeed!

      So am I - I'll miss them very much (as well as the rest of the inactive members!)

  3. Aw, sorry to hear about Audrey - I must have missed that post in my feed. Audrey, if you’re reading this, good luck! <3

    1. Indeed - it really was sudden. We wish her luck too!