Book Review: Island of Exiles

This is a spoiler-free review. Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron is a beautiful young adult fantasy following the adventure of Khya as she works to save her brother. The stakes are high from start to finish and is likely to keep any reader engaged. The world is vivid and diverse, and I was immediately drawn into it.

WTFYC: Dialogue, Tags vs Cues

One of my favorite things in writing is crafting beautiful dialogue. When I started writing, I often found myself overusing dialogue tags rather than using cues (more on the difference later). It’s fun to find new ways to say “said / says”, but it’s not always necessary. To kick off WTFYC, I’ll be giving a short lesson on the difference between tags and cues. 

Book Review: The Beautiful Ones

This is a spoiler-free review. The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia follows the intertwining stories of love of Hector, Antonina, and Valérie. This love story, however, isn’t all roses and happiness. It is filled with gripping emotions and leaves a reader wondering what love truly is.

Writing Tips for YOUR Craft

Welcome to Writing Tips for YOUR Craft. To make things easier, we’ll shorten that large title to a simple acronym, WTFYC. Here are WTFYC I will share new tips every week to help you with your craft. We’ll cover a plethora of topics in different depths, including world-building, dialogue, character building, descriptions, metaphors, and more. Truly, the possibilities are endless. Each “lesson” will have a short challenge at the end for you to optionally participate in to test what you’ve learned. These challenges are usually quite short and will take only a few minutes to complete. I want to keep…

Book Review: Frostblood

This is going to be a spoiler-free review of Frostblood by Elly Blake. I absolutely loved this book, and I’m excited to share my thoughts with you all. If you would prefer to watch the video version of my review, you can check it out on my YouTube channel here. Now, onto the review!

5 Tips to Conquer NaNoWriMo

Many writers are beginning to scramble to get ready for what is known as NaNoWriMo, or rather “National Novel Writing Month”. All over the world, writers join together to hit their writing goals and complete a novel within one month. NaNoWriMo has been a wonderful tool for many authors. It helps us get our words down and creates a huge sense of community. As you continue reading, I will include 5 of my tips as we head into National Novel Writing Month. Of course, these tips might not work for every writer, but they might work for you! For the…