About lissywrites

As an avid writer and poet, Alyssa Hubbard explores the earthly and spectral talismans that carry us from life to death and back again through her work. As the darkness within makes its way from pen to paper, she finds room for more joyous activities, such as sampling new ice cream flavors, singing in public, and geeking out over the latest anime. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, works in Digital Marketing, and has been writing (professionally) for 8 years. Her work has been featured in literary journals and magazines such as Adanna, The Coffin Bell, and many others.

Personal Post | I’m a Binge-Eater

Lissywrites/ May 14, 2018/ Personal Posts/ 0 comments

When I started this blog, I started it with the goal of running a “talk-shop” blog. I was going to talk about books, writing, writers, and publishing, all as I pursued my dreams of becoming an author. I wanted to meet other writers, make connections, make life-long friends that I could Skype with over hot coffee and talk about our

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Writing Post | I’ve Been Rejected

Lissywrites/ August 22, 2016/ Writing Posts/ 0 comments

Hello friends, newcomers, etc. It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog post. Rather, it’s been a long time since I felt I had something worth blogging about. Recently, I’ve had a spurt of poetry submissions flying from my desk. As I’ve said time and time again, I never thought of myself as a poet. Yet, that particular

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Writing Post | The Big Question: “Why?”

Lissywrites/ July 3, 2017/ Writing Posts/ 0 comments

Hello! Once again, I’m back with another repost/rewrite/thing. When I wrote this original post, I made it a point to say I was writing for others. I was writing for this selfless reason that made me look like such a giving, thoughtful artist. Yeah, that definitely wasn’t the case then, and it definitely isn’t the case now. I have, and

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Book Review | Kingdom Hearts: The Novel by Tomoco Kanemaki

Lissywrites/ January 3, 2022/ Book Reviews, Light Novel/ 0 comments

Warning: This review will contain spoilers for the video game, manga, and light novel series. While the light novel may vary slightly from all other forms of media, it may have similar story elements and could be considered spoilers. Synopsis: We start our journey on Destiny Islands, home to our main character Sora along with his friends Riku and Kairi.

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Book Review | Deserter by Junji Ito

Lissywrites/ December 31, 2021/ Book Reviews, Manga/ 0 comments

Warning: There will be spoilers for the manga Deserter. Trigger Warning: Discussion of blood and gore as it appears in the manga Deserter. Synopsis: This is a collection of one-shot horror manga from early in Junji Ito’s career. Most of the stories have an element of vengeance or malice leading the story along. The titles of the stories are as

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Book Review | Demon Slayer by Koyoharu Gotōge

Lissywrites/ September 27, 2021/ Book Reviews, Manga/ 0 comments

Warning: There will be spoilers for the manga and anime series for Demon Slayer. This review is exclusively for the manga, but because the anime is based on the manga, there is a likely chance this will spoil both. Trigger Warning: Discussion of blood and gore as it appears in the manga series Demon Slayer will be discussed. Synopsis: In

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