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When Beloved Round Characters Become Flat

  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

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‘Cursed Child’: Can a play script be a part of a book series?

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?

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Amazon Isn’t Killing Writing, The Market Is

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…

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How to make sure the language in your historical fantasy novel is period-accurate

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.

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NaNoWriMo 2012

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.