A Hero Up Sneak Peek

Hero Up is going to be published June 5! THIS FRIDAY!! I’m so excited to get this book baby out into the world. I love giving y’all sneak peeks on my social media. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook @joyrchappell if you haven’t already! Anyway, I have a special sneak peek for y’all today. I’m posting the entire prologue here! So without further ado, read on…

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Coronavirus, Spring Break, And Writing Conflicting Values

Right now I should be in Massachusetts. I should be having fun with my group of girl friends. Right now I am home enjoying time with my family instead.

This spring break was gonna be my first time actually going on a trip with my friends, but it got cancelled due to growing concerns with the coronavirus. Let’s go back to last week when spring break was approaching. It was a stressful time.

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Ramblings On My Writing Class Pt. 2

Dear Diary,

I underestimated poetry writing and now have even more respect and amazement toward poets. That is all.

I’ve maybe written five poems in my life, if that. I’ve never learned a lot of the skill and technique that goes into that genre. These last couple weeks were rough for me. More difficult than writing creative nonfiction? Yes.

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Ramblings On My Writing Class Pt. 1

I didn’t know I’d have to write nonfiction in my online creative writing class–But alas, I had to prepare for the misery of the fourth week when it was due.

Okay, let’s skip the dramatics. It wasn’t that bad. Buuuut, I still wasn’t looking forward to it. I love fiction and wanted to learn all about and only about writing fiction in this class.

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