Writing Advice: How to Write Better Descriptive Dialogue.

This post was originally published on my original blog and contains snippets from old past writing of mine. Up until a couple months ago, I had this problem that plagued me ever since I started writing. Dialogue has been something I've always considered myself good at- not great- but good, but while I am good…

Book Review: The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

(From Goodreads) A young seamstress and a royal nursemaid find themselves at the center of an epic power struggle in this stunning young-adult debut.On the eve of Princess Sophia’s wedding, the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches: brocade and satin and jewels, feasts of sugar fruit and…

My review of Netflix’s Shadow and Bone Episodes 3-4

Hi everyone, I’m back with more thoughts. To start this off, you can read my previous thoughts about the first two episodes before reading these ones. There will be spoilers in here so I suggest if you haven’t watched these to stop reading here. Or if you haven’t read the books yet. I will say…

(Repost) Mini Book Reviews: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any…

Fun Extras to include in your novels.

Photo by Sunsetoned on Pexels.com I don't know about anyone else, but I'm one of those people that loves it when authors include secondary information or behind the scenes information about their books. I think especially for science fiction and fantasy, it really helps people explore more about the world behind the story and helps…

Japanese Yokai: Kitsune, Pocket foxes, and more

The Kitsune are mythological creatures from Japan. Kitsune is actually the word for "fox" but in this sense it also means "fox-spirit". Kitsunes are normally seen as seductresses (as they're more commonly female) or tricksters but they have a wide range of cool abilities.   *Please take this with a grain of salt as I am…