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29 May 2017

How I Got My Literary Agent!

  image via I haven’t written on this blog in 6 MONTHS, but now you know why– after feverishly working on a novel, I now have a literary agent! If you’ve been following this blog or my Youtube Channel for a while, you know that this is something I’ve been working on for a few years…

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20 Nov 2016

Why I’m Not Doing NaNoWriMo This Year

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an event put on by a non-profit with the same name, in which a bunch of writers get together and write 50K words of a novel by the end of the month of November, or 1667 words a day. It’s a great way to have support, hold yourself…

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06 Nov 2016

#indiatakesnyc: the first month

I’ve made the journey from South Carolina to New York City about a month ago– the last time I’ve updated this blog! Ever since I’ve changed the name from IndiaHillWrites to BooksandBigHair, I’ve been meaning to give this blog a revamp and jumpstart things with series about living in New York. Of course, it was…

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22 Mar 2016

Aspiring Writers Workshop Recap

Man, oh man. I took a few days before I could sit down and write this post, partly because I had so many emotions that I didn’t know how to put them in blog post form, and partly because I was soo exhausted from everything I’ve learned in those five days. As I’ve said before, I…

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27 Jan 2016

I’m going to an Aspiring Authors Workshop!

If you’ve seen my latest youtube video, you’ll know that I was accepted into the Madcap Retreats Inaugural Aspiring Author’s Workshop!! via This workshop will be held in a lodge in Tennessee for a week in March. Forty aspiring authors (including myself) will attend different panels and sessions with YA authors such as Maggie Stiefvater,…

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06 Jan 2016

Hello, 2016! |Goals and Recaps

  Happy New Year! I haven’t said it on this blog yet, but I hope everyone has had a great start to 2016. This year, I had the pleasure of seeing Lauryn Hill LIVE in concert and she was just as amazing as you’d think she would be! Us South Carolinians have had a rough…

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30 Dec 2015

The bright side of not being published (yet).

Any writers who are trying to publish books can relate. I’ve written two manuscripts this year and as much as I want to send the first drafts to agents and expedite the publishing process (BIG NO-NO) I know that I need to take time out and edit and polish these manuscripts (particularly my NaNoWriMo novel,…

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07 Dec 2015

NaNoWriMo 2015: RECAP

If you’ve taken a peek at my sidebar, you may have noticed that I WON NaNoWriMo this year! YAY! For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. Your goal is to write a 50,000 word novel by December 1st. More on that here. I also vlogged my progress…

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08 Nov 2015

NaNoWrimo 2015: Week One Recap

So November 1, 2015 marked the first week of NaNoWriMo, which is National Novel Writing Month! The goal of this month is to sit down and write a 50,000 word novel by November 30, which equals up to about 1667 words per day. Sounds easy enough, right?  [If you’d rather watch my recap vlog, check…

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30 Oct 2015

My Brand New Blog!

It feels sooo good to be blogging again! 😀 Ta-Daaa! Welcome to my new little space on the web, IndiaHillWrites. It was designed by the SUPER talented Whitney Blake, and I could not be happier with this design! As some of you may already know, I’ve been blogging under TheReddBlogger for a few years now, but I knew that…

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  • On Friday night, I SAID YES!!! 💍 I can’t wait to be @rhythmofrob’s wife!! 🤗 #weddingboundbrowns
  • Was looking for the “right” notebook to fill up with story ideas and my boyfriend got me this one for my birthday. ✨ I love it! Nothing like a fresh notebook.
  • 26 feels so carefree and I feel so blessed to see it. 🎉🙌🏽 #athleta #powerofshe #sponsored
  • When you get book mail that is just 😍😍😍 @ashwrites
  • 😄 talking about the books I’ve been reading lately in my newest video! This video is probably the most reflective of my reading tastes bc I’ve read so many different genres recently! Link in bio 📚
  • My Harry Potter book matched my Autumn Blessings sign too well not to take a pic. 😂 This is my favorite book in the series, so I’m excited but a little sad that this Harry Potter reread is almost over!
  • My review of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is on my channel! Like I said, I thoroughly enjoyed this read for many reasons. The link is in my bio! ❄️
  • Wow, this book. Gritty, raw, compelling. There’s a lot I can (and did) say about this book, & it’ll all be in a review on my channel tomorrow! #theautobiographyofguccimane