About Me


Amanda River

Studying English with Honors at the University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Aspiring author working on her first novel

54 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Joy says:

    Thanks for the follow πŸ™‚ Already explored your blog a bit, looking forward to seeing some more!

  2. bgbowers says:

    Hi Amanda, thanks for visiting my blog. It’s a pleasure to meet you! I am also writing my first novel.:)

    • It’s a pleasure to meet you as well! Congratulations on starting your novel. I know first hand how hard it can be! I love all of the poetry you post, so I’m certain your novel will be amazing as well πŸ™‚

  3. bgbowers says:

    Aah, thank you. How far are you into your novel?

    • About 40,000 words. No where near where I’d like to be! Haha what about you?

      • bgbowers says:

        Hi Amanda. Sorry, I just realised that I had not replied – rude!;) I am also at 40k. I’m putting myself on a 90 day writing diet next week. I have got to get it moving along. Stay in touch and let me know how you’re doing.:)

  4. Thanks for following my blog. I have my first novel in a file without revisions. I’ve been working on my second novel for six years, doing a new revision each year. I’m determined to make this one the last one and self publish it.

    Good luck with yours.

  5. Dear Amanda,

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Stay tuned to my blog to know more about us πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Amanda, thank you for the follow (The Wordkern Archive). I’ve followed you back, and not just as courtesy, i really like your blog and delighted to have the opportunity. It looks like we are starting out in WordPress together (i started my blog at the end of April); Best wishes with all, Perry

  7. Gwen says:

    Hi Amanda,
    Thank you for the follow on The 4AM Writer! ~ Gwen

  8. Margaux N. says:

    I nominated you for a Liebster award. Visit my blog for more info. πŸ™‚

  9. Julie Israel says:

    Go aspiring authors! Loved the post on Gatsby. Looking forward to seeing more πŸ™‚

  10. jesdani9112 says:

    Thanks for the follow. You have some really great stuff on here. I look forward to revisiting them when I have more time. πŸ™‚ I’m only just around 2000 words in so I’ve got quite a ways to go with my own novel.

    • Thank you so much! Word count isn’t the most important part, it’s the quality of the writing. So let’s say if you have 2,000 amazing words and I have 40,000 average words, you’re in the lead πŸ™‚

  11. Jason says:

    Great Blog πŸ™‚

  12. Kristy J. W. says:

    Thanks for following my blog, A Beginners Writing Journey!

  13. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog & for the follow, I really appreciate it. Good luck with your writing!

  14. Pure Fiction says:

    Hi, I just wanted to show some love for your blog. You post the most interesting things!

  15. emilyramos says:

    Hi, thanks so much for following my blog! I look forward to reading more of yours!

  16. jsnapp62 says:

    Thanks for the follow. It’s always good to know another writer. You asked if paperback or hardcover? I like a real book, but I have to tell you as a published author, except for book signings, 99.9% of sales in the last two years are e-books (and I don’t own a tablet, I’m trying to stand strong for real books but have to do what sells to readers.) Do you work with a good critque group? It helped me so much. Critics of your masterpiece are hard to take, but worth the time to open your literary eyes. Some things you have to ignore to keep your own voice true, but good critics are for your help not to hurt. Looking forward to seeing a best seller from you!!

  17. Hélène Victoire says:

    Hey, thanks for the follow! Glad to ‘meet’ other fellow writers/bloggers out there πŸ™‚

  18. Nice to meet you. Luck on the book. I wrote my first draft of my first novel in Nov. I have not started the editing process yet. (Shame on me). Maybe share a paragraph or a synopsis of what you are writing???

  19. TBM says:

    Good luck with your novel!

  20. Hi, thanks for the follow. Goood luck with your degree and writing.

  21. dawnall says:

    Studying writing. I hope you love that as much as I did. πŸ™‚

  22. Thanks for the follow! Love your blog! Good luck with your novel! πŸ˜€

  23. darsword says:

    Thanks for the follow. Love your blog. Following back! πŸ™‚

  24. ashadeofpen says:

    look at ur eyes..so lovely and so poetic πŸ˜‰

  25. Kathy J says:

    Thanks for the follow on my blog, and good luck on writing the novel! I hope to write one someday, as well … I know, what am I waiting for, right?

  26. Hi Thanks for visiting ritaLOVEStoWRITE and a big thank you for following blog. Best of luck with your writing! cheers,

  27. vmcarswell says:

    Thanks for the follow! I am also working on my first novel. Good luck on yours πŸ™‚

  28. JP McLean says:

    Thanks for helping me find your blog. It’s been years since I’ve visited Ottawa. You must be almost done studying for the year – more time to write your book. Good luck with both important projects.

  29. veraoleks says:

    Thanks for the follow, you’ve got yourself an awesome blog, keep it up!

  30. Like what you have to say here. It’s good to hear other’s thoughts on the world of writing.

  31. rlsharpe says:

    Thanks for the follow, I really appreciate. I’ve followed you back and I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog. Good luck with your book πŸ™‚

  32. I think you have an AMAZING blog. I really enjoy your posts. Keep it up πŸ™‚

  33. chantellyb says:

    Good luck with your novel – the first one is the most difficult. I’m working on novel #21 (8 published so far with one near release and another in final edits.)

  34. David Allen says:

    Good luck on your novel. Make sure you know what you want to say at the beginning. Most of all, realize you’re not going to see the whole road. Go as far as you can see, then more of the path will reveal itself.

    And thanks for the follow on authordavid.com!

  35. writingcoachnomi says:

    Wow, looks like you follow lots of blogs, Amanda. Thanks for adding me into the mix. I just finished a collaborative memoir (where I worked with someone to write her book). It’s due out spring 2014 from Crown/Random House. Writing memoir is very similar to writing fiction. A good memoir has all the elements of a novel.

    My own novel has been on a shelf for many years. Been waiting for some open time to take it down and dust it off . . . and finish it!

    Hope you’re making headway on yours!

  36. newbloggycat says:

    Hi there, just want to say you are an amazing blogger and your blog is awesome. I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here’s the link: http://wp.me/p2TELX-J3

  37. Dear Amanda,

    Nice picture! Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. Hope you visit again.


  38. Michelle says:

    hey there!

    Thank you for following my blog a few mths ago! I just wanna share with you that I have recently changed host (nearly died along the way πŸ™‚ ) and if you like, please come again to my blog and you can type in your email address as with the change in host from wordpress, new posts will not get delivered to your email address like the last time.

    So if you like posts to get delivered to your email address like the past, you have to type in your email again. It only appears in your reader now, so if that works for you, then it is ok.

    thank you

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