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Party Games- Book Review

Party Games by R.L. Stine My rating: 3 of 5 stars Party Games is a thriller that will have your brain urging your eyes to read faster. This was my first R.L. Stine book to read, and I can’t believe it took me so long to discover a genius writer suck as Stine. His storytelling… Continue reading Party Games- Book Review

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Louisa of Earth- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Another Flash Fiction Friday for you. I have been so lazy getting these done. I have focused a lot of my attention on my WIP. It is going well, but I'm feeling the lack of inspiration that these pieces bring me. I need to start actively adding flash fiction back into my writing… Continue reading Louisa of Earth- Flash Fiction Friday

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To The Trees, Mommy – Flash (Non)Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! It has been too long since I shared a flash fiction. Sorry, but the fiction part will have to wait until next week. Today, I have a bit of non fiction to share with you. Inspired by my son's sweet pleas for me to push him faster in his swing. It is a… Continue reading To The Trees, Mommy – Flash (Non)Fiction Friday

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Knowing Your Character’s Personality

Ever wonder why people act and react the way they do? People have unique outlooks, unique backgrounds that mold their personalities. However, there have been multiple studies that break down and offer a glimpse into the building blocks of the four personality types. Maybe you don’t agree with this assessment. Maybe, you believe personalities cannot… Continue reading Knowing Your Character’s Personality

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Heart-Shaped Box- Book Review

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill My rating: 3 of 5 stars Heart-Shaped Box has all the elements of a classic ghost story, and all the suspense to give you shivers. When Jude Coyne, a retired rock star, is emailed about a ghost for sale, his curiosity piques and he insists on buying the tailored made… Continue reading Heart-Shaped Box- Book Review

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Knowing Your Character’s Love Language

Hello, creatives! I want to share with you a self-awareness book. It helped me understand my characters and helped flesh out the relationships building between them. ** Humans are complex beings, so our characters must be too. You probably know the ins and outs of your characters’ personalities, what makes them angry, scared, happy. But,… Continue reading Knowing Your Character’s Love Language

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Vengeance Road – Book Review

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Vengeance Road is a book brimming with secrets, revenge, and gunfire. A fun, well-rounded story that kept me turning the page until the end. Kate comes home to find her Pa hanging from a tree, beaten, a corkscrew shape carved into his forehead, and… Continue reading Vengeance Road – Book Review

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Wardens of Archos (The Relics of Ar’Zac Book Two) – Book Review

Wardens of Archos by Sarina Langer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was overjoyed when Langer asked me to be part of her ARC team. Rise of the Sparrows was an epic set up to her series, and I was eager to know how the second novel faired. Wardens of Archos was everything I… Continue reading Wardens of Archos (The Relics of Ar’Zac Book Two) – Book Review

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My Five Writing Strengths

Hello, creatives! We all have weaknesses, and they are always the easier to focus on, but it is equally important to recognize our strengths. Today, I want to share five of my writing strengths. I would love to know your strengths, where you feel most confident. Let's chat, leave a comment. The quality of strength… Continue reading My Five Writing Strengths

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Dreaming Beyond Gaia- Book Review

Dreaming Beyond Gaia by Adam J. Osterkamp My rating: 4 of 5 stars It is rare to find a book that pulls you straight into the plot within the first few sentences, but Dreaming Beyond Gaia was one those rarities, an undiscovered gem of a book. This is an apocalyptic story that takes place centuries… Continue reading Dreaming Beyond Gaia- Book Review

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A Harmonious Life- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday and that means another Flash Fiction. I absolutely loved how this story turned out. Ever just contemplate life in its enormity? Well, here is the product of one of those contemplations. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did while writing it. The picture comes from fleetfoot Instagram page.… Continue reading A Harmonious Life- Flash Fiction Friday

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My Five Writing Weaknesses

Hello, creatives! Today I want to address five of my writing weaknesses. This is not to put myself down or to wallow in the things that I need progress in. This was inspired by Kristen Kieffer's youtube channel series where she shared her writing insecurities, and also her strengths. I chose to do this so… Continue reading My Five Writing Weaknesses

