While trying to catch up on the September discussions for the Book Blog Discussion Challenge, I saw another common complaint I hear about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: the Golden Trio has become flat. I have heard and read this all through August, and then I decided I would stop reading these reviews until… Continue reading When Beloved Round Characters Become Flat
Welcome to Day 2 of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag! This tag requires that I post one quote every day for three days. Another thank you to icebreaker694 for tagging me! Rules Thank the person who nominated you Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day) Nominate three new bloggers… Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 2
Since J.K. Rowling started encouraging everyone who saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child live to #KeepTheSecrets, I have looked more into the play and script, especially since the script was released in time for Harry Potter’s birthday. At this point, I will read it when the library gets to my name on the hold… Continue reading ‘Cursed Child’: Can a play script be a part of a book series?
Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Amazon’s war on publishers reached a crescendo yesterday with the leak of Kindle Unlimited, a subscription plan that would allow readers to pay $9.99 per month for unlimited access to the Kindle ebook library. No longer content with simply demanding steeper discounts from publishers like Hachette — which is locked in…
I found this on Facebook today. It was posted by Jane Smith, which was shared by Writer Beware: Over the last week or so I’ve received numerous reports from writers who signed with a particular press, and who are now having problems with that press. Some of the stories are mind-boggling. Many writers have told… Continue reading Watch out for publishers who do this
“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
How to make sure the language in you historical fantasy novel is period-accurate
By: Lauren Davis
We love seeing the grand technological anachronisms in science fiction novels set in the past, such as Victorian or Edwardian-era steampunk or exaggerated Renaissance automata. But what if you want to keep the language in your historical novel accurate for the period? Here’s a simple trick historical fantasy novelist Mary Robinette Kowal concocted to make sure the words that tumbled from her characters’ lips were appropriate for the early 19th century.
Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I am an official participant. I’ll be putting some focus into this and will try to update this blog often. To see updates with my word count and some information about my novel, please click NaNoWriMo page at the top of the screen.
This is Anne Rice Skyping with the students of St. Gertrude High School in Richmond, VA. She discusses how she develops plots for her novels.