Guest Post: In Which there are Dark Desires

Today we're celebrating with a fellow Insecure Writer's Support Group member Ronel the Mythmaker, on the release of her newest eBook, Dark Desires. In fact, the idea for the book started with a prompt from the IWSG, so it's definitely something for all of us in the group to be excited about! In Ronel's own words: [...]

Friday Favorites Wants to Rip Your Heart Out

The favorites for June 21: Character Deaths Kibby, what are you trying to do to us!? Alright. Okay. If we're going to do this, let's get in the properly devastated mindset first: Now that I'm ready (WHY GOT WRITERS, WHYYYY) I'll go ahead and list for you the literary deaths which were the most shattering, traumatic, [...]

Author Toolbox: Tell Me How to Show

This post is part of the author toolbox blog hop, created and hosted by Raimey Gallant. Click on the link to join in with over thirty other authors and receive their pearls of wisdom on a monthly basis. Do you know how to tell, at a glance, that you're dealing with a new, inexperienced author? [...]

Friday Favorites is on Fire, Everything’s on Fire

Let me surprise absolutely no one by informing you all I was a HUGE NERD in high school.  I grew up in a very small town and went to a very small school. My graduating class (2005! I'M SO OLD) had 22 people, most of whom I had known since preschool. It was like being [...]

Friday Favorites Urban Fantasy Feels

Friday favorites is a bookworm celebration created and hosted by somethingofthebook.com. On Fridays, we make lists about books! Come join. June 7 Favorites: Urban Fantasy books Before joining #bookstagram and getting flooded with fabulous recommendations from fellow readers, I actually thought I didn't like urban fantasy. AHAHAHAHA poor smol me. Actually, what I didn't like was missing out on [...]

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Plays Favorites

To bask in the care and support of your fellow authors (seriously, big digital hugs all around) you just head to The Insecure Writer's Support Group and sign your blog up on their nifty form. Our co-hosts this month: Diane Burton, Kim Lajevardi,Sylvia Ney, Sarah Foster, Jennifer Hawes, and Madeline Mora-Summonte! Don't forget to go wish them a happy IWSG day and thank them [...]

Friday Favorites Classical Feel

May 31 Favorites is: Classic Books If I'm being honest, the main type of Classics that I like are children's books. Maybe I'm a child at heart (aka super childish... but I can't be the only 32 year old who thinks pillow forts, a Disney movie, and hot chocolate are the epitome of a good Friday [...]

A Rainbow of Friday Favorites

Our favorites for today (May 24) is Diverse Books. I'm taking this to mean "diverse" in the all-inclusive sense. Okay that came out as a weird sentence. What I mean is, main characters who are persons of color (NOT just side characters), books which include the LGBTQ spectrum, and ownvoices stories. There will be multiple [...]

My Favorite Things About Being a Reader

May 17 favorites: Things about being a reader Today we're doing a listicle, because listicles are so fun. And gifs are even better. Combining the two? The Very Best, even though it makes a silly word (gificle? gifsticle? giflist? Whatever it's fantastic and I'm going with it). 1. I have a whole house FILLED WITH BOOKS. [...]

A Tool for Detecting Passive Voice: Author Toolbox

There are some generally accepted Golden Rules for authors (which, okay, change from century to century, genre to genre, and are not so much rules as guidelines?) One of them is DEATH to All Adverbs, which I am personally fighting against because I love me a good adverb. Another is Conflict is King. Too bad [...]