Best books of 2019

I'm not the best with consistency. The first time I did the best books of, I wrote about my favorite books that I read that year, despite when they came out. In 2018, I wrote about the best of the best that came out that year with Goodreads blurbs. So... This year, I decided to … Continue reading Best books of 2019

Book review – The Hate U Give (Spoiler Free)

“That's the problem. We let people say stuff, and they say it so much that it becomes okay to them and normal for us. What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?” Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Genre: YA Fiction Pages: 444 … Continue reading Book review – The Hate U Give (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Wildcard (Spoiler Free)

“Every problem has a solution. But after every solution, there's a new problem to tackle, some new challenge to take on. You don't stop after you solve one thing. You keep going, you find a new way and a new path, try to do better and create better. Tearing something down isn't the end; doing … Continue reading Book review – Wildcard (Spoiler Free)

Relating to writers

Sometimes, writers need something to relate to in our lonely worlds. Here's a list of relatable writer-ness: "My imagination is so wild and vivacious that I often find reality to be quite disappointing." — from an unknown Whisper user "The one time you actually feel like writing, you have no clue what to write." — writingproblems … Continue reading Relating to writers

Blogs without the love (2017)

With the way the world works, some of my best posts have drowned in the water before they could swim. Few people will look back on them anymore. But just because they're old, doesn't mean they're lost forever. As the year comes to an end, it's time to remember the whole journey. Here's a list … Continue reading Blogs without the love (2017)

Book review – Ice Like Fire (Spoiler Free)

“If stubbornness were all that was needed to be a good queen, I'd rule the world.” Title: Ice Like FireAuthor: Sara RaaschGenre: YA fantasyPages: 478Publication date: October 13, 2015Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers After a great book with a good complete ending called Snow Like Ashes, Sara comes back with book two: Ice Like Fire. It begins three months … Continue reading Book review – Ice Like Fire (Spoiler Free)

Deadliest phrase for creative people

“Next, let’s critique Robin’s piece.” My college professor smiled as everyone in the class pulled out my piece, except me. I felt their eyes turn to me. It didn't help that we all sat in a circle, facing each other. I had nowhere to hide. My teacher might have said the title of my story … Continue reading Deadliest phrase for creative people

Sneaking around to write

For the last few days, I've been sneaking around. Or at least I feel like it. I have everything I need: iPhone, iPad, and a Mac laptop. Trading between them, I always have something to write on even when I'm supposed to do something else. Nothing can stop me from writing. Writing isn't something I … Continue reading Sneaking around to write

Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

Every writer needs critiques. As I’ve posted here before, critiques from beta readers help writers improve their work. But that doesn’t mean that every critique a writer gets is helpful. Critiques point out what may not be working well in a story. But they’re all suggestions. No one has to follow word-for-word with what every … Continue reading Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

My major writing problem

Whenever I write a novel, I come across a major problem. I’ve created this entire world down to the smallest detail. I know where the mountains end and become the flat lands that will meet a river. I can picture where all the enemy camps are. I know the history of many different families for … Continue reading My major writing problem