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Review: The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton My rating: 4 of 5 stars *This book was supplied to me by AudiobookReviewer.com. This review was originally published on ABR’s website.* The Miniaturist is the first book ever to keep me guessing almost 100% of the time. I literally had no idea where it was going and absolutely had […]

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Review: The Yuletide Angel

The Yuletide Angel by Sandra Ardoin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Comforting books are not something I normally read, but this book sounded so good and so sweet that I had to read it. Victorian setting? Check. Low stress but still contains mystery? Check. Readable outside of the Christmas season? Check. And surprisingly enough, […]

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NEW Writer's Takeaway Series on YouTube

Exciting news: I’m starting a new series on my YouTube channel called Writer’s Takeaway, and the first video is already up! In each episode, I’ll talk about what writers can learn from reading any particular book, fiction or nonfiction, that I have recently finished. The takeaway can be anything from writing style tips to dialogue technique to plot tightening, […]

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Black and White Film Micro-Reviews

I have a new endeavor! Just a mini endeavor, but I’m now doing micro-reviews of black and white films on my Pinterest page. Each pin includes the name of the film, year, main cast (usually two to three people), a “star” rating, and the reasons I liked and disliked it – all in something that will […]

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Review: Robot Proletariat: Season One

Robot Proletariat: Season One by Sean Platt My rating: 5 of 5 stars *This book was supplied to me by AudiobookReviewer.com. This review was originally published on ABR’s website.* The future, according to Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant, will bring robot servants to run entire households, replacing maids, butlers, chefs, gardeners, and all other […]

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Write On vs. Wattpad

Have you heard of Write On by Amazon yet? Writer friend Brian Basham (@ninjadueces22) recently mentioned the soon-to-come service in his Goodreads group, Author Superfriends Teamup, and I’d never heard of it. Apparently it’s Amazon’s answer to Wattpad – in fact, it’s pretty much the same thing. Right now it’s in beta testing mode, and writers and readers […]

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Review: What We See When We Read

What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every writer should read this book. I’ve never read a book that describes what readers really see when you describe characters, locations, etc. and it not only makes sense, but it has equipped me to write right to the reader’s […]

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I'm An Audiobook Reviewer!

Exciting news! I’m now a reviewer for AudiobookReviewer.com! My first review has been posted, and it’s on the book Robot Proletariat by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant. Come check it out and let me know in the comments if you’ve read this book, too. http://audiobookreviewer.com/reviews/robot-proletariat-season-one-by-sean-platt-and-johnny-b-truant/

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2015 Writer Goals

New Year’s resolutions are not my thing. I don’t think they’re most people’s thing. But this year, I’m determined to make some achievable goals and accomplish them one by one because they’re achievable. I’m not going to promise myself ridiculous things, things that seem out of reach from the start. I’m promising myself things that […]

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