Book review – Wings of Ebony (Spoiler Free)

"Now… I don’t know what I feel. Nothing. Is that a feeling?" Title: Wings of EbonyAuthor: J. Elle Genre: YA FantasyPages: 368 pagesPublication date: January 26, 2021 I found Wings of Ebony on a book list and loved the cover and premise. I'm glad I picked it up. After Rue's mother's death, she discovers her true … Continue reading Book review – Wings of Ebony (Spoiler Free)

Concrete paths

They draw lines in concrete,breaking apart the life that was underneathBut their smooth black-and-white path paves the wayfor an easy route to fall in linePolished but hard and ruthlessit doesn’t even bend around the mountainWe are a machine, to march our laid-out trailand keep as straight as possible And while that may be good for … Continue reading Concrete paths

2 methods to send out query letters to agents

After getting your query package (query letter, synopsis, beginning pages, etc.) together, it can be impossible to know how well it will do on the agent market. It's so subjective out there. And after getting a rejection, you usually cannot query that project again to that same agent unless it goes under intense revision. That … Continue reading 2 methods to send out query letters to agents

2022 goal updates

To continue what I've done the past couple of years, I'm going to go over some 2022 goals I set in December and check in to see how much I'm on track. Grow my freelance business more This one I have done! My freelance business—Dragon Editing Services—has stayed busy. I've gotten over 25+ testimonials in … Continue reading 2022 goal updates

ARC Review — Chambers of the Heart

Title: Chambers of the Heart: speculative storiesAuthor: B. Morris AllenGenre: SFF short story collectionPages: 246 pagesPublication date: April 16, 2022 Thank you, B. Morris Allen, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Chambers of the Heart is a short story collection full of unique speculative stories that will … Continue reading ARC Review — Chambers of the Heart

Amore per sempre

As I walk up the art museum's steps, a part of me wants to call my trip wild. Traveling over 5,000 miles just for one piece of art? But after seeing pictures of it online, I knew I had to see it in person. Rain falls on me, so I keep my head down as … Continue reading Amore per sempre

Common writer mistakes #20

#20 — Small, repeating phrases Sometimes, small phrases end up repeating themselves. But if they're shortened, that will tighten up the story's prose. Here are some examples: Climbed up -> Climbed If you climb something, you're usually going up toward the top. So, can drop up and leave climbed by itself. I climbed up the … Continue reading Common writer mistakes #20