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I’m also an editor, reader, and of course, blogger. I want to share my writing journey, and I want to help you with your own!

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Fast Facts:

  • I’m a seventeen year-old who hails from the Jersey shore.
  • I love to write books.
  • My work has been published in the Huffington Post, Poets Reading the News, The Blue Marble Review, and more.
  • I’m an intern at Project Write Now, where I teach and facilitate a teen writing group.

What I Write:

  • Everything. Okay, I guess not everything. (I have yet to write any zombie thrillers.) However, I’m always excited to try new styles of writing. For now, here are some of my favorite genres:
  • Coming Of Age Stories (Young Adult & Middle Grade) The book I’m currently working on (first draft done!) is a coming of age story. Although someone of any age can have a “coming of age” story, I particularly love YA and Middle Grade.
  • Contemporary & Historical Fiction My first novel, Nine Months, is Contemporary Fiction.
  • Poetry From Haiku to Spoken Word, I love it all!

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What I Edit:

  • I’m the co-head editor for my school’s literary magazine and the content editor for my school’s fashion magazine.
  • I help edit my fellow teen’s work through my teen writing group. I’ve also beta read for many of my friends’ books.

What I Read:

  • Everything. Okay, again, not everything, but pretty close to it. If it’s a paperback, I’ll probably give it a try. But again, here are some of my favorites:
  • Realistic Fiction – Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult.

I love a good realistic fiction story, no matter what age it’s written for. Some of my favorite books include: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, The Thing About Jellyfish, Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Of Mice and Men, and Out of My Mind. 

  • Poetry

I’ll read a wide variety of poetry. Some of my favorite poets include: Emily Dickinson, (My favorite person of all time! She’s so cool!) Claudia Rankine, Tim Seibles, and Jane Hirshfield.

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What I Blog:

  • Everything (that I talked about above.)  I mean it this time. I write about everything I am: A writer, editor, and reader. My posts are about…
  • Things I’m Writing, Writing Advice, and the Literary Life.
  • Book Reviews and Book Recommendations. 
  • Bookish Crafts and Bookish Fashion. 

Other Very Important Facts:

  • I have short black hair and glasses. (Hair is fake, glasses are real.)
  • I’ve seen over 25 seasons of Project Runway. I love fashion, and it’s what gave me the idea for my blog name, Writing With Style.
  • I own a small/white/fluffy dog named Teddy.
  • I like knitting, playing the piano, and riding horses.
  • I’m a Ravenclaw and a INFJ. (Also, as you might have guessed, I love taking personality quizzes.)
  • My favorite foods: pumpkin bread, hot chocolate, cookies of any type, and potatoes.

 

 

63 Comments

  1. I think that even more than love for language and books, your hate for fake pockets might be what makes me relate the most. And of course your first draft despair. Hang in there, you can’t jump high without something to kick off from.

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  2. You blog just brims w/ life, Vivian! How amazing that you should already have written a book — even the first draft of a book — at so young an age. I wish you happiness and success — both in the literary world and outside it. Oh, and thank you for your follow. I hope I can live up to your expectations. ❤

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  3. All first drafts give the writer the ecstatic feeling of completion and the utter misery of ‘edits pending’ – you will get through it. My writing group supports writers any age, any stage of their writing career. Pop over & take a look http://www.wfscsherwoodpark.com – we have local & virtual members around the world.
    Good luck with the revision – it is a journey and you learn as you walk (or write) that path.

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  4. Truly an amazing blog. You had me at fake pockets. hahahahaha!!!
    Excellent blog. Everything is clear and shows who you are as a person and a poet with such ambitions. Two-thumbs up! on eccentrics. I, too am eccentric. My poetry works actually show that quirky imagination. 🙂

    I’d like to thank you for stopping by and reading my Bio. Did you actually read my Bio? Also, thank you for following my page. I shall read your work of poetry soon.

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  5. Vivian, HUGE congratulations on finishing your first book. Now the real work begins! Thank you so much for following my blog – there is a shout out to you later this week on mine. I’ll have a post soon on branding. My blog is really eclectic!

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  6. I love fashion too, my fashion style is a weird mix. I guess it can be described as Edgy innocence, if that makes sense. Sometimes I look really edgy, sometimes really sweet and innocent, and sometimes both. Congrats on writing your first draft! Whenever I try to write a book I can never stick with an idea. I really love all the pictures on your blog, they look really professional. I’m so glad that my blog led me to your blog!

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  7. Hii! I just found your blog and I love it so so much 🙂 It’s great that you’re a believer in self-confidence, and also that you write books with adult characters; I think it’s quite refreshing. I thought I’d just drop you a comment to let you know I adore your writing.

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  8. What a fun blog! I’m one of those adults, but I love teens. I, in fact, have one of my own and think teens are hilarious, wonderful, moody, complex, and all of that. Actually, I love all ages, 0-100! People are so interesting to me.

    Anyhow, I wish you the very best, and I love, love, love your pink typewriter! In my day, we’d say, “It’s da bomb!”

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  9. What a great “About Me” page. 🙂 I hopped over here from Marie’s SFATW blog-hopping post. 🙂 I’ll be checking out the rest of your blog too. A first draft is called a first draft for a reason. 🙂 I don’t know of any writer whose first drafts are phenomenal. Good for you for reminding yourself that first drafts can be shitty. 🙂 And good luck with the revisions!

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  10. Every time I visit your blog I remember how aesthetic it is, and how much I want my blog to be like yours (Not trying to copy you or anything 😀 )
    Also have you been watching the most recent season of Project Runway? What do you think? What do you think bout the twins?
    I recently got a Project Runway branded sewing machine (I don’t really care so much about the brand per-say but that doesn’t make it less cool) for my birthday and I’m so excited to use it (I just have to figure out how lol)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! I love your blog as well!!

      I have been! I love the new models…what a refreshing and fun change! I think a lot of the designers are really good. The twins seem to have some fun design ideas, but all the other contestants seem to think that it’s ‘cheating’ how much they help each other, so I guess we’ll see haha. What do you think?
      THAT IS SO COOL! I wish I could sew. You could be the next famous designer lol!!

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      1. I love the new models too! I don’t mind the twins designs per say but I think they can be a little annoying (like when they keep saying indeed lol)
        And lol thanks, but I don’t have a ton of experience with sewing so I guess I’ll just learn as I go. XD maybe I could be the next famous designer

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