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An Interlude: I Was An Accidental Goth

Hi, folks! It’s “not even remotely related to books” Wednesday! We could also call it, “It’s my blog so if you don’t like it, leave” day, but that’s a little rude so we’ll stick to the former. So I’m a recent Birchbox* subscriber, and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how my fashion sense…

So It Begins

So I’ve decided that sometimes I just want to write stuff. And dammit if I’m going to support a whole ‘nother blog for that like an idiot when I’ve got this nice and juicy one right here to use. So sometimes, I might post some things that aren’t exactly book-related. It’s my blog, after all….

Review: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

The Alloy of Law is a Mistborn book, which takes place roughly 300 years after the events in the original trilogy. Theoretically, you could probably read this without reading the rest – but I wouldn’t recommend it, because you’d be missing out on some awesome world-building. The Blurb Three hundred years after the events of…

How to Miss Out On Great Books

I said in a recent review that I would come back and tell the story of how I came so late to the Retrievers novels and Laura Anne Gilman‘s Cosa Nostradamus world. It’s really quite simple and easy, but if you’re curious, here is Kiara’s Guide to Missing Out On Really Great Books™ . Hold…

Writer’s Resources for October 2nd through October 17th

This is a list of links I’ve found useful for October 2nd through October 17th: Writing (and Revisions) — Tautologies | Magical Words – A Few Common Writing Problems | Magical Words – edittorrent: Transition Words – 20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words from Around the World – Shakespearean Insulter – Why You Should Write When Life…

Why I Read Urban Fantasy

The kind of books you enjoy can tell you a lot about yourself. What does your choice of book say about you? Share your suggestions and thoughts in the comments.

New Ideas

I’ve come to realize that short posts are better than no posts at all, yes? I was at dinner yesterday with my husband, J – more often referred to by me as ‘the Artist’ – and we always have the best, most ridiculous conversations. We’ve come up with ideas for TV shows, terrible (but funny)…

Writer's Resources for November 4th through November 11th

These are writers’ resource links I’ve found helpful and/or interesting for November 4th through November 11th: Character Physical Description List « Writing and Illustrating – Type M for Murder: Donald Maass on Developing the Hero/Heroine in our novels – StoryBoxSoftware.com – Novel Writing Software – PageFour – Software for Creative Writers and Novelists – Tabbed…

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