1) The face when your an author you love favorites/replies/retweets your tweet. This was basically me recently when @naominovik Favorited my tweet about Uprooted. (Also, read Uprooted) 2) The face when you see a really hot guy/girl reading your favorite book. “You come to the YA section often?” 3) That look when someone […]
Getting ready to curl up with your next favorite book? Here’s my reading checklist that always gets me in the mood to settle in and turn some pages: 1) THE BOOK I have so many books to read that I sometimes wish I had the girl who literally gave zero f^cks (aka Hermoine Granger) to […]
We all have them… Guilty pleasures. A candy bar we shouldn’t eat. A TV show we deny watching but can’t get enough of reruns on Hulu. Books, and more specifically tropes in them, are the exact same way. My favorite guilty pleasures in the fantasy genre are… 1. Elves Seriously, I mean, really, who doesn’t […]
So… Basically, this sums it up… Opening Sequence: Cersei and Tywin: When Sansa and Littlefinger rode by Brienne: When Varys and Tyrion were talking and Varys said, “I never said ‘him.’” AND ARYA AT THE HOUSE OF BLACK AND WHITE AT THE END WITH SCENES OF DORNE: Basically, even though I don’t think it was the strongest […]
1) We need total silence, so we can put in our ear-buds. Yes, turning up the music is to block everything out other than what we need to be focusing on. 2) Don’t disturb our writing groove. DON’T You have no idea how hard it is to get back into a mental state to write […]
This is a warning to everyone out there. Oh sure, you may have been curious to try a book, all the cool kids are doing it, right? But here’s what they WON’T tell you about reading: Books can lead people to thinking your educated and sophisticated. Reading will broaden your horizons and make you question […]
1. Read If you’re writing with the goal of someday becoming an author and selling your work you’ll first need to do a LOT of reading. This is as important for inspiration as it is for knowing your market. What are people buying? What’s out there already? The only way you’ll answer these questions is […]
write-edit-rinse-repeat: This is my life.