Book Reviews

Review Of Graphic Novel ‘MARCH’

Title:  MARCH Author: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin Genre: Non-fiction graphic novel Length: 128 pages My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Overview: MARCH is a vivid first hand account of John Lewis's struggle for human and civil rights. Although told from Lewis's point of view, it illustrates the highs and lows of the civil rights movement and resonates with an undying spirit of… Continue reading Review Of Graphic Novel ‘MARCH’

Author Interviews

A ‘Wicked’ Q&A With Author Lana Popovic

Lana Popovic's debut novel, Wicked Like A Wildfire, is set to release August 15th, 2017. It's published through Harper Collins/Tegen books. Before becoming an author, Lana attended Yale University for psychology and literature. She studied law at Boston University. She is a graduate of  Emerson college Publishing and Writing program and is a literary agent… Continue reading A ‘Wicked’ Q&A With Author Lana Popovic

Articles & Resources, For Writers

Wordy Wednesdays: Sense Of Smell

Thanks to my love affair with Sleeping At Last's latest releases, I'm inspired. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26wzqBY6GTE This week, I want to explore the senses: smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing. I won't overwhelm you with them all this week but I can promise interesting ways to say "smells nice" and "that's stinky". Aromatic (adj.) - pleasant and… Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays: Sense Of Smell

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Carousel Island

Climbed into cupped hands, cradled in Arguments of gunpowder and spark. Made Room for the shadows of doubt in heart. Outlast the day. Find a way for Us to fix our sinking ship, water-wrecked. Say it isn't over. Say we're better than this Every time we fail to see a flicker of Light in our… Continue reading Carousel Island

Articles & Resources, For Writers

Does It Matter If You Are A Pantser Or Plotter?

What is your approach to writing? Do you sit down and let the ideas pour out of you naturally, free from strict direction, or do you plan every detail of your novel before putting pen to paper? If you prefer to fly by the seat of your pants, that makes you a Pantser, a type… Continue reading Does It Matter If You Are A Pantser Or Plotter?

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I Am 28 Today

Dear Readers, There are plenty of people in my life who warn that turning 28 is the beginning of the end. 30 is stalking me like a future ex-boyfriend around the corner. A homeless man waves a sign that reads, "The End Is Neigh."  A clock ticks. Lines are drawn in the dirt and gosh,… Continue reading I Am 28 Today

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Wordy Wednesdays: Colors

This week I'm going to define colors and not just the boring ones! Why is this important? Why can't one simple shade of blue be enough? Well, when it comes to descriptive writing, color influences tone. Color can represent emotion. Color can also have an effect on the reader. For example, describing a sunset as… Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays: Colors

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Elsewhere, We Became #4: Story Excerpt

Excerpt: The Devils of Logan Lake No one with their wits about them wants to be a Newman. When Matthew Newman scrawled his family name into the ledger, we felt a shiver ripple through Logan Lake. The fir coats of the deciduous forest shook with warning and the soil dried and cracked, the harvest that… Continue reading Elsewhere, We Became #4: Story Excerpt

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Life: What I’m Reading, What I’m Up To

Dear Lovely Readers, This month has been madness. Not necessarily madness in a purely negative way. There's been a load of good, too. Finally, my husband and I are 100% settled into our new apartment. I took some photos with my new camera, the Cannon T6i, and I'm loving this space. Well, as much as… Continue reading Life: What I’m Reading, What I’m Up To