This was a rather odd choice of material to read but I was very curious about how a book based off of a video game would read. Can a story based off of a video game hold the same weight as a story bound only to literature? Different forms of media lend themselves to different … Continue reading Book Review: Gears of War Ascendance by Jason M. Hough
First off I wanted to apologize for how late this post is. Last week I was working on finishing the 3rd, and hopefully final edition, of my first book. I focused a lot on the artwork and formatting to print correctly on Amazon’s publishing service. Getting the cover art to fit correctly can be very … Continue reading Being OK with Imperfection
Hello everyone! I've created a new book cover for the 4th edition of The Legend of Nariko: The Mark of Silverfrost. I wanted to create a new edition after learning a lot about formatting chapters, fonts and page lengths from the books I've read and reviewed. I started looking back at the "What Writers can … Continue reading New Book Cover!
Hello everyone! Just wanted to give a quick update and explanation for a short hiatus. This month I've got three weddings to attend and a trip planned and as a result, I don't think I can give proper book reviews that aren't rushed. As a result, for the month of September I will be taking … Continue reading Update and Brief Hiatus
This is a very strange article to write, but in a way it feels inevitable. It’s impossible to like each and every story you come across as a reviewer. However there are certain principles in stories that make for good storytelling. Even these can be rather subjective but to ignore this feels pretty disingenuous. I … Continue reading Fire by Kristin Cashore, my first DNF
I really enjoyed Graceling by Kristin Cashore. The story is a touching tale of a girl struggling to come to terms with who she is and what she’s capable of. While it’s not perfect, it is a charming and wonderfully written novel definitely worth your time. Character Development 9/10 While the story starts off a … Continue reading Book Review : Graceling by Kristin Cashore
For the longest time I had heard so much about the magic of Neil Gaiman’s writing yet I had never read his work. I had first been exposed to it when I saw the movie Coraline and the marvelous oddity of it all enraptured me. When I started taking my own writing more seriously, I … Continue reading Book Review : Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman