All About Me

Hey there!
My name is Miranda Kulig. I'm twenty-two years old, I'm a christian, and I'm a writer.


I haven't always believed I could write a book. When I was in middle school, someone told me that being an author wasn't a real job and I would need to do something that would make me money. So, I put writing aside and tried to fall in love with something else. I wanted to be a nurse, a counselor, an interior designer, a teacher, and more--but nothing felt right. Then, my junior year, my little high school offered its very first creative writing class. Writing entered my life again, and I knew there was nothing else in the world I wanted to do more than write. I'm a writer--always have been, always will be.

I finished my first book, Unperfected, just about a month after I turned seventeen--three months into my senior year of high school. I then went on a very bumpy road to publication, which ultimately led me back to where I started. I am currently working on a project titled Awaken and my debut poetry collection, Breaking into Butterflies, released this past October!

I started this blog (originally titled Dreams and Dandelions) at the beginning of 2015 simply because I thought it would be good to get myself into the writing world, and I haven't looked back! I strive to share my writing journey with aspiring authors and give advice based on what mistakes I have made and lessons I have learned. I hope this blog inspires those who read it to always put their best into their work and never give up!

When I'm not writing, you can find me watching sunsets or snuggling babies. I basically live at Target, and I really, really (really) love Starbucks.

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out Miranda Writes. If you ever stumble across a post you love, please don't hesitate to share it! And if you never want to miss a post again, make sure to subscribe!

Thanks for reading!

Yes, that's a chicken. Her name is Pecky Becky.




Comments

  1. Hi! So I'm not a person who really looks at blogs, but I found you on Pinterest and clicked on some pins, one thing led to another, and here I am! Anyway... I'm sixteen, and just finished the first draft of my own book. I was wondering if you could possibly let me know about the whole publishing thing? I'm no where near ready, but I'd LOVE some info. Anything you could tell me would be much appreciated. I'm Ann Holly on Pinterest, if you're interested in messaging me :)

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    1. Hi Ann! First off, the fact that you finished a book at sixteen is amazing. Good for you! Now you should focus on editing your book. I have some posts that could help with that--just click on the "Editing" category under "Find something specific" up above on the left. As far as publishing goes, my post series, "How to Start Querying" is where to start! That can also be found above in the "Find something specific" section. Hope this helps! :)

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    2. I've definitely started editing, and I'll be sure to check those out!!
      I forgot to mention this, but I'm also on Wattpad! If you get the chance, I'd really appreciate it if you read my first draft. Search for The SOLE Project on Wattpad, and you'll find me! Thanks again, you're awesome.

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  2. So I'm writing a book right now called Spring Break. It's about a group of friends who go to a camp for the week of spring break and it ends up being run by aliens who want to destroy the world and they have to stop them. I've got 10 chapters done so far and everyone who I've shared it with thinks it's really good but i don't think I've added enough stuff to it. I keep going back and adding in new stuff to the chapters to make them longer because long chapters is something I've always struggled with. I'm also having a hard time with consistently writing. It's like painting for me. If I don't feel like it it's not going to look good. That's been happening to me a lot. I've just not felt like writing recently and I really want to but I don't want my book to be boring. I want it to be something people will recomend to their friends! Please give me some advice! ♥

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    1. Hi Cierra! Your book sounds AWESOME. It's a very interesting concept and it sounds super fun! My advice for you is to just have fun writing. This is only your first draft, so don't focus on making it perfect! I suggest word vomiting, which basically just means get words on the pages and write the book without regard for whether or not everything is perfect. Just have fun! You can always go back and edit things later and make your chapters longer then. For now, just focus on getting the first draft finished. Good luck! :)

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  3. Hi! My name is Emma, and I'm fourteen. I'm working on a book right now called "Masked". It's about a girl who lives in a Theater, a place where everyone is forced to wear a mask all day, every day. It's what they're known by. I'm Christian as well, so it's kind of Christian themed. But I'm only on page 83, and I'm already stuck. I've been working on it for more than a year, and it's just not going anywhere. Do you have any suggestions?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Emma! I'm instantly hooked by your story. It sounds so intriguing! If you're stuck, I suggest trying to figure out WHY you're stuck. Is it because you're bored with the story? Are you focusing on making everything too perfect? Are you just out of ideas? Once you figure out why you're stuck, it can be much easier to then get unstuck. Since this is your first draft, remember to just focus on writing and getting your words down, and know that you can always go back later to fix and rewrite. Sometimes when I'm stuck with a story, I like to sit down and imagine different scenarios to put my characters through. What if someone got shot? What if a new character showed up? What if someone suddenly got really sick? Etc. It's a good way to get your brain working again. :) Good luck!

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  4. I got to the end of one of your posts and loved seeing the verse from Colossians. That's when I had to jump to your "about me" part, and it's exciting to see another writer who's a Christian. I hope your writing is going well and that Jesus will use it for His glory!

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  5. I also want to be a writer when I grow up but whomever I share my passion with , they make me feel down by saying: You shouldn't be a writer cause you can't and writers don't earn well. I need advice on how to avoid these negative comments and pursue my dreams.

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    1. hiya, i just want to say i totally get you, i understand your feelings and confusion, because it happened to me too , it used to bother me alot but now not so much, i got over it by thinking that i am going to write an awesome book and then that'll show them! you can earn a lot from writing, i mean look at J.K Rowling, she's totally famous and an awesome writer, im sure you can do it, just believe in yourself, and the people saying those things are probably just jealous and mean for no apparent reason, being a writer is something to be proud of! go and pursue your dreams!! XOXOXO :)

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  6. Hi, I am Ifeoma. I would love to read unperfected when it's done. What exactly is your writing process like? What do you do after the first draft? Do you write everyday?

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    1. Hi Ifeoma! I wish I wrote every day, but sometimes life prevents that from happening. My writing process is a little messy sometimes, but it works for me! I write first drafts very quickly and only focus on getting the words down rather than making everything sound nice and flow well. Then I go back and edit everything in layers until I'm satisfied with my book. (But to be honest, I have yet to to that! I've been editing and rewriting my first book for years.)

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  7. Hi! I've started writing about a year ago, and you and your blog were some of my main inspirations :) You were the one that also inspired me to make character boards and a story board on Pinterest, and they helped a lot so far. (By the way, thanks for the follow! I'm Princess Caden/ShiningStar :D) My writing journey is also a bit messy, I tried 2 different book ideas and now I'm settled on a final one, and I'm slowly working on it. Thank you for being inspirational, and for giving me a lot of help so far :)

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    1. Aww thank you so much! That means so much! I am so thrilled my blog has been able to help and inspire you. Your comment just turned my whole day around!

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    2. You're very welcome :D Your tips and ideas are lovely, and I'm happy that I made you feel better!

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  8. Hey Miranda!
    I've been following your blog, reading about your writing journey, for over a year now! I'm twenty-four, and a writer too! Or at least I've been thinking and dreaming about writing since I was twelve and I'm working on a project now. Your blog posts always pop up in my email right when I have started to feel like I'm capsizing in a sea of perfectionism, and your enthusiasm reminds me of the real joy of writing. I feel excited and free and intimidated when I write, like an architect sitting in front of a black page of graphing paper. Thank you for sharing your story and your love of words, and keeping your posts wholesome, and helping inspire me to keep going. <3

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    1. Hey Cody! So, SO sorry I didn't see your comment until now! Anyway, thank you so much for you kindness and encouragement! You are so sweet. I am so glad you get something out of my posts and thoughts! It's exactly why I blog :)

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