Wednesday, August 3, 2016

IWSG: Searching

This month I am in search of a CP for my latest manuscript, which is a memoir. It deals with some pretty heavy stuff- surgery, lost friendships, and cancer, but I've decided to write my story to inspire others. Would anyone be interested in being a CP? I've written a good amount (14 pages), but in order to improve my writing, I need someone to look at it objectively and give me feedback.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

IWSG: Memoirs

I know it's been a while, but I'm back in IWSG! I've been getting more into memoirs lately, and am really enjoying myself. Right now I am finishing up The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. For those of you that haven't read it- READ IT! It's fantastic and awe-inspiring. The thing I love about memoirs is that this stuff really happened to the writer. Even the most imaginative author couldn't come up with some of these things in a fictional context.

In reading memoirs, I have gained a few tips in how to write my own. I am working on a memoir which I will discuss in a later post. However, Jeanette Walls does a fantastic job with setting up a scene and being descriptive. Her use of dialogue is incredible, and she does a fabulous job of maintaining readers' interest throughout the novel. Have any of you read this book? If so, what did you think?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

K is for Krispy Kreme.

Everyone has tried a Krispy Kreme doughnut at least once, right? These are pretty much the American staple. I've only tried the original plain donuts, but the other flavors look really good (It's a donut, right?! How could it NOT be good?). I hear they have emoji-designed donuts, and those are adorable. I'd love to try one and take a picture of it. Here's a little video on Krispy Kreme donuts for your viewing pleasure:



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J is for Jamba Juice.

I love Jamba Juice. Their smoothies are addictive, especially the strawberry ones. I don't know much about this company, but I do love their smoothies!

Monday, April 11, 2016

I is for Icee.

Icee is a brand of slushies. I grew up drinking these on the beach during the summer, and I even had a little Icee-making machine from Target when I was little. It didn't work, but I was obsessed with it and had fun trying to replicate the Icees from the beach that I loved.

I worked at Auntie Anne's pretzels this last summer, and they just so happened to have an Icee machine. Employees got unlimited free drinks, so I admitedly drank way too many cherry Icee drinks. I also might have had a couple of coke ones.

If any of my readers don't know what brand I'm talking about, here's a visual:


Saturday, April 9, 2016

H is for Hershey's.

Hershey's is not quite as good as Ghirardelli, but it's still chocolate. I'll never refuse chocolate!

I like Hershey's more for their cute merchandise than for the chocolate itself. We have a Hershey's store in downtown Chicago, and they have so many cute items you can buy if you're a Hershey's fan. The store in Chicago has a huge selection of tshirts, pillows, etc. with the logos of all the Hershey's candy- not just chocolate. I walked by there on Thursday and saw that they even have candles now! The candles smell like Jolly Ranchers, Reese's Peanut Butter, etc.


My favorite Hershey's candy is Reese's Pieces. What's yours? Let me know in the comments!

Friday, April 8, 2016

G is for Ghirardelli.

I love Ghirardelli Chocolate!! We have a store in downtown Chicago that is on my route to class, and I sometimes go in there and get free samples. My favorite kind of candy there is the caramel-filled chocolate bars. I also love the peppermint bark that they have every year during the holidays. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it!
  I have a whole system worked out to getting samples. What I do is go into the store and get the sample from the friendly greeter at the door. I then pretend to be looking around at the merchndise, and then I sneak out the door when the greeter is helping another customer so that they're not offended when I don't buy anything. It's not a very good system, but it works. I know they don't care if I buy anything, but I don't want to create an awkward situation.
   Another Ghirardelli product that I love is their brownie mix. It takes 5 minutes to make, but the brownies are amazing!