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And I Darken- Book Review

And I Darken by Kiersten White My rating: 5 of 5 stars And I Darken is impressive, to say the least. White’s writing swept me away and transformed her work of fiction to reality as it played out in my mind. Her ability to write so poetically counters the ferocity of White’s main character, Ladislav,… Continue reading And I Darken- Book Review

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A Shepherd To His Flock- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Flash Fiction Friday is here again. This one is a bit dark but it was so much fun to dive into this guy's p.o.v. This one is relatively short. Today's picture prompt comes from uninspiredwriters Instagram page. She posts daily prompts that are fantastic and so inspiring. Please remember that these flash fictions serve… Continue reading A Shepherd To His Flock- Flash Fiction Friday

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Bride of Glass- Book Review

The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson My rating: 4 of 5 stars First, just look at that cover! Gorgeous. It is hard to determine if Bride of Glass is a horror story with a splash of romance, or if it a romance within a horrific setting. Either way, it is all around entertaining! Bride… Continue reading Bride of Glass- Book Review

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A World Worth Saving- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Yay for Flash Fiction Friday. Today's picture prompt comes from surfing Pinterest. I hope you enjoy. Please keep in mind, these flash fictions are meant for personal inspiration. But any and all critique is appreciated. Thanks for reading!     The numbers on the clock change from 11:58 to 11:59. I feel like… Continue reading A World Worth Saving- Flash Fiction Friday

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Plot Picker (Reading With Purpose)

Hello, creatives! I was wondering the other day, how do my fellow writers read? I read all the time. But not just read. I engulf myself in the technical craft of the story. This post is all about how I read with purpose. ** It is known that writers are also readers. But is it enough… Continue reading Plot Picker (Reading With Purpose)

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Bunnicula (A Rabbit Tale of Mystery)- Book Review

Bunnicula by James Howe My rating: 4 of 5 stars Harold the dog and Chester the cat enjoy intelligent conversation, warm milk, and the occasional belly rub at the hands of their human family, the Monroe's. Their quiet lives are turned inside out when the Monroe family brings home a small, white bunny with red… Continue reading Bunnicula (A Rabbit Tale of Mystery)- Book Review

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Flames and Teeth- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday. Time for another flash fiction. Today's piece is very short. I am currently on vacation but still wanted to share my weekly writing. Picture prompt comes from writing_is_my_anchor Instagram page. Need inspiration? Check out her page and take your pick! Please remember, these flash fictions serve as personal inspiration and not… Continue reading Flames and Teeth- Flash Fiction Friday

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Story Spin

Hello, creatives! I want to share something that I have recently been thinking about. A time when my muse was young and we were still only acquaintances. When I mistrusted her and myself. ** I can recall the first time I realized how similar one of my stories was to another. It was heartache. To… Continue reading Story Spin

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The Eye of Fate- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Another Friday, another Flash Fiction. Today's picture prompt comes from Pinterest. I'm sorry, I do not know who the original photo is of or who took it. But how awesome is that makeup? This is a future scene of my WIP after the book takes place. Not that I am planning on a… Continue reading The Eye of Fate- Flash Fiction Friday

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No Ordinary Star- Book Review

No Ordinary Star by M.C. Frank My rating: 5 of 5 stars They say, 'don't judge a book by its cover'. But in the case of No Ordinary Star, please do! M.C. Frank has written an astounding dystopian fantasy that immerses you completely, but instead of drowning in her words, you swim amongst this futuristic… Continue reading No Ordinary Star- Book Review

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The Silver Bullet- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday. I am so excited to share today's flash fiction with you. I was so pleased and surprised at how this one turned out. Honestly, I did not see that coming. Today's picture prompt comes from uninspiredwriters Instagram page. She seriously knows how to inspire me, so thanks M for helping out… Continue reading The Silver Bullet- Flash Fiction Friday

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The Lonely Writer Needs a Friend

Writing is many forms of release, each one dependent upon the writer. We often write to feel connected to others, but writing is also a lonely art. We want to jump for joy and shout when we burst through writer's block and come out triumphant. We want to celebrate the proud moment we fill those… Continue reading The Lonely Writer Needs a Friend

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Rise of the Sparrows – Book Review

