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This Will Not Last is Published!

The day has arrived—This Will Not Last by Laurel Jean is published! 🥳🎉

I’ve been promoting this anthology for quite a while, so I expect I’ve adequately stirred you up! You can purchase This Will Not Last here, on Amazon! Not only will this book perhaps be a blessing to your spirit, but you will also be supporting an up-and-coming young author. 😉

“Eh, I was thinking about purchasing TWNL… but I’m not really doing great in my faith, so I think I’ll pass. Sorry! Maybe I’ll buy her next book.”

Sir, ma’am, this is a collection of poetry for the weary soul! That may be you. I personally am often weary. This was written for the worn-out to remind them that, in Jesus, the pain won’t last! The suffering won’t last! Sorrow won’t last! Weariness won’t last!

Click on the Amazon link. Order this book! Support the author. May your heart be touched by the words printed on those pages. 🙂



On another note, from Reign to Ice—Parts 1 and 2, as well as the Conclusion—will be released on the 15th! I’m hyped about this and hopefully, you are too! I’ve received some great feedback on fRtI (thank you, editors!), and I’ve made some edits on Pt. 1 for the better.

Want to hear what happens to Daegal and the rebels? Curious about Emperor Hadeon’s next move? Visit the Right Kind of Writer on the 15th of April to find out! 😎

With God’s help,

~Daniel Amador

Credit to Laurel Jean for graphics. Image #2 rounded by myself.

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Preorder a Copy of This Will Not Last! (w/ Specials)

The time has arrived! Preorders for This Will Not Last by Laurel Jean are now live! I’ve talked about this book of poetry here (title reveal) and here (cover reveal), but in two weeks, the big publication day will be upon us!

So, you can either wait two weeks before buying… or you can preorder now and receive several snazzy specials that come with the early purchase… 😎

The Specials:

  • a signed copy of This Will Not Last
  • a poem from the collection hand-lettered on a greeting card so you can share the gift of poetry with a friend
  • free shipping (🤯)

~Preorder Here!~



Read Laurel’s post here!

With God’s help,

Daniel Amador

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100 Followers???

Guys. My goodness, THE RKW REACHED (and surpassed!) 100 FOLLOWERS!!! This… wow, many thanks to everyone who has followed and supported me. I really appreciate it—it means a lot. 🙂

And thank you, Jesus! This is a very generous gift. Thanks for always being there in this blogging rollercoaster.

To all you faithful readers and followers, I do hope I bring you insightful, quality content, and I hope following is worth it for you! 😀

Now for some celebration. Of course, we all need chocolate…

Chocolate!

I’ve also compiled five great “you know you’re a writer when” moments, turned them into fun little graphics, and made this small slideshow for you. So here you go!

You know you’re a writer when…

I hope you liked them! Of course, they’re not super professional or anything, and maybe a bit flashy, but I really enjoyed making them!

Now, time for the…

Q&A!

The difference with this is that it’s a Question and Answer for you guys, my readers! You’ll hear from me at least three times a month consistently, but unless you have a blog I follow, I don’t hear much from you.

So here are three questions I’d really love for you to answer!

1. What’s your favorite genre—for writing and reading? I’m only assuming that you write, but because you’re reading this I know you read something.

2. What’s one virtue you want to grow in this year? It doesn’t have to the one. Just one of them if there are multiple.

3. What’s your favorite indoor and outdoor pastime?

Don’t feel obligated to answer all or any of them, but I’d really like to hear your answers if you don’t mind! 😄

That’s all for today. Thanks for reading!

With God’s help,

Daniel Amador

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The New Blogging Plan

Hey! I’m back, and the month of February passed pretty quickly, I have to say. Today I’m going to jump in and explain the new blogging plan for the Right Kind of Writer! I don’t want to take too much of your time to explain, so I’ll be brief.

