A writer’s journey (part two) – writer’s platform

I can't remember what day it was anymore, probably around February four years ago, when Lily sat down in front of me in the band room. She had her handheld laptop in her hand. “So, I've been looking up how to be a successful writer,” she said in a soft voice. Of course, I knew … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part two) – writer’s platform

Book review – Ice Like Fire (Spoiler Free)

“If stubbornness were all that was needed to be a good queen, I'd rule the world.” ― Sara Raasch, Ice Like Fire Title: Ice Like Fire Author: Sara Raasch Genre: YA fantasy Pages: 478 Publication date: October 13th, 2015 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers After a great book that had a good complete ending with Snow Like Ashes, Sara … Continue reading Book review – Ice Like Fire (Spoiler Free)

Discouraging writers

So, I’ve noticed something discouraging among famous authors: becoming lazy. I've seen many authors - even the top authors in America – lax their writings after hitting fame. For example, one of my favorite authors seems to use passive voice more and more when she writes. I’m sure I would’ve noticed it before when I … Continue reading Discouraging writers

Using foreign languages in stories

Not everyone in the world speaks one language, so sometimes your characters shouldn’t either. More books that I read these days mix languages into their stories. They don’t have descriptions of scenery in another language or so, because I might end up throwing the book across the room as I try to decipher letters mixed … Continue reading Using foreign languages in stories

A writer’s journey (part one) – research

I can’t remember the pivotal moment in my writing career anymore, but something changed in me between high school and college. In high school, I was writing because I had so many stories inside of me. Words flew out of me all the time and I cared less about who read them. Not many people … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part one) – research

Superchick inspires writers

As writers, inspiration is our fuel. We need inspiration as much as we need water. Growing up, I listened to a band called Superchick. This band is the most inspiring band I’ve ever known. If you've never heard of them until today, check them out. I’ve composed a list of their most inspiring songs. The … Continue reading Superchick inspires writers

Mystery Blogger Award!

Before I write anything else, I want to thank JadeLM for being an incredible blogger and for nominating me for this award. (This award is one of my best birthday gifts yet.) Jade writes everything from book reviews to writing advice to short stories and more. Everything on her blog is great. You can check it … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award!