Tag: #novels

  • Book Review – Caraval by Stephanie Garber – 5 stars

    Book Review – Caraval by Stephanie Garber – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. Wow. This book swept me far, far away just like Legend’s game. It has a circus feel to it with quirky characters and strange goings-on that remind me a little of Sorcery of Thorns and The Discworld series.  […]

  • Death Is Only the Beginning!

    It’s an old Egyptian saying, which makes sense if you believe in an afterlife. Life is fleeting, but an afterlife is infinite. Okay, ideology aside, I’m referring to fantasy or Sci-Fi stories where death is either an evolved state or temporary. It happens with people dying and getting turned into cyborgs, fighting their way back […]

  • New Logo!

    I know I’m a long way off publishing and branding. But it doesn’t hurt to ponder these things as I work up to the whole marketing stuff. I keep dipping into my lapsed graphic design skills and thinking about the general look I want to go for. I’m still deciding, but I have a possible […]

  • Writing on a Budget!

    Before I start, let me be clear that I’m talking about WIPs on their way to being published, not for polishing that final manuscript. Jenna Moreci has a video on Easy Budgeting for Writers for when you reach that stage. Here’s an older video on How Much Does It Cost to Publish a Book? I’ve […]

  • Revisions and Edits Suck!

    Well… they do and they don’t.  But they are necessary for any writer, so suck it up and deal with it. A few days ago, my revisions felt marvelous with a minor plot addition that really built on my driving plot points. Honestly, it was genius.  Now, I’m knee deep in edits and consistency revisions, and […]

  • You’ve Completed Your First Draft, Now What?

    You’ve Completed Your First Draft, Now What?

    No matter how many times I do it, completing that first draft brings a sense of euphoria I can’t quite describe. It’s like winning the first race on sports day. Sure you have more to go, but at the end of the day, you have that one winning medal. I’ve drafted my pentalogy, and book […]

  • Cleansing your Creative Palette!

    I have multiple project disorder where I keep having too many ideas and projects on the go. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and I struggle to focus on one project at a time. I’ll be working on one project, then suddenly get zapped with ideas for another, and I can’t concentrate with all these clashing ideas.  It’s […]

  • Timey Wimey!

    I came across this article about a parallel universe where time goes backwards. There have been articles disproving this, but as a fantasist, it inspired me.  Backwards in time… WTF? But isn’t that cool? Imagine trying to write a story set in this world. Everyone is basically Benjamin Button. Everyone is what? A son before […]