Hey, I'm coming out with a book on Friday and I'd love for you to check it out! One of my favourite things about being an indie author is that I see every single preorder, and it feels like a warm hug or a thumbs-up saying, "Hey, I see you!" I put so much time … Continue reading Review: Sunflowers Beneath the Snow by Teri M. Brown
I still remember watching the Pirates of the Caribbean films as a kid and being absolutely enthralled. I went through stages of loving things as my younger brother and our friends all got into different genres/movies/books or whatever at the same time. I can't remember exactly when my pirate obsession started, but it was probably … Continue reading I Think I’ve Grown Out of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Two Star Wars posts in as many days? It's a record. Actually, I had a totally different post queued for today, but when I hopped onto Twitter for a minute yesterday to check something, I couldn't help but see this headline: ...and I busted out laughing. (Here's the link to the article, by the way.) … Continue reading Where the Star Wars hotel went wrong and what it means for creators
*the Force Theme plays distantly in the background* Some of my earliest memories are of Obi-Wan and Anakin chasing a bounty hunter through Coruscant, Yoda riding on Luke's back, and Darth Maul wielding his dual-bladed lightsaber. With my older sister becoming thoroughly obsessed with Star Wars just after I was born, I grew up with … Continue reading Has the Magic of Star Wars Been Lost?
Introduction If you haven’t ever heard me ramble on about Bryan Davis, the author who wrote one of my favourite book series of all time, go read my posts and/or take my word for it now that he’s an amazing author. His writing workshops and his books are mainly what inspired me to become the … Continue reading Review: Search for the Astral Dragon by Bryan Davis
Note: don't forget to vote for my 100 follower celebration by Friday! Right now, the vote is tied! It's very rare that I come across good writing books that are also short and concise. This book isn't necessarily a writing book, but it is a book that can certainly help to improve your writing, and … Continue reading Review: Good Writing Words by Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
Sometimes it’s hard to try new things, okay? When it comes to reading recommended books or watching TV shows everyone tells me I need to watch, I procrastinate. Hard. I keep saying, “Oh yeah, I’m going to do that soon!” And then I don’t. Until I do (years later), and I inevitably fall in love … Continue reading That Feeling When You’re Completely Blown Away by a Book
I love flash fiction, for those of you who can't tell. Part of the reason is that I love writing in different genres and flash fiction allows me to do that effortlessly. Another reason is that I know that people live busy lives, and I love writing a story that anyone can read, no matter … Continue reading Short Trips: Repercussions – A Masterclass on Flash Fiction Anthologies
Have you ever wanted to see an unconventional Christmas story? One that's so distinctly Christmas, and yet different from most of the cheery, simple stories that come around every December? One of my favourite things to do as a writer is to deviate from the audience's expectations. I look at a trope or a genre … Continue reading Unlimited Plum Pudding!!!
I sat with my husband on the couch, watching the Thirteenth Doctor regain her composure as she pressed a lever on the TARDIS console. As the familiar theme song started up with the credits, there was one word in my mind. Woah. It was the same reaction I'd had after every episode in the Flux … Continue reading Flux: The Good, the Bad, and the Ravagers