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My Black Love Story Playlist | Camp NaNoWriMo

My Camp NaNoWriMo project, Project Dewey, is inspired by Black romantic comedies like Brown Sugar, Love Jones, and the recently released The Photograph. Along with each movie's plot and characters, one of the most memorable parts of each movie is its respective soundtracks. One of my wildest author dreams is getting one of my books adapted into a movie -- so I had to create my own black love...

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020: What Am I Writing?

For Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020, I thought I was going to take it easy after writing Project BAN and write a novella or maybe some short stories. But, alas, my imagination smacked me in the face with a brand spanking' new idea for a full-length novel: Project Dewey. Project Dewey is a new adult contemporary romance novel. The story is fun, Black AF, and hilarious. Below, you will find the details...

Writer’s Tag | 3-Year Blogging Anniversary

I started this blog, Love, Nia Simone, a month after I graduated college in 2017. I had been blogging on and off since high school, but this was my first venture out into blogging on my own self-hosted website. To celebrate my three-year blogging anniversary, I did a lil' writer's tag to help y'all learn a little bit more about me. Three years later, we still here boo! In three years' time, I've...

My Podcast Recommendations (Pop Culture, Writing)

2020 is the year of the podcast -- for me anyway. Whether I’m getting some freelance work done, cleaning around the house, or going on a daily nature walk, I am usually listening to a podcast to occupy my mind. I couldn’t recommend the five podcasts below enough -- check them out!   Pop Culture Podcasts 1. Bodega Boys Bodega Boys · Ep 207: Bae-thoven Bodega Boys is a pop culture...

5 Things I Learned From Finishing My First Draft

Cue Meek Mill’s inspirational rap-anthem Dreams and Nightmares, I finished the first draft of Project BAN! The manuscript ended off at just over 67k words. Let me tell y’all, writing THE END at the end of that ridiculously long Google Doc was such an incredible feeling. *chef’s kiss* After copious Googling of the phrase “what to do after you finish your first draft”, I have taken the...