• Book of the Week – The Matilda
    Hey everyone! It’s time for another book recommendation! Today, I am going to review a new series by a friend of mine, Jon Gray Lang. Jon is an extreme (in my lazy-assed opinion) outdoor lover, sword fighter, and creative Da Vinci. He’s written everything from poetry to screenplays to novels. He also plays the ukulele […]
  • No Pantsing! The Benefits of Plotting (and Getting a Book Coach)
    So you wanna write a novel, huh? You sit down, blank page (or Word Document, or Scrivener) open–full of possibilities. “All I have to do is start with the first sentence and then go to the end, right?” NO. Today, I am going to give you two bits of advice I wish someone had given […]
  • Book of the Week & Review – Insignia
    Book of the Week Insignia by S.J. Kinkaid http://www.sjkincaid.com In November of 2012, I started writing a near-future, dystopian novel. By December 2012, I had a title: Insignia. For those that know what my story is about, you’ll understand why the Insignia is a very important symbolic concept throughout the book. So, the title was […]
  • Book of the Week – The Black Prism
    Since my last post, I have had no fewer than 3 people recommend The Black Prism to me. Conveniently, it had also been recommended my Michael Kilman months ago and was queued on my Audible. I started it last week and want to give a huge shout out to all my friends with great taste […]
  • Book of the Week – The Mistborn Series
    Welcome to part 2 of my “Book of the Week” post series! Today, I’m going to talk about The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson. If you are looking for a very different magic system set in an extremely hard, plant-less world where ash is constantly falling, then check this one out! The first Mistborn book […]