Tag: writing community

  • Book Review – Searching for Sadie by Grace – 5 stars

    Book Review – Searching for Sadie by Grace – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. I loved this book as a mix of serious and light reading. Sadie’s had a rough year and needs to escape, so she heads out to Alaska not far from where her dad lives. She has to adjust […]

  • Writing Ranting – How Realistic Are Your Characters? Part 2

    Writing Ranting – How Realistic Are Your Characters? Part 2

    Warning: Spoilers of Zodiac Academy, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and The Dark Artifices ahead. Disclaimer: I don’t read a lot of LGBTQ+ books purely because I don’t come across that many recommendations from the sources I find new books from. That being said, quite a few books in my preferred genre include LGBTQ+ […]

  • Writing Ranting – How Realistic Are Your Characters? Part 1

    Writing Ranting – How Realistic Are Your Characters? Part 1

    I recently saw a few TikTok posts from the same account about portraying body size and characters of colour in books and related character art. I genuinely appreciated her pointing this out since I have mixed race characters and some who are plus sized. I’ve included a couple of her videos at the bottom. My […]

  • Writing Ranting – Helping Other Writers! Part 2

    Writing Ranting – Helping Other Writers! Part 2

    Writing may come naturally in some ways, but not necessarily in others. One writer might have the ideas for a fun story with a good structure. Another might have a knack for writing dialogue, while another is better at scene-setting or world-building. These are just a few aspects that make a good story.  Working with […]

  • Writing and Reading Ranting – Don’t Feel Bad I’ve Not Having Enough Time!

    Writing and Reading Ranting – Don’t Feel Bad I’ve Not Having Enough Time!

    Lately life has been getting to me, and I haven’t had much time or brainpower to write or read. It happens to all of us. I meant to post this yesterday but forgot.  Instead of huffing and getting frustrated about it, I’ve focussed on short posts for my writing blog which I’ve hashed out while […]

  • Writing and Reading Ranting – What’s the Point if You Don’t Follow Through?

    Writing and Reading Ranting – What’s the Point if You Don’t Follow Through?

    A writing and reading rant today since this both annoyed me as a reader but made me think about how I could avoid this as a writer.  I’m going to start off vague so as not to spoil a recently released best-selling fantasy series. I recently saw a video review of a widely-wanted scene from […]

  • Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part Two!

    Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part Two!

    In my previous post, I mentioned a forum post on a writing website where a struggling writer was overwhelmed with their writing projects and hated their job. Firstly, I get it. I’ve had crappy jobs in the past that suck all my energy so I don’t feel like writing after a long and shitty day. […]

  • Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part One!

    Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part One!

    Because I can’t imagine not writing, and if you ask yourself this too off, then something isn’t right.That doesn’t mean you should stop writing. But maybe it’s time to evaluate how writing fits into your life. In this post and the next, I’m going to be breaking down two of the most important things a […]

  • Reading and Writing Ranting Advent Calendar!

    Reading and Writing Ranting Advent Calendar!

    Oops, I forgot to post these. The past couple of months have been super busy with more hours and responsibilities at work, a new writing project that I got to 38K for NaNoWriMo, and planning a Christmas camp at work. Luckily, I have some long weekends to relax and spend time with my family over […]

  • Killing Characters!

    Killing Characters!

    Someone has to die in fantasy fiction, right? But why? Two main reasons for me are… 1 – To have an effect on another character.  It could be an inciting incident near the beginning of the book.  It also works to weaken the character just as they’re close to their goals.  Or, it could send […]