Writing, Writing life

You Don’t Have to Do Social Media

To my fellow writers on social media, You don’t have to do it all.Social media can be overwhelming. There’s so much you can do, and there’s always the pressure to do more. Plus, social media can be a time-sucking black hole.But you don’t have to do everything on social media. You don’t have to post… Continue reading You Don’t Have to Do Social Media

Book Reviews

Book Review: Yours, Constance

by Emily Hayse publisher's synopsis "The folk of Faerie are not all kind...." In the days of yore, it is said, Faerie-beasts walked in the world of men, waiting to carry away the innocent and unprotected. And no one is more innocent than Ella Whittington, sixteen years old and suddenly possessed of a dazzling fortune.… Continue reading Book Review: Yours, Constance

Writing, Writing life

Comparison

Writer, stop comparing yourself.I think there are few things that kill creativity as quickly as comparison does. Yet we writers compare ourselves all the time. Word counts, publications, followers—we compare it all.We need to stop. Comparison can grow imposter syndrome, cause discouragement, and possibly create tension between writers. It can lead us to jealousy, which… Continue reading Comparison

Book Reviews, Writing

Writing Resource: Fight Write

by Carla Hoch Whether a side-street skirmish or an all-out war, fight scenes bring action to the pages of every kind of fiction. But a poorly done or unbelievable fight scene can ruin a great book in an instant. In Fight Write you'll learn practical tips, terminology, and the science behind crafting realistic fight scenes for your… Continue reading Writing Resource: Fight Write

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Book Review: Fenris and Mott

by Greg Van Eekhout publisher's synopsis When Mott finds a puppy abandoned in a recycling bin, she's ready to do everything she can to protect him. What she doesn't realize, however, is that this is the legendary wolf Fenris, who's prophesied to bring about the end of the world by eating the moon. Now Mott… Continue reading Book Review: Fenris and Mott

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Book Review: Enhanced

by Candace Kade publisher's synopsis Lee Urban is living a lie. In a society where everyone's DNA determines their destiny, being a Natural means automatic relegation to the gritty and dangerous Outskirts. With the harnessed power of gene-editing, the ability to create a super-human race has transformed the world and offered the opportunity of a genetically… Continue reading Book Review: Enhanced

Book Reviews

Book Review: Healer’s Bane

by Hope Ann publisher's synopsis Kynet never planned to be at the forefront of the rebellion. That was her brother’s hobby: rallying the people. Plotting against the leaders. Running into dangers she’d have to negotiate him out of.That was before the Poisoner tried to kill her.Left with strange powers in the aftermath of his attack,… Continue reading Book Review: Healer’s Bane

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Book Review: Daisy and the Missing Mona Lisa

by J. T. Allen publisher's synopsis Miss Daisy Tannenbaum, almost thirteen, and homeschooling in Paris with her Aunt Millicent, takes a break from the City of Light and her dreaded math homework, and heads to a rambling chateau in the Loire Valley to help her Aunt Mill’s friend, former-spy Felix, catalog his art collection. But… Continue reading Book Review: Daisy and the Missing Mona Lisa

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Book Review: The Herbwitch’s Apprentice

by Ireen Chau publisher's synopsis In the kingdom of Olderea, dabbling in witchcraft is a sure way to the guillotine. When sixteen-year-old debutante Amarante Flora finds out she’s half witch, all she wants is to get rid of her magic. After all, zapping Prince Ash in the midst of high society’s Season certainly won’t help… Continue reading Book Review: The Herbwitch’s Apprentice