While most characters in a fantasy obtain their magic by learning it or simply by being born with it, Marie Lu came up with a wonderfully unique way for her characters to get their powers. They have to survive a … Continue reading Book Review: The Young Elites
Hey there Epic Dreamers! It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Just Chatting” post and it’s been even longer since I’ve shared any news about the book I’m working on. So I thought today would be a good day … Continue reading Book Update: Can I Throw it in the Trash?
Graffiti Red—Listening to my drunken step-father yell Being so angry, but having no one to tell Yellow—being too afraid to runaway Who would I go to, where would I stay Green—Watching perfect families with perfect smiles So carefree, … Continue reading Graffiti
Here’s part two of the book tag created by my friend Nandini. This tag takes members from the Fellowship of the Ring and has them each represent a different type of book. It’s my favorite tag ever! 🙂 Last week I did Frodo, Legolas, … Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring Book Tag (Part Two)
This book tag was created by my friend Nandini who had the clever idea to take the characters of the Fellowship of the Ring and have them each represent a different type of book. Super fun, right? 🙂 I ended up … Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring Book Tag
Where is the little girl Who loved to dance, spin, and twirl She sat on my knee And was so proud when she counted to three Scared of the dark, she came running to me Her smile lit up a … Continue reading Gone
This book had my attention from it’s first line, “A hundred doves burst out of the pie.” The protagonist, Freya, is a young girl trapped at court. Unlike most of these types of characters (you know…the princess who hates dressing … Continue reading Book Review: Long May She Reign
We writers spend a lot of time coming up with the way our character looks–eye color, hair color, height, scars, freckles, etc. While all that is important, simply listing physical attributes doesn’t let the reader get a gimps into your … Continue reading Using Location to Reveal Character
Beloved, are my Stefano Bemer shoes and Cadillac Are my schedules and carefully laid plans Is my freedom, no one to set me back Beloved, is my office, my desk, my chair Is the wall that holds my degrees Is … Continue reading Beloved
Writing can be stressful. Not because of the plot holes, the flat characters, or the fact that you’ve written four drafts and the story still seems like an infant barley able to crawl when you though by now it would … Continue reading How to be a Stress-Free Writer
It was wonderful to see something truly original in dystopian than the usual books that flood the YA market. I see books all the time that claim to be the latest Hunger Games, but this book truly is similar without copying … Continue reading Book Review: Legend
It’s been four years since I’ve started Invisible World, and while in some ways it seems like I’ve always been blogging, I can’t believe that I’ve been at it for that many years. It seems like it wasn’t that long … Continue reading Happy 4th Birthday Invisible World!