About the Blog
Born from a need to discuss thoughts on all the things I love, Rachel Ann Writes is primarily a book and lifestyle blog. I’m the kind of person who’s always getting excited about (and slightly obsessed with) something new, and so the main purpose of this blog is to provide a place for me to share my passion for all of those things (as well as a large number of book reviews and bookish related posts). Over the years, I’ve enthused over crafts (such as knitting and burlap wreaths), nature (like weather and succulents), and basically everything in between (such as essential oils and grammar). Only time will tell exactly what you’ll find on this blog, but I can promise it’ll be something that I am passionate about.
Starting at a very young age, I developed a love for the written word. When I was a little girl, I wrote lots of short stories and aspired to be an author when I grew up. I constantly carried at least one book and one notebook with me wherever I went, just in case.
My passion for reading and writing didn’t stop as I got older, and I became the Editor in Chief of my high school newspaper.
In college, I quickly decided to major in English. Even though I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life at the time, I never regretted studying what I love for a second. I became more passionate about reading and writing, and I was able to solidify my belief that everyone should study what they’re passionate about — it’s always possible to find a skill set to go along with it later.
I received my bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and I am a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. I was the managing editor of the university’s literary arts publication, and I even had a few original pieces published in the journal as well. During my last two years in college, I tutored my peers in English and writing at the university’s Writing Center.
Since 2016, I have worked as an ATP-certified Writing Tutor at a local community college Writing Center. I help students plan, draft, and revise their composition and literature essays, as well as reinforce basic grammar and writing skills.
I am also a freelance editor loosely associated with The Next Chapter Publishing house in Dallas, Texas. I assist my clients in making their document or short fiction manuscript the very best that it can be. I work with anyone who has a piece of writing that they would like to have edited, whether or not they plan to self-publish. If you have a project that you’d like to have edited, don’t hesitate to send me an email and let’s talk about how I can help.
Thanks for stopping by — I hope you stay a while!