Rise of the Sparrows by Sarina Langer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sarina Langer’s Rise of the Sparrows drew me in and demanded my attention until the final word. Her prologue alone is enough to secure her a fan of her fantasy trilogy. It is the perfect blend of ‘what the hell did I… Continue reading Rise of the Sparrows – Book Review

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Letter To My Protagonist

I saw M.A. Ryan do a letter to my protag on her blog and thought it was a great idea. Dearest, Aela, You must feel lonely and different. You wonder why you’ve been abandoned by the people who were supposed to love you the most. You choose to hide your feelings from those who truly… Continue reading Letter To My Protagonist

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Horns- Book Review

Horns by Joe Hill My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is my first book to read by Joe Hill and I already have him back on my ‘to be read’ list. His words are fluid, and I was quickly immersed in Iggy Perish’s life. Which, in the case of Horns, is equal parts good… Continue reading Horns- Book Review

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Winchester Manor- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! So excited to share today's flash fiction with you. I am trying to hone my suspense writing skills and hope I was able to capture it in this piece. Please, drop me a comment and let me know what you think. Keep in mind, my flash fiction is meant as personal inspiration and… Continue reading Winchester Manor- Flash Fiction Friday

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Be A Storyteller

Good Writing Vs. Storytelling Hello, Creatives! Hope everyone’s words/page counts have stayed high. Mine has not. Netflix is not my friend! Sam and Dean Winchester, they can be my friends. 🙂 For those of you who read this, thank you for the support you give me on my writing journey. It is so nice to… Continue reading Be A Storyteller

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The Demon Prince- Book Review

The Demon Prince by Ann Aguirre My rating: 3 of 5 stars Most of me enjoyed The Demon Prince, some of me was disappointed.We delve into the point of view of Alastor, a Golgarian Prince who is also privy to his reptilian counterpart and able to transform at will. Against all odds and desires, Alastor… Continue reading The Demon Prince- Book Review

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Life for a Life- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday. Can not believe it's here already. I am loving the accountability of flash fiction Friday, keeps me going when I would dearly love to kick off my shoes, lounge on the couch and binge watch Supernatural (because seriously, I'm hooked on that show after waiting so long to watch it.) Anywho,… Continue reading Life for a Life- Flash Fiction Friday

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The Man in the Mirror- (not so) Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, Creatives! Hope everyone had a productive week with high page/ word counts. This one was inspired by a book I read where the story was told in other forms of narrative and included interviews and research papers. Thought I'd try my hand at it. It is a little longer than typical flash fiction but… Continue reading The Man in the Mirror- (not so) Flash Fiction Friday

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A Writer’s Choice

Genre of Choice Writing is a release; it is a way to express your highest opinions, deepest wishes, and inner demons. We all have our own voice, and we all have our own personal preference to how and what we write. This holds true to our genre of choice. My stories take a form of… Continue reading A Writer’s Choice

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The Leopard King- Book Review

The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was nothing that I expected and everything that I wanted.I bought Leopard King to ease the anxiousness rising in anticipation of Vanguard, a new book in her Razorland series yet to be released. I knew nothing of the premise but expected… Continue reading The Leopard King- Book Review

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A Writer’s Balance

Plotter VS. Pantster   “Stories are found things, like fossils in the ground . . . Stories are relics, part of an undiscovered, pre-existing world.” -S. King Lately, I’ve been reminded of two conflicting ideas in the craft of writing. I thought I’d take a moment to address this because I’ve struggled with the decision… Continue reading A Writer’s Balance

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A Nightling’s Tale cont. – Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! I am so excited to continue with my Nightling's Tale. This is so much fun to write. Eerie and dark, my favorite kind of writing. *mwah ha, ha* I hope you enjoy this flash fiction piece that is slowly turning into something more tangible. This is not a perfectly edited piece and is… Continue reading A Nightling’s Tale cont. – Flash Fiction Friday

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Traitor to the Throne- Book Review

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Traitor to the Throne was one of this year's most anticipated reads for me, as I fell in love with Rebel of the Sands and all the sass and gunfire that came with the protagonist, Amani.I was overjoyed to once again dive… Continue reading Traitor to the Throne- Book Review

