Book review – Artemis (Spoiler Free)

"A clumsy, awkward success is still a success." Title: ArtemisAuthor: Andy Weir Genre: Science FictionPages: 305 pagesPublication date: November 14, 2017 I found Artemis on Goodreads or StoryGraph, and I clicked on it because of the title alone. Artemis is my favorite Greek goddess, so I looked at the book's back cover, which also caught my … Continue reading Book review – Artemis (Spoiler Free)

waves or wolves

Standing on the edgeThe waves crash against the rocks, breakingMixing in with my insecurities Behind me, the screaming continuesPolarized, dehumanizing, soul crushingThe rage in the wolves only grows One side has poison dripping from their thoughtsWhile the other side stands like statuesA sterilized last line of defense The crashing waves bring me backAnd doubt pokes … Continue reading waves or wolves

How to write great pitches for pitch contests

Writers use Twitter contests to pitch to agents, publishing houses, and editors. While some of the bigger ones like PitMad is gone, smaller ones still happen all the time. Now, pitch contests are like getting a lottery ticket. Getting attention—when surrounded by hundreds of other pitches—is difficult to say the least. But there are proven … Continue reading How to write great pitches for pitch contests

First lines given – #11

Welcome to First Lines Given! If that sentence confuses you, here's a link to where I explain what this is. Today's first line is by Ash! She said: This line can go in so many ways! Here we go: "We forgot someone," Apollo says. "No, we didn't," I snap. He gives me one of those … Continue reading First lines given – #11

Musical hearts

Out from my heartcomes a song no one hears It wanders around my headand slips out in a word or two Everyone hums their own song,another word or two to another tune They stumble their feet to mine,while I hop in time to theirs But we never really hear each other’s fully,not enough to know … Continue reading Musical hearts

Happy 5-year anniversary!

I hit the five-year anniversary mark for my WordPress blog! The big five! I want to thank everyone who has read any of my posts, even if it was just one. Thank you for supporting and encouraging me as a writer. I feel like I've grown a lot with this blog. I hope everyone has … Continue reading Happy 5-year anniversary!

ARC Review — The Rose Vol. 2

Title: The Rose (Vol. 2)Author: P.D. AllevaGenre: Sci-fi thrillerPages: 550 pagesPublication date: December 21, 2021 Thank you, P.D. Alleva, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! The Rose Vol II picks up right where Vol I left off. Sandy is still trying to find her missing son, but … Continue reading ARC Review — The Rose Vol. 2