Top Ten Novel Recommendations for Eclipse Watchers

Ten novels to help people get in the mood for the August 21st Eclipse. Continue reading

June and July Wrap-up

June and July were productive months. I read eight books and wrote over 40,000 words. Continue reading

4TheWords Review

4thewords is a site that aims to make writing into a video game. It accomplishes this through users battling monsters and completing quests through writing words. 

The game provides a variety of monsters to be defeated by writing a certain number of words in a given time period. Both these and the quests can be ignored by clicking on the “write” menu tab instead of the “play” menu tab if a user chooses to focus on writing instead of the game. 
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Monsters of Verity Duology Review

In Verity, people’s crimes manifest as monsters. 

August is one of these monsters. He doesn’t want to be but didn’t have a choice in the matter. Besides, Verity doesn’t need another human. It needs a monster. It needs him. 

Kate is the daughter of the man who controls these monsters. All she wants is his approval, but approval is hard to get from a man who deals with monsters. 

Together, they make up two halves of a divided city. A city where both halves hang on the edge between order and chaos.  Continue reading

Beautiful People July 2017

Beautiful People is a monthly writing meme hosted by Cait @Paper Fury and Sky @Further up and Further in in which writers answer questions about their characters. Except this month, in which we’re answering questions about our writing process instead. Continue reading

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, 4 Stars

This is the sort of science fiction novel I love. For whatever reason, I can’t get enough of plot lines where a non-human protagonist has to blend into human society, and along the way learn they have much more in common with humans than they thought. 

I adore Abel for this reason, and his personality in general. I love it when authors manage to make readers sympathize with characters that might otherwise come across as things rather than people. Continue reading

Ten Series I Want to Start

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is “Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t.” 

This theme proved easy because there are so many series I want to read, but haven’t started.  Continue reading

Novels With Real, Live Father Figures (i.e. Not dead ones)

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a Father’s Day related freebie.

At first, I wanted to do my ten favorite Dad’s in fiction, but this proved difficult. Instead I’m focusing on books with Dads who have not not: a.) died or B.) abandoned/abused their children. It turns out they are rare indeed. 

The first nine are my selection, and the tenth is a selection made by my father when I asked which book had is favorite father figure is from. Continue reading

Camp NaNoWriMo: How to find an active cabin

I’ve participated in Camp NaNoWriMo seven times now. In the past, I’ve had both cabins that were active and others that were inactive. I’ve found cabin activity critical to staying motivated.

The NaNoWriMo forms have some good tips for finding cabin mates, but today I’m sharing some things I personally have found result in an active cabin. Continue reading