The writing challenges continue and they're not getting any easier. When you have to describe yourself in ten words or less, you have to ask yourself instead if that's even possible? It kind of forces you to think in specific nouns and verbs. And then you realize, "Ah! That's pure genius!"
I've been reading more romance novels lately. I'm trying to turn my focus back to work in my own genre. I read 'Of Ice & Snow' last year but I can't remember if I shared my review. I know I've gotten some new followers since that time so perhaps a re-post isn't such a bad thing. :) It will also help to lead into next month's guest, C.H. Knyght, who also writes fantasy. Sign up for my newsletter to stay up-to-date on the upcoming interview.
OK, back to this week's book review!
It's been a rough month! I wasn't sure I'd manage to get my normal blog posts out. Our internet has been acting crazy this past week. And that's not all! But in spite of everything, here I am with the past week's writing challenge responses. Read on to check them out!
I got a chance to read a book I don't think I would've chosen if I'd been shopping in a store. There are so many tales to choose from and my book money is limited. I'm forced to be picky about purchases. I might've read this one at a library had I noticed the cover and read the blurb. (I think most would agree this book has a beautiful cover.) "Birthright" is the first book in a series written by Jessica Ruddick. Read on to check out my review and give it a try if you think you'll like it.
If you've been following along with my blog for a while, then you know that my MCs for 'Over Land & Under Stone" are a couple of misfits. Perhaps you're also aware of the adage 'opposites attract'? In the case of Zec and Liha, this would definitely be the case. Read on to see my response to Day 14 of the Myth Madness WIP Challenge and read more about my main characters.
Writing challenges have been such a great way for me to find problems in my story. I'm happy they're working in this way. It's not always easy to figure out which direction to go once you find a problem in your draft. Read on to see my responses to the past week's challenges.
I've been reading a lot of romance novels lately. I don't know if that's because they're easier for me to read or if it's just where my heart is heading for my current WIP. Whatever the case, today's book review is another romance.
I absolutely love GIFs and memes! Who's with me? So when I saw this particular writing challenge included the use of GIFs, I was so happy. Granted, these things take time to find and that's time I'm not actually writing. But in a way, I think it can be a helpful tool to visualize your characters and flesh them out a bit better. Check out my responses below and the reason behind them.
With a new month comes new writing challenges and I'm happy to have found some that ask me more questions I haven't answered yet. There are a few that ask about my title or cover art or similar things but I am hoping these will allow me to plumb the depths of my story even more. Read on to see how I responded to the past week's challenges.
We now go back to my regularly scheduled book reviews. I'd love to know...how did you guys like the Indie Author Spotlight Interview last month? Would you like to see another? Because I liked it so much myself, I think I'll definitely be continuing. I've got one tentatively scheduled for April and another tentatively scheduled for July/August. I'm so excited about bringing these authors to your attention. Their stories are just as important as those sold through a big name publishing company.
Moving on... today, I have another book review for you. This one is a quick read by Elizabeth Rose. Click to check it out.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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