The relationship between plot and characters is something I find very interesting; how to get a good balance between them. In any media, I’ve always been drawn to stories centered more around the question, why than what. … More That age-old question: Character vs. Plot?
This was, without a doubt, one of the most frustrating reads of my entire life! I can say, with absolute certainty, that had it not been for the audiobook I would never have finished it; I would have thrown it into the nearest wall and never picked it back up again. … More The Wheel of Time Reviews: The Eye of The World
I wasn’t going to do an introductory post to this series because honestly, I’m still not sure I will read the whole thing. But, then I began an outline for the reviews of the two books I’ve read so far, and it just got out of hand. So here I am, writing this introduction. It’s for the best; no one wants to read a 10K book review. … More The Wheel of Time Reviews: Introduction
The story begins in the city of Ankh-Morpork just as it’s inhabitants are about to experience something new and unfamiliar, a tourist.
I thought it would be fun to share my journey through this universe by reviewing the books as I go. … More The Discworld Reviews: Introduction
For 2018 I’ve pledged thirty-six books, that’s three books per month. It feels a bit daunting, but I believe it should be doable if I have a plan.
… More My 2018 in Books: The Plan
Fourteen chapters into my second draft I hit a wall and couldn’t get past it. … More Kodiak the Rewrite Part 4: Those damn walls…
I don’t have time to go into what this book and the other four in the series has meant to me other than to say that it was one of the reasons I fell in love with fantasy as a child/adolescent. … More #TheDarkIsReading
It’s interesting how different your perspectives can be. I have friends who’ll read a run-of-the-mill thriller or two while on a beach vaccation, and they consider themselves readers. If I stay on track, I’ll hit thirty or so books this year, and to me, that’s kind of bad. … More “Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” – Mark Twain
But, the thing with this type of critique, is that if you dare to look at it and examine it, you can tell it’s almost always given with a genuine wish and interest for your story to become better. For you to become a better writer. … More Accepting critique gracefully or How not to throw yourself off a cliff when someone says your story is perfect