If 2020 hasn’t been wild enough, have you ever thought about what it will be like for authors who are writing stories SET in 2020 (in full or part) in the future?
How do you separate a good writer from a great writer? Is it their writing style? Their voice? The seamless nature of their storytelling? These are all… Read more “Game Over: Killing off Your Characters”
You may have read that the amazing author and word artist Carlos Ruiz Zafon passed away last week. Zafon’s writing has touched millions and he has been… Read more “A Tribute to Carlos Ruiz Zafon”
Hi world! Things are pretty crazy right now, aren’t they? Wherever you are, I hope you are healthy, safe and happy. A lot of us have tons… Read more “Social Distancing Reading Recommendations”
As we all know, writers like to use their craft to make social commentary. What safer way is there to remark on a social, religious or political issue than to drag fictional people through the coals of said issue? It’s like holding up a mirror, but not quite as direct.
I don’t do book reviews often as I am much more inclined to share a list of what I’m reading and why I’m intrigued by those titles.… Read more “Reading Recommendation: The Ten Thousand Doors of January”
As an avid reader and someone who is not particularly constrained by genre/time period or author, I love to keep track of trends that I notice in… Read more “Literary Trend Spotting: Books about Books”
The past month has been a whirlwind, both incredibly busy and exciting! NightWind has been available to readers for about a month and I am now officially… Read more “Book Launch and Promo Recap”
When you read or discuss a book in a classroom setting or even with a friend or family member, inevitably you will find yourself talking about the… Read more “Symbolism and Themes in Writing”
Right now, NightWind is with my first beta reader. As I sit and wait for feedback, I find myself in the middle of a period of reading,… Read more “Toeing that History/Fiction Line”