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Book Review: Victory by Naomi Paasch

Book Review: Victory by Naomi Paasch

I was nervous about this book, going in. A friend of the author asked if I’d read and review it, which I was totally cool with because I love helping out fellow indie authors, but I wasn’t super impressed with the blurb or the cover when I checked out the Amazon page. (A note: I received a free copy to review.) However, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this book.

Victory is told in two parts alongside each other. One is the story of an author Continue reading “Book Review: Victory by Naomi Paasch”

The Rising Author Tag

I stole this tag from Nicki, who told me to steal it, who stole it from someone else who told her to steal it, and I’m told it’s just messy beyond that, but the point is that this tag has devolved into a Macguffin-ish thing and is no longer really a tag. But anyway, without further ado…

(Apparently this tag has no rules.) Continue reading “The Rising Author Tag”

How to Breathe New Life Into an Old Story

How to Breathe New Life Into an Old Story

If you’ve been writing for a significant amount of time, chances are you’ve dropped a story idea that you enjoyed at least briefly. Maybe you’ve gone back and looked at it since and thought it was garbage, but there’s an equally decent chance that there have been pieces of it you’ve thought are really interesting. After all, something had to grip you when you first wrote it, right? So maybe you have a really cool setting, but flat characters. Or maybe the premise is good, but your prose is cringe-worthy. How do you salvage the good and leave behind the bad? Continue reading “How to Breathe New Life Into an Old Story”