Friday Favorites Has Some Unfinished Business

September 13: Favorite Unfinished Series (either you haven’t read all the books or series that aren’t complete yet) This one will be kinda short. When a series is recommended to me, I try out the first few books. If I don't fall in love it that's where it stops, so those would be my unfinished series [...]

Friday Favorites is at Your Side, to Kick You Into Shape

September 6th is: Favorite Side Characters The title is supposed to reference sidekicks, but I suspect it's just going to annoy Google's search parameters, so really I see no downside to this. Onward! Favorite Lord of the Rings Side Characters Samwise Gamgee: The ultimate, gold-standard, shall-not-be-topped loyal, devoted, fearless, practical, loving side character. Sam is just the [...]

The IWSG is Off and Away

It's Insecure Writer's Support Group day! Come share and encourage other writers. Express your doubts and feel no fear, you won't be judged here. Sign up, find the other group members, articles, resources and endless encouragement by heading over here The awesome co-hosts for the September 4 posting of the IWSG are Gwen Gardner, Doreen McGettigan, Tyrean Martinson, Chemist Ken, and Cathrina [...]

Friday Favorites is Scholastic Fantastic

August 30: Favorite Books You Read in School Brave New World, Aldous Huxley This one definitely started my lifelong love of post apocalyptic/dystopian novels. Opening up a little window and peering into a totally deranged future is one of my favorite things and damn is the future in this book disturbing. 1984, George Orwell Again, a [...]

Friday Favorites is Gonna Be Me

August 9: Favorite Books that Define You Watch me rebel this week by listing the authors who have defined me. If I started listing books we'd be here all day and I don't think we're ready for that conversation! Consider these authors the most favorite, the ones I can quote without pausing to think, the ones [...]

Surprise! It’s an IWSG Post

Tell us about your doubts or fears, and how you conquered them. Bring us along for your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who might be struggling.     Visit and connect with fellow writers. The group aims for a dozen visits each IWSG Wednesday. And make sure to return your [...]

Writing the Good Bad Boy: Author Toolbox

This is an author toolbox blog post. To get in on the authoring goodies distributed every month, go sign up on the website of our generous leader Raimey Gallant The Brooding Bad Boy* as a trope (otherwise known as Damaged With a Heart of Gold, Alpha Male, or Redeemed Rake, depending on what time period [...]

Friday Favorites, You Little Rebel

July 12th favorites: Books outside your usual genre We all know I'm a romance reader. Lots and lots of smushy fluff. When I need a break from that I generally turn to my *other* source of bodily fluids, which is horror. Yes, I know that seems strange. In the midst of this chaos of conflicting reads, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]