  1. I’m officially posting three days a month! The first and last Mondays and the 15th of every month.
  2. I have divided my topics to fit the three-post-plan:
  • The topic of the first Monday is writing. I’ll be switching between giving writing advice and sharing my own writing.
  • The 15th’s topic will be random. FREE REIGN, WHATEVER I FEEL LIKE POSTING! It might be a blog collab, some random life thoughts, all the FuN sTuFf!
  • The topic of the last Monday will be Christianity. In true honesty, I often feel very unqualified to talk to you about Christianity and offer advice because I am imperfect; I’m a sinner. And yeah I know we all are sinners, but that’s kind of how I’ve been feeling. But I can’t stop delving into His Word just because I’m scared I’ll say something wrong, thus me forcing myself to step out of my comfort zone.
  • There’ll also be Specials from time to time, whether for holidays or some other important event or announcement.

3. I’m not going to be doing many book reviews anymore. I realize I’m not very good, and I need to read many more books to develop that skill.

4. I reached and surpassed 100 subscribers!! Thank you all so much!—I’m saying that much but the rest of the thanks and celebration is reserved for next week. 😉

I believe that’s all… yeah.

With God’s help,

Daniel Amador

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February Hiatus + Your Help + Poetry Book Cover Reveal

February last year was fairly uneventful on the Right Kind of Writer. August that year was even less—only one post published! Both of those two months ended up having the lowest statistics (lowest views, visitors, comments, and likes) in their halves of the 2021. I then realized something else: they are both exactly half a year apart, separated by five months on either side.

So an idea popped into my head. What if February and August are the months where I take a pause from blogging and inquire of my readers’ thoughts on the RKW? 🤯 In fact, the last time I asked for your thoughts was in July, the month just before August. I tossed that idea around in my head a bit, and I really like it. February is when school goes in full throttle after Christmas break, and August is the concluding month of summer vacation.

Plus, I need a break. From my point of view at least, I’ve been lacking and slacking in quality—putting quantity over it. Blogging is getting tiresome, but I still love doing it. So I’m putting the plan into action. 😎

I am taking an official break from blogging in the short month of February. If I do happen to show up sometime within the month, it’s to make an important announcement—maybe I’ll be required to post something for a book launch, or a friend starts up a blog of their own, or something.

As for whether I’ll take a break in August, only God knows what’ll happen in the future, but I do plan to. For February though, expect several changes!


If you’ve made it this far in the post, I applaud you. 👏 But this is where you are really needed! Here, I’ll say it again for those in the back—and those skimming. 😉

I NEED YOU!

I would really appreciate your thoughts and all that jazz on this blog of mine! So I’ve created a form. It’s quite simple and straight-forward, and I’d be very grateful if you filled it out!

Click here for the survey!

Thank you very much! I hope to come back after February with several great-quality, stimulating, thoughtful, and fun posts. 😀



Cover Reveal

Two weeks ago I announced the title reveal for blogger, writer, and poet Laurel Jean’s book of poetry, This Will Not Last. Today, I have the honor of presenting the cover to Laurel’s anthology!

Before I do, though, I like to take the time to give a brief message from her involving the meaning behind the cover:

…if I’m being completely honest, one of the first reasons it’s fairly simple is because I’m not extremely experienced in graphic design, but the control freak in me wanted to design my own book cover, in spite of that. XD I do genuinely appreciate simplicity, though. While writing poetry, I love to use a minimal amount of words to get my point across, and I feel that the cover of This Will Not Last really reflects that minimalism. Also, I really like how it looks like there’s light dimly shining through a blue haze on the cover. That definitely portrays the spirit of the collection!

Laurel Jean

Now for *ahem* the cover.

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Credit to Laurel Jean for cover.

Is it not lovely? Allow me to get more solemn for a moment. I see the cover and it gives me a feeling like I’m drowning, a feeling that I’m surrounded and it’s hard to breathe. Then, I see a light. It’s dim, yes, but truly it is there! Even as I’m clutching tightly to my chest, straining for life, I can know that this will not last.

The idea of TWNT is as simple as that. It’s poetry for weary souls, pointing us to the Light—to Christ, and to the truth that this time of suffering won’t last. I do love that. The cover, the title, and the blurb (found here) depict that beautifully.

