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Finding Neverland – A Guest Post by Brianna Merrit

Tea with Tumnus

Today I have a fabulous treat for you: I’ve asked the lovely writer Brianna Merrit to guest post on my blog! She has some wonderful inspiration and epic encouragement to share with you all and I am honored to have her do just that on my blog. Go ahead and enjoy! (Warning: Use fairy dust in moderation but don’t be afraid to fly.)

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That…is Neverland.”

~J.M. Barrie

If you’re a writer or anyone loosely associated with the Arts you can probably find that you identify, perhaps even relate, to the character of J.M. Barrie in the 2004 film Finding Neverland. I’ve been involved in the Arts since I was 3 years old when my mom enrolled me in Ballet class. And for as long as I can remember I’ve loved telling stories through dance as well as the written word, so to say that I felt a special connection…

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The Writer’s Life According To Sherlock Holmes

You Write Fiction

Another week, another Monday, another installment in the Writer’s Life According To… series. This time around we’re going with a reader’s request: BBC’s Sherlock Holmes. Shall we begin?

5 Non-cliche descriptions can be tough.

6 It’s important to prepare for each writing session.

7 When your beta readers get back to you.

8 No, we’re not totally insensitive…

10 The writer-protagonist friendship in a nutshell.

giphy (1) When a friend goes on about a story they always wanted to write.

giphy (2) “Oh, you’re an author? You should write about–”

giphy (3) When you lose yourself in an emotional scene.

giphy (4) Fairly self-explanatory.

giphy The obligatory when-you-get-an-idea-in-public reaction.

Thanks to S.M. Metzler for the suggestion! And have a fantastic week, everyone.

Note: all gifs found on, header image and characters belong to BBC. 

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