Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

In which I review Alexa Donne’s debut novel, Brightly Burning, which is a science fiction retelling of Jane Eyre. Continue reading “Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne”

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Weekly Update, May 21 2018, Plus a Writing Tip!

In which I share updates on writing, reading, and the strange, sad life of a historical fiction writer. Also, a writing tip. And flowers.  Continue reading “Weekly Update, May 21 2018, Plus a Writing Tip!”

Why MBTI Is Good For Fiction (But Probably Not Much Else)

In which, after ranting more than I meant to, I give advice for using the MBTI to craft characters who feel like real individuals.  Continue reading “Why MBTI Is Good For Fiction (But Probably Not Much Else)”

Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

In which, for once, I actually read a new book as soon as it comes out, but it takes me 7 months before I present this, my spoiler-free review. Herein also lies a tangential epiphany regarding the etymology of “analysis.” Continue reading “Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green”

Guilt Reading: Should You Force Yourself to Finish a Book?

In which I muse about the enormous pressures we put upon ourselves at times despite the fact that we are supposedly reading for our own enjoyment, and the pros and cons of our so doing.  Continue reading “Guilt Reading: Should You Force Yourself to Finish a Book?”