Here’s another TWNT graphic:

Credit to Laurel Jean for graphic.

That is all for February. I hope you enjoyed reading, and thank you to those who filled out the reader’s survey! God bless, and see you in March!

With God’s help,

Daniel Amador

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CWW Wrap-Up + Poetry Book Reveals

Well hello there. Looks like you want to know who won Crazy Writing Week 2022. If so, you’ve come to the right place! And if you’ve come for the free donuts and ice cream, you’re in the wrong room. Just down the hall and to the left till you reach room 137. . . though I can’t guarantee any more sweets remain. 😉

For the first time in the memory of Daniel Amador, my team has come out as. . .

CHAMPIONS!!! THE PEACOCKS WON VS. THE FLAMINGOS! AHAHAHAHA!!! *ahem* Anyway, yeah, that came as a shock to me. I’ve been in CWW four times before, and from what I remember, my team lost three times and tied once. Or maybe I had lost twice, tied once, and won once. . .  who knows. Anyway, you Flamingos did great too! You almost had us till those final few hours. 😀

Now, here are some of my CWW stats!

Word count: 6,489. I think this was a pretty good score for me. I do recognize that it’s not a disappointment. I don’t remember what I got for the other CWWs I attended. . . I think most of them were around 1-5 thousand. Come 2023, hopefully I’ll beat this score with flying fingers colors!

Main project worked on: Beyond the Wolf—first draft.

Other projects: Heirs of Guinn—outline. Blog post—first draft.

Acheivements: 1) I reached 70,000 words in BtW! 🤯 No project of mine has ever come close to that (not that any of my other projects pass even 1K in the first place XP). I estimate it’ll be finished at about 85K words now. 2) I outlined several chapters for HoG and made several major decisions in the direction it’s going.

So yeah, that’s that for topics concerning CWW.

Now what of the poem book reveals?

As a member of writer, poet, and blogger Laurel Jean’s Street Team, I have the great privilege of sharing with you the title of her soon-to-be-published book of poetry, as well as some other bits of info concerning it! At the moment there is little more I know about this book of poetry than you soon will, so I’m excited to be along for the ride in this launch team! Without further ado, I present to you the beautiful title. . .

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This Will Not Last

The blurb:

Raw and achingly honest, This Will Not Last is a collection of poetry that captures the fluctuating emotions that lace life’s pathway. 

Wonder, grief, happiness, and heartache all have their turn to shine in this collection, ultimately bowing to the truth of their transience…and the sturdy realization of God’s unshakeable goodness.  

this death 

this shedding 

of all I’ve known 

must come before the rays of sun 

burst bright upon my soul 

to wake 

a seed of what’s to come. 

this death 

this dying will not last 

this, too 

this, too 

this, too, shall pass. 


That poem is indeed lovely—not to mention that the blurb itself was written poetically. This anthology seems to have within its binding introspective and spiritually rich thoughts that many could find healing in. I guess we’ll have to wait till April to find out. 😉

Here’s a snazzy little graphic Laurel has allowed me to share:

This gaphic is the property of Laurel Jean

That is about all I have to share with you today! Do be sure to check out Laurel’s blog—which I myself have thoroughly enjoyed following—and click here to find more about her.

With God’s help,

Daniel Amador

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I’ve Been Interviewed!

Hi again, everyone! Yeah, I know, I already posted yesterday, and that was also an announcement, but this is like. . . a more unexpected one— er, it’s, um, a special one— er, it’s— you know what, nevermind. I’ll just say that this one’s even shorter.

Main point: I’ve been interviewed as an aspiring author!! The interview was posted yesterday, on Tasha Van Kesteren’s blog, here. It was awesome to be able to do something like this. I don’t think I’ve ever been interviewed before.

So, if you’re reading this, thanks for interviewing me, Tasha!

And that’s all, everyone. 🙂

Actually, no it’s not, sorry. Hehe.

