I Am Writer, Hear Me Roar started as a fun thing I started when I was 15 to get more involved in the online book community. It has gone through many iterations over the years (which you can explore in the archive in the sidebar if you choose), but the core of it has remained the same: a place to talk about my favourite things, reading and writing. 

On the reading side of things, this blog has evolved into a place for me to bring less well known books out of the shadows and into the light for readers to enjoy. I also want to make sure I'm reading books that are inclusive of all people and places. That means I talk about and review a lot of international literature, CanLit including Indigenous literature; books in translation, books by women, and books by indie presses. I'm always looking for ways to challenge myself to get out of my reading comfort zone and opening myself to empathizing with people or situations I would never experience in my day to day life. So if you want recommendations for books that may not be on your radar, then this is the blog for you. 

Some blog posts to get you started and introduce you to my mission statements:
5 Things to Remember When Looking For Diverse Books
5 Strategies For Finding Under the Radar Books
Women in Translation Month posts
Indigenous Literature (mostly Canadian)
My Local Book Nook series

The other part of my blog you may come across is the writing side. If you want a blog that continuously shares good writing advice, go somewhere else. My writing posts talk about things I've learned while writing. My focus in those posts is to demonstrate my struggles with self-doubt, perfectionism and figuring out how this writing thing works, and hopefully along the way show other writers they aren't alone in their struggles. 

A few posts about my writing struggles:
Scared of Being Afraid
Begin Again
Book Blogging, Sharing Writing, and Other Scary Things
A Young Writer's Struggle With NaNoWriMo
If you want to learn more or follow along this reading and writing journey through its next iteration, you can follow me on RSS, email, and Bloglovin' via the links on the sidebar. You can also find me on Twitter, where I recommend books, @asherlockwrites.

You can contact me by email at asherlockwrites[at]gmail[dot]com

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