Tag: writing

  • All Alone!

    All Alone!

    Characters might spend time alone, either before or after significant events. Preparing and processing is important for character motivation and consequential actions. It can also keep throughs out of busy scenes where it might distract from the moment. Here are a few things I like when reading or writing characters on their own.  Keep it […]

  • Book Review. A Touch of Ruin by Scarlett St. Clair. 2 Stars.

    Book Review. A Touch of Ruin by Scarlett St. Clair. 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. What I liked… Persephone’s inner conflict and how it manifested in her magic. I like how she struggles to control it when she’s angry or upset. I like how […]

  • Random Update!

    Random Update!

    Don’t forget to check out my Reading Ranting for thoughts on reading and book reviews. Feel free to ask about my Writing Ranting Discord group @lovefantasy#0367. Follow me on Instagram and TikTok. Writing is going really well. I rewrote the intro the Out of Ashes, which is now with a couple of writing friends for […]

  • Talk‌ ‌Dirty‌ ‌to‌ ‌Me‌ ‌😉!‌ ‌

    Talk‌ ‌Dirty‌ ‌to‌ ‌Me‌ ‌😉!‌ ‌

    Disclosure: May contain book spoilers but only in relation to… relations 🤣 Also, this is about sex in literature in case it was unclear. This is also about sex in fantasy novels that play heavily on romance as opposed to romance and erotica. Also, just in case it needs to be disclosed, I do not […]

  • Book Review. A Court of Silver Flames. 5 Stars

    Book Review. A Court of Silver Flames. 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. What I liked… So much, so these are just the top ones… Nesta’s PTSD. The fire, the darkness, the fear, the flashbacks, the alcoholism. All incredibly well done on […]

  • Writing a Series!

    Writing a Series!

    Writing a series can boggle a writer’s mind before you get things figured out. If you plan to write multiple standalones with overlapping characters and world-building, then you have more freedom with plots. But if you plan for your series to be one massive story with shorter installments in each book, then you need to […]

  • Book Review. Eversong by Donna Grant. 3.5 Stars

    Book Review. Eversong by Donna Grant. 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. What I liked… Multiple POVs. I love 2 to 4 or even 5 POVs in my reading as well as my writing. I enjoyed the various perspectives  and where […]

  • Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover!

    Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover!

    Writers go on about the first page or chapter of a book being a deal-breaker, and it is as far as the words go, but sometimes, the cover is what catches a reader’s attention before they even check the blurb or read a sample.  A dull or low-grade cover will put me right off. I […]

  • Book Review. Once and Future Witches. 5 Stars.

    Book Review. Once and Future Witches. 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. So many things to love about this book that I’ve probably missed things. What I liked… The writing style was an entertaining combination of eclectic and straightforward. I can’t […]

  • Work/Life/Writing Balance!

    Work/Life/Writing Balance!

    It’s ironic that my last post was about how writing is the same as running a small business, and then I go and do almost nothing writing related this month. Normally, I’d feel bad about that, and the lack of creative outlet would drag my mood down. But it’s done nothing of the sort. I’ve […]