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Star-Fire – Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives This is another flash fiction piece inspired by Uninspired Writer picture prompt. I wrote this one fairly fast but I think it could develop into a good story. In the spirit of traditional fairytales, Star-Fire is more of a telling than descriptive or flowery prose. As always, any critique is appreciated. Please remember this… Continue reading Star-Fire – Flash Fiction Friday

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in a dark, dark wood Book Review

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book dragged me along with it’s perfectly paced suspense. When Nora receives an invite to a hen weekend from Clare, a friend she’s not spoken to in ten years, she’s baffled and ready to delete the message and forget about… Continue reading in a dark, dark wood Book Review

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Four Ways out of a Writer’s Slump

Hello, creatives! Today I thought I’d share the four ways I draw up inspiration when my muse refuses to cooperate. *** Ambient Mixer This amazing app transfers me from my laptop to thousands of different atmospheres. If I want to study in the Gryffindor Common Room, I’m there. If I need the pitter patter of… Continue reading Four Ways out of a Writer’s Slump

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Wastelands- Flash Fiction

Picture prompts are a sure fire way to squeeze out some creative juice. This one was inspired by a prompt on uninspiredwriters Instagram page. But you guys should check out her brand new blog page, just click on the name! Anywho, all critique is welcome. Keep in mind that my flash fiction pieces are only fun ways… Continue reading Wastelands- Flash Fiction

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Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault Review

Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault by Candace Robinson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and here it is.What a unique story! I love creepy, horrific stories that are cringe worthy, but too compelling to put down so you suck it up butter cup and… Continue reading Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault Review

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Protagonist’s Ghost

I’ve been an avid reader since grade school. I remember reading books like Bunnicula, Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter. As I grew older I read books like Swamplandia, Jellicoe Road, Lumatere Chronicles, The Snow Child. The books I’ve read could fill a lake and, unfortunately, I can’t remember them all in detail. The ones that… Continue reading Protagonist’s Ghost

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The Holiday Spirit (or whatever)

Hello, my creatives. I wanted to share another piece of writing. This is the entry to a contest I entered at the end of last year. It was a 1500 word limit. It's not my most impressive writing and the story has been done before, but I was still pleased with the outcome. I've thought… Continue reading The Holiday Spirit (or whatever)

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Protag’s Characteristic Moment

I want to share some nuggets of wisdom. I mean, they could also be called a load of crap, so I’ll leave that for you to decide. Me, I found this information valuable. I’m currently reading ‘Creating Character Arcs’ by K.M. Weiland. It’s full of great insight but today I want to share just a… Continue reading Protag’s Characteristic Moment

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The Nightling’s Tale- Flash Fiction

I'm excited to share my writing on here. It's a place where I can collect and display the nonsense floating around my head. This is the first of many. This story was inspired by a picture prompt. I hope you enjoy and any and all critique you are willing to give is greatly appreciated! The… Continue reading The Nightling’s Tale- Flash Fiction

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Rebel of the Sands Review

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Allow me to gush for a moment. I adored Rebel of the Sands and felt like it was a breath of fresh air compared to other stagnant YA plot lines. Let me tell you what I loved about Alwyn Hamilton’s debut novel.We… Continue reading Rebel of the Sands Review

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The Hundredth Queen Review

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King My rating: 4 of 5 stars Whew, I read this one fast. Like a day and a half, fast. The plot isn't anything I haven't seen before: young protag is destined to do great things and save her people and the world. But I appreciated how Emily King… Continue reading The Hundredth Queen Review

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Blood Cure Review

Blood Cure by K.R. Willis My rating: 4 of 5 stars I finished this book a week ago but put off reviewing it because I wanted my thoughts to be unbiased. K.R. Willis is a local author and I bought Blood Cure in support of her. However, I did not want the reasoning behind my… Continue reading Blood Cure Review

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Creative Writing Class

Hello, my creative souls! I want to give an update on my writing progress. It's taken me a while to juggle all the new things in my life, all positive, and all writer/reader related. I recently started a bookstagram account, linked here, I've created this blog that I have yet to understand all of its… Continue reading Creative Writing Class