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Memories (haiku)

Memories over-lap, rewriting the past withlucid reminders Copyright © Robin LeeAnn I feel you by my side when it rains / Brings back my precious memoriesWhat do you wish / What do you wish / What do you wishPlease let me hear—Man with a Mission, "Rain"

ARC Review — Euphoric Wonderland

Title: Euphoric Wonderland: An Eclectic Collection of Psychedelic Poetry to Stimulate the Senses and Open the MindAuthor: Ryan M. Becker Genre: PoetryPages: 96 pagesPublication date: May 10, 2021 Thank you, Ryan M. Becker, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Euphoric Wonderland are poems that breach all areas of … Continue reading ARC Review — Euphoric Wonderland

The Last Book I… Book Tag

It's been a while since I've done a book tag, so I decided to do another! I saw this one on a blog called I Have 12% of a Plan, which is a brilliant blog name if you ask me. From one of my favorite Marvel movies. (Like in my top five.) Hope you enjoy! … Continue reading The Last Book I… Book Tag

ARC Review — Cruel Summer

Title: Cruel SummerAuthor: Bernard JanGenre: Science fictionPages: 513 pagesPublication date: February 28, 2021 Thank you, Bernard Jan, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Cruel Summer follows Michael, Alien, Rebecca, and many more. (You might remember Michael from my Postcards from Beyond review.) The story begins not long after … Continue reading ARC Review — Cruel Summer

Another year older!

Hello everyone! Yesterday was my birthday, and I decided to do another casual update like last year since I've been so busy. I started off strong this year, but at one of the conferences I went to, I got behind schedule. With volunteer work on top of that and projects overlapping, it had definitely taken … Continue reading Another year older!

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