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Citadels and Coppices ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 6

One of the most crucial parts of any story aside from characters and plot is world-building. Now, this differs greatly depending on what you're writing. Naturally, you're going to handle world-building in a very different fashion if you're writing historical fiction versus fantasy. I'm going to address both methods since the biggest different only depends … Continue reading Citadels and Coppices ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 6

The City of Snow & Stars Book Review + Interview with Author

Trinia’s Gift is the ability to duplicate herself perfectly in mind and body yet, every time she uses it, she feels like she loses another piece of her soul. Her abusive and power-hungry father, Caderyn, wishes to exploit her gift to create an army that obeys his command and rebuild the Airgíd Empire that fell … Continue reading The City of Snow & Stars Book Review + Interview with Author

The Fellowship ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 5

Here we are for the 5th installment in this writing tips miniseries! As usual, if you’ve missed the previous posts, you can read them here. I do apologize in the pause between updates, life happened. But anyway, one of the most crucial aspects to any story is your cast. Your plot and your setting and your … Continue reading The Fellowship ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 5

Good Enough Book Review + Interview with Author

Carly Newberg is an author I met through another writing friend back when I first heard about New Degree Press. She had her debut novel published with them, Good Enough: Believing Beautiful through Trauma, through Life, through Disorder. Because it doesn't matter how many times someone looks you in the eyes and tells you you're … Continue reading Good Enough Book Review + Interview with Author

First Leg ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 3

Long time no see! I've been crazy busy with editing my book and school and haven't had time to write the next installment, so I do apologize! But anyway. This is similar to the last post, which was talking about the importance of first lines. If you've missed the previous installment, you can read it … Continue reading First Leg ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 3

The Rivers Lead Home Book Review + Interview with Author

“You see, Maki, that’s the thing about the rivers. They’re like the blood-lines in your hands…. If you lose your way, follow the river downstream and you’ll always find your way back.”In The Rivers Lead Home, Emily Hayse explores new frontiers, digging deeper into the land and the characters first introduced in her award-winning novel … Continue reading The Rivers Lead Home Book Review + Interview with Author

To Slay a Curse Review + Interview With Author

A parasitic monster. A timid young woman. A deadly inner world.Giselle is cursed. A monster lives within her, preying upon her mind. She sees no hope for her future when thoughts disappear as they form, and every small pleasure is met with a fit of pain. Then her closest friend offers her a single, harrowing … Continue reading To Slay a Curse Review + Interview With Author