It has been a while since I posted a book review! I've had difficulty reading books on my To Be Read list because of the COVID-19 library closures, so I’ve mostly been trawling through old favorites on my bookshelf. But recently, I’ve started borrowing books from one of my good friends who has an extensive… Continue reading Book Review: The Selection Series (Books 1-3), by Kiera Cass
The Night My Brain Didn’t Write Sober
National Novel Writing Month is, in my opinion, a month for discovery. You discover your limits, your time management proficiency (or lack thereof), your endurance, and your ability to perform under pressure. Well, I don't mean to brag, but I found out I have a superpower. I can type in my sleep. I'm sure most… Continue reading The Night My Brain Didn’t Write Sober
Happy NaNo’s Eve!
One more day until NaNoWriMo, folks! Other than purchasing your newest version of Scrivener, what else are you doing to prepare for the marathon that will ensue? Are you gutting your work space to make room for new writing supplies? Have you put together the playlist for the long hours you will end up sitting… Continue reading Happy NaNo’s Eve!
The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land by Diana Wynne Jones
Here is one of my favorite cliché checkers. Diana Wynne Jones put together this magnificent and quite entertaining guide for the world of Fantasy. She has gone through, defined and commented on every aspect of Fantasy that needs to need to be considered when writing the genre. For all those who are very familiar with… Continue reading The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land by Diana Wynne Jones
I'd like to dedicate this post to my characters Adam Johnson and Mike Michaelson, two important people in my life that I have neglected for the past three months. I feel like a horrible person. Getting back into my writing groove following my Study Abroad in France and the commencement of Fall Semester has been… Continue reading Character Withdrawls
Disconnect Excerpt 2
Just to give a little context to this excerpt, Adam and Mike are attending an end-of-finals party in Virtual Reality (or Virtual Conferencing, as I refer to it) for an exclusive club called the Elitists. This picks up right after they arrive at HotSpot, a popular social networking "site" on the Mainframe. --ACE Mike plopped… Continue reading Disconnect Excerpt 2
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway
Here is a book that is absolutely essential to any writer's library: Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway. I don't think I have ever enjoyed reading a textbook more in my life! This amazing book is a wonderful guide on how to deal with elements of craft such as characterization (and all types of characterization therein),… Continue reading Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway