If you've been around the writing community for a hot minute, you may have heard people compare plotters vs pantsers when they talk about writing stories. The terms themselves are pretty self-explanatory (and we'll get to them in a minute), but how do you know which one you are? And more importantly, in the battle … Continue reading Plotters vs Pantsers: Which Are You?
Looking to title your up-and-coming YA novel (especially if it's fantasy or science fiction)? Say no more! I have a foolproof formula for coming up with captivating, marketable, and *totally original* YA book titles. Behold, the definitive YA book title generator!!! Warning: snarkiness ahead. Title Your YA Novel in 3 Easy Steps So, I don't … Continue reading The Definitive YA Book Title Generator: Title Your YA Novel in 3 Easy Steps!
As a musician (recreationally, mind you,) I’m always thrilled when I come across a novel about music or that centers around musicians. After all, they are a unique breed. Ergo, they ought to make for some pretty interesting fictional characters, right? Right! But wait! (you may exclaim,) isn’t it kind of weird to read about … Continue reading The Best Novels About Music and Musicians
Happy Holidays and Merry Wassail! Since I'm in such a festive mood, I thought I'd take the liberty of creating a book tag... a Nutcracker Book Tag, to be exact! It’s not exactly a secret that I love the Nutcracker… the music, the story, the choreography, (some of) the film adaptations… to me, The Nutcracker … Continue reading The Nutcracker Book Tag!!!
Disclaimer: As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you choose to purchase using my link, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. synopsis From Tiffanie DeBartolo, author of God Shaped Hole, How to Kill a Rock Star, and Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story, comes Sorrow, a poignant story about friendship and … Continue reading Book Review: Sorrow by Tiffanie DeBartolo
Check out my spoiler-free review of My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite!
I love fall. Maybe it's a bit of a cliche, but I don't care--the cooler weather, the leaves changing, the cozy sweaters, even Halloween and the spooky vibes... it's all right in my wheelhouse! And yes, pumpkin-flavored things factor in there somewhere, though my penchant for pumpkin spice varies depending on the day. Fall is … Continue reading It’s Finally Fall Book Tag!
bring out the sparkly noise and five seconds of uninterrupted eye contact, it's time to write a romantic subplot!
I did the Reading Habits Tag because apparently I just can't resist the opportunity to talk about myself on camera! Do I even know what a bookmark is? How many books can I juggle at once? And how good am I at breaking spines? All is revealed in today's exciting episode! https://youtu.be/KdQ-HnaxQYQ But in case … Continue reading The Reading Habits Tag!
I'm going to regret this, guys. I truly am. I have taken it upon myself, for reasons not entirely clear, to read the entirety of The Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson. (Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you choose to purchase using my links, I will receive a small … Continue reading The Kingdom Keepers 2 Made Me Listen to Disneymania