Month: June 2021

  • Unravelling Writing Advice – Every Scene Must Move the Story Forward

    Unravelling Writing Advice – Every Scene Must Move the Story Forward

    I completely agree with this. But there’s often some misunderstandings as to what elements are capable of moving a story forward. Most people think of plot movement, which is like the skeleton of a story. It’s the structure that holds everything together, otherwise your story is just a mass of flesh and gooey gross body […]

  • Vegetable Spanish Tortilla for a Hungry Writer!

    Vegetable Spanish Tortilla for a Hungry Writer!

    This is an adaptation of a great Spanish dish that’s healthy in it’s original form or super healthy this recipe. The Spanish tortilla has a different version depending on what part of Spain you’re in. In Galicia, it’s just eggs, potatoes, and maybe onions. Here’s a low carb version or a full meal version if […]

  • Book Review. Gods and Monsters by Shelby Mahurin. 4 stars.

    Book Review. Gods and Monsters by Shelby Mahurin. 4 stars.

    Warning: Contains minor spoilers. Another amazing book from Shelby Mahurin and another amazing series that left me sad that it was over. I can’t live like this… great stories just ending, 😭😭😭 Let’s start with what I liked… Nicolina’s POV was a nice treat. We get another perspective on everything plus her own past and […]

  • Book Review. The Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, and Crown of Guilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 2 stars.

    Book Review. The Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, and Crown of Guilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 2 stars.

    Warning: Some reviews contain minor spoilers, but I keep the best parts vague. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more reviews and thoughts on reading. Disclosure: I didn’t finish book 3 because I just gave up. Also, this is a pretty negative review. I liked book 1 for the most part, but the series […]

  • Book Review. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. 4 stars.

    Book Review. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. 4 stars.

    Warning: Some reviews contain minor spoilers, but I keep the best parts vague. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more reviews and thoughts on reading. I’ve been finding it hard to get into books lately, so I’ve been trying all kinds, including YA. I don’t mind YA when the characters are mature enough that […]

  • Having an Online Presence Isn’t so Scary!

    Having an Online Presence Isn’t so Scary!

    Treat for my writing buddy T-Rex who is always supporting me in my writing, so here’s some hopefully helpful thoughts on getting online. Blogging and staying active on social media to promote your brand is time-consuming and overwhelming when you have a million and one other things to do, but if you want to make […]

  • Book Review. Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin. 4 stars.

    Book Review. Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin. 4 stars.

    Warning: Content may contain minor spoilers. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more reviews and thoughts on reading. I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t quite as captivating as the first in the series, but I would happily read the next book. What I liked… Louis and Reid started off pretty strong in this […]

  • Book Review. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin. 5 stars.

    Book Review. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin. 5 stars.

    Warning: Some reviews contain minor spoilers, but I keep the best parts vague. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more reviews and thoughts on reading. Serpent & Dove is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I liked it from the opening page. What I liked…. The brunette MC with […]

  • Unravelling Writing Advice – He Said, She Said.

    Unravelling Writing Advice – He Said, She Said.

    Another installment from Unravelling Writing Advice series. I find there’s a huge divide when it comes to using said/asked as a dialogue tag and when to use a synonym. I’ve read books that are extreme one way or the other and feel strongly that limiting to said is boring while overusing synonyms gets too much. […]

  • Book Review. From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 3.5 stars

    Book Review. From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 3.5 stars

    Warning: Some reviews contain minor spoilers, but I keep the best parts vague. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more reviews and thoughts on reading. I’ve read a few of Jennifer’s books before. I liked the Titan and Wicked series, though I’ve yet to read Brave. From Blood and Ash is very different to […]