Hello hello, everyone!! I hope you're all having a delightfully exquisite day! As some of you may know from my last newsletter (follow my email list to receive that if you are not yet following!!) I wrote a short fantasy adventure novelette in early August just for fun and to stretch my writing muscles. Well … Continue reading Snippets from Novelette: The Hunter’s Son
Chapter titles! When I was a kid, I loved reading chapter titles. I also loved putting them in my own stories--but my chapter titles were garbage! 😛 Some people love chapter titles, others hate them! So today I thought it would be a fun idea for a blog post to weigh the pros and cons … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Titling Your Chapters
Hello hello, reader! I hope you are having a fantastic day, but I also hope reading this blog post makes it better! Today, on popular request, I'll be sharing a few snippets from my sci-fi novel I completed not long ago, Under the Blue Sun. Now, a quick disclaimer before we jump into it, this … Continue reading Snippets from My Sci-Fi Novel!! (Under the Blue Sun)
Summer is cominnnng!! *confetti explosion* Summer!! *coughs* anyway...anyone else excited? One thing I want to do a lot of this summer is...reading! You probably guessed that by the title! I love sitting back in a chair on our back porch with a glass of lemonade by my side and read in the light of the … Continue reading My 2021 Summer TBR List!
Hello, fellow humans! It's been a long time since I've done a tag! I was thinking of stopping tags, but I think they're fun, so I'll keep doing them. 😀 I was so kindly tagged for the Reread Blog Tag by Lili! Thank you, Lili! The Rules: 1: Link back to the creator (Brianna @ Brianna’s … Continue reading Reread Blog Tag!
The Ruins of Gorlan Ranger's Apprentice: Book 1 Author: John Flanagan Pages: 288 Genre: Fantasy My Rating: 5 stars Synopsis: They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always … Continue reading Book Review: Ranger’s Apprentice The Ruins of Gorlan
One of the most popular pieces of advice a lot of people say is "Read widely!" or, "Read good books and bad books, so you can learn the difference between them." Now, I'm not disagreeing with those pieces of advice at all. I think that reading lots of books in lots of different genres is … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Read Books in Your Genre
So you're writing a novel. Or maybe you're simply planning your novel. But you can't figure out the right name for it. There could be so many titles! Should you use a short title or a long one? Should it incorporate the made up names you've created or would that be too confusing? How do … Continue reading How to Title Your Novel
Hey, everyone! Today I wanted to talk about the differences between Tropes and Cliches. I feel like some people don't take the time to figure out exactly what these are, and assume that they're the same thing. That is definitely not true. So let's jump right in! What is a Trope? A trope is a … Continue reading Tropes and Cliches: Which to Use in Writing?
Hello, hello, everyone! Happy fourth of July!!! Today I have a tag that was created by one of my good Ydubber friends, Ryan Elizabeth! She has an epic blog, you should definitely check it out! Thanks for tagging me, Ryan! All right, let's do this tag!! THE RULES: Make sure you thank the blogger who … Continue reading Bookish Blog Tag