Truth be told, I didn’t know what to really expect when I picked up the Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan. I’m a big mythology fan and I loved spending hours learning more about the history and tales of old mythological sources. This in mind, it felt like Riordan’s books would be a perfect match … Continue reading Book Review: Percy Jackson and The Olympians – The Lightning Thief
Loki was always one of the more interesting villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Where other various generic villains in the Marvel movies like Malekith (would not be surprised if you had to look that up, I did just to be sure) are rather forgettable, Loki was always a fan favorite. His story is much … Continue reading Book Review: Loki, Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee
A story referencing meddlesome Gods and deep fantasy elements, I picked up Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen with excitement. While it isn’t exactly what I expected I did enjoy it for what it was, a story of ultimatums and tough choices with interesting characters and a fascinating world. Character Development 10/10 There’s a great … Continue reading Book Review: Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
For Christmas my wonderful partner surprised me with the tenth anniversary edition of the Mistborn series. I had heard of the series for a long time but was hesitant to tackle it for the sheer breadth of how large of a story it is. But having finished the first book in the series, I can … Continue reading Book Review: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn Series #1)
Considering how much I LOVED the first book, Steelheart, I picked up Firefight without hesitation. I thought I would expect the same style of storytelling that was in the first book, more of David Charleston adorkable shenanigans. I was genuinely surprised at how different and questioning this story was but I loved it so much. … Continue reading Book Review : Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
It is something I often ask myself and I believe many rising authors do as well. But how do you determine if what you've written hasn't been done already? Is it still possible to be completely original when so much has already been written and explored? I honestly believe that yes, it is quite possible … Continue reading Is Originality Still Possible?
Character Development is a challenge every author faces when writing a meaningful story. The above is a picture of one of my characters of the story I’m currently working on. I find that drawing my characters helps me to see them better and help them grow. It took quite a long time for me to … Continue reading Writing Tips #2, Developing Characters for your Story
Possible one of the most painful yet rewarding experiences I've had, writing a novel has really helped with my own sanity. For the past couple years it has taught me some lessons in how to write a story that is entertaining to read (depending on your audience of course). Normally credentials are necessary to prove … Continue reading Writing Tips #1, Tips on Writing a Novel from an Aspiring Author