Notice: The RKW is so close to reaching 100 subscribers! I just want to thank everyone who’s subscribed and say that I really do appreciate your support, and I hope that it was and is worth it!

With God’s help,

Daniel Amador

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This Christmas

Friends, there is so much someone could say for a Christmas post. There’s so much that will be said on Christmas day, I’m sure. I’ve been thinking about it—“what should I post this Christmas? It’s such an important holiday, I need to post something special!” But now I don’t think I actually need to. I don’t want to ‘contribute to the noise’ this Christmas, if you know what I mean. This year I shall attempt to minimize the stress the best I can—because last year, the days that led up to Christmas were just too much for me. And when you’re super busy with family things and wrapping and all, the last things you need are expectations for a great post.

Right now I am tossing away any expectations you may have. I’m not going to post anything this Christmas.

I’m pushing aside all those uncompleted Christmas post and short story drafts and I’m going to try to slow down a bit more this week, if that’s possible. XP

So inclusion to this short post, Merry Christmas, my friends! May God bless you this season. And may you have a white Christmas, even if you’re in Chicago like me where it hasn’t snowed on Christmas day in years!!! 🤪

P.S. My gift to you—which I’m giving a few days early 😅—is the snazzy new graphic thing I made for this post. 😉

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

With God’s help,

Daniel Amador

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November Wrap-Up & December Preparations

Hello there! Good old Obi Wan quotes.

I was hoping to have some writing advice for you today, but after some fellow writers went through editing it, I realized that it is, um, most definitely not ready for sharing. I didn’t really have any back-up advice post ready and I could never focus on one helpful topic long enough to finish it, so I thought I’d just wrap up this month with some updates! I’ve divided these updates into three sections: goals, blogging, and reading.

Goals

I had three goals that I shared with you a few weeks ago:

  1. Finish my project Beyond the Wolf (i.e. reach 60K words) by December 15 (52/60, rounded down).
  2. Publish at least 4 posts in the month of November (1/4).
  3. Run three times a week, unless the temperature is below-40° F (I’m starting with this week, because I only ran twice last week).

And here are the updates:

  1. I completed my goal of reaching 60,000 (60K) words sixteen days before the due date! [Screenshot of proof is put after the list.] Although, I didn’t actually finish the book. . . far from it, really. It’ll probably be done by 70K words. *facepalm* I’ll need to put a good chunk of time into outlining.
  2. I was able to publish five posts, one more than the said goal!
  3. I, um, *cough* didn’t do so good in this one. Only two weeks, I think, did I run three times. But I ran a 5K on Thanksgiving morning and I was aiming for 21 minutes, but I beat it by 11 seconds! So, um, yeah, that was cool.
This was through Reedsy.com.

Blogging

Like I said earlier, I have a habit of not putting enough effort into starting and finishing a post, so I have a whole bunch of unfinished blog post drafts piling up in my google docs. 😆

The plus is that I can always come back to them and if I put enough effort in, I can finish. This December I hope to provide you with at least four posts! I have a good idea of what I want for three of them, so I hope that turns out well and works out for you too. 🙂

I also just want to say I appreciate all the support you readers have given me! It really is encouraging. And can you believe that I’m almost at 100 subscribers?? 0-0 This means a lot to me.

Reading

A while ago my friend Laurel tagged me for the Bookworm Tag. I wanted to post my version earlier in November, but as I was going through answering the questions, I realized that, and this is hard for me to admit, I don’t actually read as much as a writer should. I write much more than I read, and it’s good that I’ve had plenty of motivation to write, but I hardly read at all. This December I am going to try to finish reading three books by the end of December, not including school books. I’ve already started reading 88 pages (out of 390, so about 1/4) of The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann.

And there you have some of the inside scoop into my life. May God bless you during the Christmas season! Farewell. See you next week! 😉

With God’s help,

Daniel Amador

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Two Announcements, Three Goals, and a Q&A

I have some things to share. I’ll try to keep it short, but you know how it is with me. 😉

Two Announcements

1. I’m sure many of you have heard me talk about the Young Writers Workshop—the online writing program with a library full of instructional writing-related lessons and an online community of many young writers across the world—a bad description, but it’s the best I could do on short notice. 😅 Anyway, the instructors from YWW (give or take some people, very likely) created the Young Writer Blog, and they launched it November 2nd!

