All About Me


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


I've been writing since I was six years old, but I haven't always believed I could write a book. In middle school someone told me that writing wasn't a real job, and that scared me. I had spent all my life telling people I was going to be a writer when I grew up--so now what was I going to do? So I started trying to figure out what to do with my life. I wanted to be a nurse, a counselor, an interior designer, a teacher--and more. But all of those dream jobs were temporary, and by my junior year of high school I still didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. But that year was the year my little high school offered its first creative writing class, and I took it. And as soon as I did, 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. After trying to figure out the whole publishing process (and learning a lot about myself and my book in the process, while also receiving dozens of rejection letters) I decided to go back and flesh out my entire book again. Now I'm back to the beginning and doing an entire line-by-line rewrite while also juggling the other thousand story ideas in my head!
When I'm not writing, you can find me playing with babies and toddlers or buying everything at Target. I love books and tea, and I have a slight obsession with Starbucks (it's not slight.)

If you have any questions, comment below. Thanks for reading!

13 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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