"On the house." His fangs gleam in the low light. "A welcoming gift from the Turquoise Tavern. After all, we are not all monsters." Title: She Steals Justice Author: J. Clark Genre: Fantasy Pages: 320 pages Publication date: February 28, 2022 Being one of its Kickstarter backers, I’ve known about She Steals Justice for a … Continue reading Book review – She Steals Justice (Spoiler Free)
Title: Amulet of Wishes Author: Rita A. Rubin Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 344 pages Publication date: April 28, 2021 Thank you, Rita A. Rubin, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Amulet of Wishes follows Derek, a boy with a haunting past and a promising future as he … Continue reading ARC Review — Amulet of Wishes
We've all heard the saying show, don't tell. Even as I edit, I find instances where I need to point that out. However, telling does have a purpose. It's about how it's used. And perhaps understanding it more will help writers know when and when not to use it. There are two main concepts where … Continue reading When to tell instead of show
#7 — Not Developing Characters I'm sure we’ve all come across a character in a book who we didn’t feel anything toward much. We weren’t worried about the character’s well-being. Which doesn't help us want to continue reading. It can take many drafts to get into a character’s head and develop them on the page. … Continue reading Common writing mistakes #7
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?
During author interviews, many people ask about the final product. They ask about where the book idea came from or how the writer became a writer. But I'd rather know more about how the writer failed. Did any characters disappear in later drafts? Did any scenes get cut? If so, which? Why? Were any scenes added? … Continue reading Why do I want to know about their failures?