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Ashley W.

New York. NY


Even though I work in marketing, I’m a consumer in every sense of the word: I love shopping, indie movies, all kinds of books, live music, and eating just about anything. There aren’t enough hours in my life for all the things I love.

Favorite Books

The Fault in Our Stars, Boy Meets Boy, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Tiny Beautiful Things, Looking for Alaska, Love Walked in, Belong To Me

Favorite Quotes

With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?
-Oscar Wilde

Favorite Genres

Most Recent Blog Posts

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Guest Author Ashley Woodfolk: Finding Inspiration Everywhere

I mostly consider myself to be a contemporary writer.I love writing about real world issues; about kissing; about music and art and people trying to figure out who they are as they’re still becoming.So I look for inspiration in the real world. In the people I see on the subway, the songs I hear on Spotify playlists, the color of … Read More


writing, The Beauty That Remains, inspiration, Ashley Woodfolk, writing advice, authors
Friday, February 24th, 2017

Writing Setting with All Five Senses

You’re in a bustling cafe in downtown Philadelphia. You can hear the cappuccino machine steaming milk - whirring bursts of sound that you know will result in the most perfect froth. You smell the scent of coffee and freshly baked breads and pastries. You see the long line; a mother pushing a stroller, a tall man in a well-cut suit, … Read More


ask an editor, swoon reads, swoon reads authors, senses, Ashley Woodfolk, writing, worldbuilding
Monday, November 28th, 2016

So You Finished Your First Draft

Dear Writer,You’re almost there. You can probably even see it--your word count goal--flickering like an oasis in your subconscious. Those last 15,000 words or so seeming insurmountable, or possibly, if you’re lucky, completely and utterly doable. Whether you’re almost finished with NaNoWriMo, or just finishing up the first draft of a novel not written under the duress that is the … Read More


nanowrimo 2016, writing advice, hemingway, neil gaiman, nanowrimo
Monday, October 17th, 2016

NaNoWriMo: Productive Procrastination

NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. But instead of giving you the typical tips and tricks for how to write 50K words in a month's time, I thought I'd do the opposite—give you advice on what to do when you may not make your daily, weekly, or overall goal.You've had a long day at school. Or work. Your friends are … Read More


nano, nanowrimo, prep, procrastination, november, procrastinate, novel, Ashley W., writing
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Writing Outside Your Experience: Handle With Care

Lately, it seems the whole world is abuzz with the issue of diversity. From #OscarsSoWhite, and the whitewashing of characters of color in film and television, to the horrific tragedy in Orlando, the deaths that spurred the Black Lives Matter movement, and the religious and racial issues that are fueling a lot of the political conversation of our current election, … Read More


characters, tips, writers, writing, stereotypes, twitter, reading, LGBT, POC, LGBTQIA+, experience, books, Ashley W., We Need Diverse Books, sensitivity, Own Voices, authors, stereotyping

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