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A. C. Wyatt (Alex)
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Eighteen-year-old YA writer, blogger, and university student with a thing for words.
Eighteen-year-old YA writer, blogger, and university student with a thing for words.

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A Novel Deconstructed: Simple Plot Outline Template | A. C. Wyatt #amwriting

I wrote my first two novels alongside a very detailed plot outline, and that worked for me; I finished the first draft of my second novel within four months. The thing is, I like structure. I like knowing where my story is going. But my new story is…
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7 Lessons Your Favourite Childhood TV Shows and Movies Taught You | A. C. Wyatt

If you think about it, the stuff you watch as a kid is pretty formative. I learned a lot of stuff from the movies and TV shows I watched back then, and they taught me a few crucial life lessons, too. Here are seven of them.
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September Reads: THE SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller | A. C. Wyatt #amreading #monthlyread

The truth is, SONG OF ACHILLES breaks my heart. Within the first few pages, I fell in love with Madeline Miller’s style and Patroclus’ voice. It’s so unique, so captivating and warm and curious; I feel each of the character’s emotions as they come, love…
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How I Balance Writing and Blogging in University | A. C. Wyatt / Nerdy & Wordy

As a busy college kid, I can tell you there’s not a lot of time for extracurricular hobbies. But along the way, I've picked up a few tips and tricks that I’d like to share with you.
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4 Lessons I Learned in the Summer After My First Year of College | A. C. Wyatt #backtoschool

Going to university was certainly a learning curve for me. I had a lot of ups and downs during my freshman year, but one of the hardest parts turned out to be readjusting to life at home once the year ended. But I learned a lot over these last four…
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August Reads: CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger | A. C. Wyatt (Nerdy and Wordy) #amreading

To me, CATCHER IN THE RYE isn’t angry at all. It’s just sad. Holden is both too old for his age and too young. He’s too old for his peers and he desperately wants to stay a little kid so he doesn’t get phony, either. It’s a story of a boy who desperately…
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Growing Up White (Personal Essay) | A. C. Wyatt

Now, at eighteen years old, I’m still trying to figure out where that leaves me. I’m not white. But I don’t feel Latina, either. I toe the line between two ethnicities and don’t feel entirely comfortable in either.
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One thing my family likes to do every summer is travel. Last summer, we went to British Columbia. The summer before that, we went to Niagara Falls, and the summer before that we went to my uncle’s cottage. This time, we decided to do a road trip around…
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I’ve never binge-watched a show before, but I finished all four seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix within about a month (which is a little shameful looking back on it). I’ve never really gravitated towards comedies, but Brooklyn was perfect for me.…
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Writing Advice Masterpost Part 2: Revising, Editing and Querying #amwriting #amediting (A. C. Wyatt | Nerdy & Wordy)

About a month ago, I wrote a masterpost of all my writing-related blog posts, and then decided to put together a list of links from others that have helped me become a better writer as well. Since my ‘writing’ bookmark folder is huge, that masterlist of…
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