I’ve been slacking off in the blogging realm lately. I have tons of things I want to say, but I just haven’t had the time to write it. I plan to post a book review early next week for an ARC I’m reading, so this post will be devoted to an update on what I’m… Read More My Untitled Rewrite
The Fire Queen releases September 26, 2017. It is the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, by Emily R. King. It follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers. Religion plays an important part in the stories, since the powers are godly gifts, passed… Read More Book Review: The Fire Queen
The writing style is beautiful and flawless. The world comes alive with Holmberg’s graceful imagery. The characters are complex and dynamic.… Read More Book Review: The Fifth Doll
The Princess Bride is a book! No, they didn’t make it into a book because the movie was popular. It became a movie because the book was so great! Published in 1973, The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; The ‘good parts’ version, Abridged by William Goldman, is actually… Read More Book Review: The Princess Bride
I’ve been binge reading this January. I’ve read nine books so far: seven fantasy, one historical romance, and one romantic suspense (which I originally thought was mystery/suspense). You can check me out on Goodreads and be my friend if you want to know the titles of the books I read. I only plan to mention one of them by name in… Read More What Reading can Teach you about Writing
For a while now, a blur of thoughts have constantly been at the back of my mind. Is what I’m writing creative, original, unique? Is it special? What makes it worthy of being read and liked by others? Is it just another story that anyone could have invented and told? Since I’ve been reading modern… Read More Creativity and Originality
Happy December! November was a whirlwind for me, here and gone in no time at all. I wrote a novel (won NaNoWriMo), read two published books, read one ARC book, and beta read a 146k word mammoth of manuscript! Oh, and I had Thanksgiving three times. Food, food, food! It’s been a fun month! Apparently,… Read More November 2016
I was asked what genre of fiction I write recently. The easy answer: mostly fantasy. The actual answer: much more complicated. I wasn’t even aware of the fact that I would be expected to write in only one genre of fiction as an author. I have story ideas for dystopian fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, and a… Read More What Genre of Fiction Do I Write?