I don’t want to make this too long at all, so I’ll just share their “About Us”:

We are bestselling authors who know what it’s like to navigate the world of writing and publishing as teenagers. We’ve helped hundreds of young people grow as writers, reach more people, and publish their work. We’d love to help you too.

Their first and second posts are out, so check them out, and everything else too! 😄 The blog already has so many resources available.

2. Next week’s post will be a short story–or, rather, a piece of flash fiction, written by yours truly! Yes, Daniel Amador actually managed to write a short story. I would’ve published it today but there were already too many other things too share to add a short story as well, and I didn’t have time to go through even a second draft or give it up for editing, so yeah, be sure to check it out Monday, the 15th!

Goals

Here of some goals I have set for myself:

  1. Finish my project Beyond the Wolf (i.e. reach 60K words) by December 15 (52/60, rounded down).
  2. Publish at least 4 posts in the month of November (1/4).
  3. Run three times a week, unless the temperature is below-40° F (I’m starting with this week, because I only ran twice last week).

Q & A

  1. What is your favorite sports team? Favorite sport team?? I don’t know. I don’t follow teams that much. But my favorite sport to watch is soccer, so when the World Cup comes on I usually root for Mexico and/or Spain.
  2. What food do you dislike the most? I used to really dislike mushrooms, but now they’re not that bad. The worst food I’ve had, though I don’t remember what it was called, I had it at a friends house and it looked, tasted, and smelled just like throw-up. 😋 🤮
  3. What first gave you the motivation to start a blog? The very first time I wanted to start a blog/got the motivation to start a blog was during a sermon in September of 2020, I think. My dad was preaching and he kind of gave the story of the prodigal son a more modern setting. I thought that was really cool, and I wanted to write stories like that. That was the first vision for my blog. Obviously it didn’t turn out. A second thing that came later in the month of October (2020) was when my friend launched her blog. That really gave me the final kick to make a WordPress account and get “the Right Kinda Writer” (now “the Right Kind of Writer—that’s why the url still has “kinda”; I don’t know how to change it, and if you do please tell me!) started.
  4. What is one popular book (or series) you haven’t read? What’s one? Oh, I can give you many. Two that I’ve started but never finished are the Chronicles of Narnia and the LotR. I haven’t ever read the Percy Jackson series, Harry Potter Series, KotLC series, or the Hunger Games Trilogy. I could go on.
  5. What is your favourite character from any book? Hands down, Malik from the Door Within Trilogy. He’s just awesome. Though he’s a side character and lacks depth in character growth, the series wouldn’t be the same without him, and neither would my very first novel project; he was inspiration for my favorite character in the now-paused project.
  6. Why do you like to write? That is a very good question—easier asked than answered. Some reasons: I love creating stories. I love bringing the crazy ideas from my brain to paper or a doc. I love making my characters experience the troubles, joys, and such that I experience. Finally, it’s one way I can teach others and glorify and worship my King.
  7. Who is your favorite movie character? No, no, NOOOO! I have no idea. Legolas, maybe?? Spiderman, maybe?? Iron Man, maybe?? Black Panther, maybe?? Someone from Big Hero Six, maybe?? I don’t know, honestly.
  8. If you could live in any fantasy/sci fi world, which one would you live in (ie. Middle Earth, Tatooine, Dune, etc.)? Hm, good question. Let me think. Proably Middle Earth, because I’ve always loved the idea of a simple, bright, down-to-earth place like the Shire, and I’ve always had the feeling of safety and comfort in Rivendell. They are like rare jewels in a regular rock mountain.

Thank you to all who submitted questions. I hope these were adequate answers. 🙂

That is all I have for today. Have a good morning, afternoon, evening, night, whatever!

With God’s help,

Daniel Amador