There are many literary agencies out there for writers, but there are also many harmful literary agencies out there for writers. I've noticed a few recently, so I thought to go over the top five red flags for an agency. They charge fees Submitting to a literary agency should cost you nothing. Even after you … Continue reading Top 5 red flags for literary agencies
Book review – Steelstriker (Spoiler Free)
"That’s the thing about evil. You don’t need to be it to do it. It doesn’t have to consume all of you. It can be small. All you have to do is let it exist." Title: Steelstriker Author: Marie Lu Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 384 pages Publication date: September 28, 2021 Since I enjoyed Skyhunter, I, … Continue reading Book review – Steelstriker (Spoiler Free)
Wait and wait (haiku)
On the sidelines, waitand wait for the green light,but it never turns. Copyright © Robin LeeAnn
Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)
"I'm an accident. I'm a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion." Title: Red QueenAuthor: Victoria AveyardGenre: YA FantasyPages: 383 pagesPublication date: February 10, 2015 I kept seeing this book everywhere years ago, but I never got around to reading it. I've had it sitting on my to-read shelf for about a year … Continue reading Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)
Book review – Skyhunter (Spoiler Free)
"It is always the gentle ones I fear for the most, those willing to bare their hearts, who grieve for others and feel happy for others' happiness." Title: SkyhunterAuthor: Marie LuGenre: YA Science FictionPages: 371 pagesPublication date: September 29, 2020 I love Marie Lu's books, so of course I picked up Skyhunter. Skyhunter follows Talin, … Continue reading Book review – Skyhunter (Spoiler Free)
It’s the color of my heart when it explodes. And not in the kind way. It explodes after years of your goals and ambitions leeching onto the back of my mind. I never expected to drown so young with chains around my voice. It’s the same color of the hearts people draw next to their … Continue reading The color
Once the blue moon risesYou can find me whispering to the starsAsking why I am left to the wolves They’ll speak of the highest mountainsI’ll ask about the dirt belowAnd they’ll point me toward the sea Once the red moon risesYou can find me yelling at the soilAsking if the wolves had to devour me … Continue reading The moon
Book review – Boy Oh Boy (Spoiler Free)
"You decide to order a new boyfriend. You don't exactly need a new boyfriend, not yet. Your old one is just fine. Sure, he's running a little hot these days, his fan whirs a little loudly, his memory a little slower than you would find on new models. But in all the particulars, he's serviceable." … Continue reading Book review – Boy Oh Boy (Spoiler Free)
Does editing make me a better writer?
People suggest writers to read more, but some also suggest editing. Does editing make writers better though? Besides helping with grammar mistakes though, how does editing improve a writer's skill? In a way, it helps me understand the publishing business more. When I was mainly a writer, I knew how the publishing industry worked, but … Continue reading Does editing make me a better writer?
The dragon flapped its heavy wings on top of the tower. Everything—leaves, bushes, flowers—bent down to its power. It let out a hurtling cry, alerting everyone in the country of its presence. I crouched behind a tree, making sure my earmuffs stayed on tight. I didn’t want to lose my hearing just because I had … Continue reading Run dragon