Book Review: Harley Merlin Book #2 – Harley Merlin and The Mystery Twins by Bella Forrest

Trying to get back into the groove of reading regularly, I thought to continue the Harley Merlin series to see if it improved on what I thought were a few shortcomings. The first book was actually pretty good despite feeling like an overall safe attempt to capture the magic of the Harry Potter universe but … Continue reading Book Review: Harley Merlin Book #2 – Harley Merlin and The Mystery Twins by Bella Forrest

Writing an interesting protagonist – Struggles & Flaws

In a character driven story, almost no one wants to watch the characters effortlessly push through the plot without any kind of hurdle or obstacle to overcome. Those kind of stories often tend to be power fantasies that, while entertaining and enjoyable, are often more superficial and focused on a lot of action but very … Continue reading Writing an interesting protagonist – Struggles & Flaws

Writing an interesting protagonist – Special traits, skills, hobbies

A struggle that a lot of writers face when creating a story is writing an engaging protagonist that readers will like. Though not all readers will appreciate a character for who and what they are but there are still elements to a character that most people find endearing and encouraging. Most people don’t want to … Continue reading Writing an interesting protagonist – Special traits, skills, hobbies

Book Review: Harley Merlin #1 – Harley Merlin and The Secret Coven by Bella Forrest

An urban fantasy novel about a secret world of witches and warlocks, sounds very familiar doesn’t it? Throw in an orphan learning about her magical abilities and the “real” magical world that she’s a part of and it’s a little too reminiscent of Harry Potter. Considering the Harry Potter universe has been a fundamental part … Continue reading Book Review: Harley Merlin #1 – Harley Merlin and The Secret Coven by Bella Forrest