Review: Hush, Hush

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars This story definitely has a Twilight-esque feel to it in that we have an immortal being, in this case a fallen angel, who inexplicably falls head over heels in love with a perfectly average teenage girl to such an extent that he is willing... Continue Reading →

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Review: How to Write Dazzling Dialogue

How to Write Dazzling Dialogue: The Fastest Way to Improve Any Manuscript by James Scott Bell My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars This is a short book, with a lot of good points in it. I especially like the section on creating character agendas in opposition to create tension in dialogue. I think the main... Continue Reading →

Review: Once Broken Faith

   Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire My rating: 5 of 5 stars Once again, Seanan McGuire has delivered a wonderfully twisted plot and grand adventure, pitting heroine October "Toby" Daye against her environment, her superiors, and even her companions. This series remains one of my favorites not only for the consistently good writing and genuinely... Continue Reading →

Review: Creating Character Arcs

Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development by K.M. Weiland My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was one of the easiest to read books on writing craft I've ever picked up. Weiland did a great job of imparting priceless information without getting preachy or overly expository.... Continue Reading →

Game Review: Snipperclips

Snipperclips on Nintendo Switch: 3.5 of 5 stars. This was a cute little game we picked up for the Switch. The puzzles are fun, though sometimes repetitive. The concept of being able to snip your partner into different shapes to solve puzzles was innovative, and I like that a player could use their imagination to... Continue Reading →

Review: Law of the Broken Earth

Law of the Broken Earth by Rachel Neumeier My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love Neumeier's writing. Her details are always deep and descriptive, giving a visceral impression of the world. Her characters are unique and believable, each with their own set of issues that contribute to the main story. I also like that... Continue Reading →

Ringing in a New Year

Top reads of 2017: Transference by Kate Jonuska Written in Red by Anne Bishop (actually the whole series so far) Legend by Marie Lu Creating Character Arcs by K.M. Weiland Law of the Broken Earth by Rachel Neumeier Most anticipated reads currently on my shelf for 2018: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs Vision in Silver... Continue Reading →

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