What to Read, As an Author

What to Read, As an Author

I’m guessing that everyone here is a reader. I’m also guessing that most of you authors began writing out of a love for reading. When you started, reading was a grand escape and a fun leisure activity, and you read whatever you wanted whenever you wanted, but now that you’re an author you hear people saying “Read these books to improve your craft! Don’t read those or you’ll take too much inspiration for your own books and write a copy!” and other dos and don’ts that could make reading less enjoyable. So here’s what I think authors should read (hint: it’s pretty much everything) and why each category is beneficial. Continue reading “What to Read, As an Author”

5 Reasons We Don’t Have Flying Cars (and the Worldbuilding Takeaways)

5 Reasons We Don’t Have Flying Cars (and the Worldbuilding Takeaways)

A couple of weeks ago, I had the strange idea to write a post about why we don’t have flying cars. “Well that’s random,” I thought. “Where in the world am I going to post that?” And then the idea rattled around in my head for a couple of days and I realized I could associate worldbuilding principles to my reasons for our current lack of flying cars. So… here we are. XD Continue reading “5 Reasons We Don’t Have Flying Cars (and the Worldbuilding Takeaways)”

Book Review: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Book Review: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m going to start off by saying that I’m a Christian and thus don’t agree with the lifestyle choices of the LGBTQ+ community. I won this book in a giveaway, and if I had read the reviews to see that Once & Future had heavy LGBTQ+ themes, I probably wouldn’t have entered the giveaway at the time. However, I respect the individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+ community and decided to read this book out of a desire to better understand those individuals. Unfortunately, this turned out not to be the best book for that as the writing didn’t do the community justice (in my opinion, as an outsider). Continue reading “Book Review: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy”

How To Write About Converging Cultures

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It’s been wayyyy too long since I last posted, and even longer since I posted something other than a blog tag. I could blame the fact that the Coronavirus goings-on have turned my brain completely upside-down, but that’s really only part of it, so… Regardless of the reason, I apologize for totally disappearing. :P

Anyway, I got a writing question from one of my newsletter subscribers last month and it was on a topic that I find really fun: converging cultures. I had several tips on the topic, so I thought I’d adapt the advice I gave to the subscriber into a blog post and share it with y’all. :) Continue reading “How To Write About Converging Cultures”

Behind the Blogger Tag

I’ve been tagged once again. This time, thanks are in order to Chalice of Lionhearted Art. Thank you, Chalice!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Answer the questions
  3. Ping back to the creator: Ellyn of Allonsythornraxx
  4. Nominate 5+ bloggers to do the tag

Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging, and why have you kept blogging?

I answered the first half of this in my last tag post, so I’ll just quote that:

I don’t remember why I initially started my blog (probably just because my mom had a blog and I thought it would be cool to have one of my own), but when I revamped it in August of 2017 it was to start building a platform for my books and to help other young authors.

I keep blogging for pretty much the same reason I started in 2017: to share my books, to help other young authors, and to connect with all of you wonderful readers and bloggers. :)

2. What is your favorite type of blog post to write?

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