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Danielle Mamaril

Published writer and aspiring author

 

Recent Publications

Poetry

sing alleluia, amen

an erotic devotional poem with sapphic vibes

Flash Fiction

Deer in the Headlights

A police officer commits a crime

Short Story

The Trial of a Goldfish Killer

A lifeguard encounters a mermaid.

Poetry

Roses Still Have Thorns

A poem about eating disorders.

 

Works in Progress

Peer Review

Ghostwriting a Suicide Note
Short Story

Elias is ready to write his suicide note. As he delays the task, a mysterious force writes the letter for him.

Outlining

Currently Untitled
Novel

A fantasy world set in a country of political turmoil. We've got super powers, forbidden romance, and strong female characters.

 

How the Writing Community has Helped Me

A while ago, I posted a blog just airing out some grievances I’ve had with the writing community. I’ve covered the bad and the ugly, but not so much the good. This blog is going to be my amazing experience with the writing community. Save info different format Community is So Accepting I’ve found the community so kind especially to me as a teenager. People treat me as an equal. If anything, I don’t think there is much difference in how I’m treated because of my age. It comes

How the Writing Community has Hurt Me

The above is this exact blog but in vlog format. Before I start this, I gotta start with sharing that this is very much inspired by Shaelin Bishop’s vlog on AuthorTube Tea. I wanted to use many of the same talking points but share a point of view from a teenage perspective. Toxic Notions of Productivity This is the one that destroyed me the worse. So often in this community, there is a such an unehalthy notion of productivity that has destroyed me and other writers. There’s s

A Poem: My Confidant

My Confidant Music I know her music’s sweet melody lifts me up calms me down makes me excited offers beautiful words I love music as a sister we would stay up late whispering secrets like the young girls we were I know she will always be by me because of the promises that we made I’ll write this poem but only because this is To Music This poem is published in two poetry collections, Accolades and A Celebration of Poets. I wrote this when I was twelve. I still have a love-hate

Lessons I’ve Learned Writing a Crossover Fic with Evan L. Rodriguez

This is the vlog version. Pick your poison. I need to explain exactly what happened. I and fellow teen writer, Evan L. Rodriqguez co-wrote a crossover fic. It started because of a flyaway suggestion that whoever lost some competition, we banter a lot, that the loser would have to write a story of our female protagonists bickering. During math class, I spaced out and wrote some of that but I found that Evan’s main character, Aeris and my own, Mahalia-Aeris and Mahalia did not

How to Balance Motherhood and Writing

Hey Y’all!  This is the first ever guest blog post on this blog ever.  Dawn Kozak, a kind, and aspiring writer is here to drop some knowledge.  Take it away from Dawn! Don’t let your overwhelming life stop you from following your dreams. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the bumpy road of motherhood and writing. Don’t give up on your passions Being a mom is a full-time job, but that doesn’t mean you have to put aside everything else in your life. On the day your precio

Pet Peeves of Male Characters

I love fantastically written, male characters.  They’re likable, funny, and make me swoon over the moon.  Problem is…it doesn’t happen often enough. That’s wild though.  Male characters are awesome! Two days ago, I wrote Pet Peeves of Female Characters.  Trust me when I say that I don’t discriminate in my hate.  I hate everyone equally. So let’s take it away… 1. The Manly Man We’ve all read about this walking ball anger.  He’s always furious.  If he isn’t angry, he’s about to

Pet Peeves of Female Characters

Not all characters are created equal.  That’s all coolio-schmoolio but it gets tiring when the same characters appear in every story I read.  I’m not discussing archetypes (that’s kinda expected) but the annoying female characters. They’re cardboard cutouts and are here to instill sleepy readers during a supposedly epic fight scene. 1. Evil seductress This chick is leaking of pure sexuality.  They are gorgeous, perfect even. She turns heads when she enters a room.  Everyone w

How I Outline: Tips and Tricks

Outlining is hella hard.  Some of y’all may be prantsers but personally, I am a strong planner.  That’s just how I work and I outline a certain way that helps me understand my story better. Finding your own outlining technique is a whole other hurdle to jump over and that’s before you even started outlining!  The time it takes to create a story😓.   I made a vlog to show how I outline and hopefully, it’ll help you find your own technique in outlining.  Hope y’all enjoy! #writ

How to Create Content While Mentally Ill: Helpful Advice to Fellow Writers

Mental illness is prevalent across creative communities.  It fucking sucks, man. Writers from Ernest Hemingway to J.K. Rowling have suffered from mental illness, and they sure as hell ain’t the only ones. Tons of writers have mental illnesses.  Particularly, anxiety, which is an odd observation not only I have made.  There are tons of misconceptions about mental illness but in creative communities, probably the most prevalent is the tortured artist aesthetic. I’m not here to

Top 10 Tips On Finding Inspiration

Inspiration is a touchy subject among creative communities.  A lot of artists don’t have the privilege to wait and be inspired.  Waiting for inspiration is a fast and easy way to have overdue bills and skinny children if it’s your job.  Although there are times where we can all go for a dose of inspiration and a kick in the ass. 1. Music Music is a sure and easy way to get inspired when writing.  I’ve coordinated fight scenes to certain music. I can listen to a piece of music

How to Give Memorable Names That Will Leave an Impression

Writers can get stuck trying to find the perfect name. Personally, I love naming characters.  Finding the perfect name is the first step to developing a true character but I’ve made plenty of mistakes. So to avoid all the trouble I’ve been through, here are some tips to help ya’ll with choosing the perfect name for your characters. Don’t 1. Forget yo’ genre It would simply make sense to name your character in their genre.  A character with the name of Damon Salazar, the name