My Biggest Pet Peeves in Romance

 

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Alrighty.  Those of you who know me in real life know that I’m not a hopeless romantic.  I’m not a anti-love person, I just have a lot of problems with the way it’s presented in media.  This post isn’t going to focus on that as much as the cliches I see over and over in books.  

This post could go on and on, but I’m going to focus on a few main areas.  The “Insert Love Interest So Readers will Read My Book” trend, and the “Love at First Sight,” and “Damsel In Distress” cliches. Continue reading

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Exiles Blog Tour and Author Interview!!!

Guys, it’s here!  It’s here!  I’ve been a die-hard fan of the Ilyon Chronicles and I was so excited to participate in Jaye L. Knight’s newest novel’s blog tour!  This is the fourth book in her Christian fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles.  I reviewed the first book here a while back, so if you don’t know anything about it, check it out.

The first three Kindle books are on sale August 11th – 14th! You can find them on Amazon.  You can even snag the first book for .99 cents!!!

Read about it below and be sure to check out the other blog stops on the tour by visiting the official tour page. (Did I mention that there’s a cool giveaway?) Continue reading

The Clock Master

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This is a story that I wrote as part of CWWC.  You may have noticed the banner on the sidebar, and this is for that.  The good stories will be posted on the blog, but if you’re brave, you can read the others, which will be posted on the CWWC tab on the menu.  

I’ve never liked time travel stories.  (I don’t know why, I just don’t like them.)  This is as far as I’ll go when writing time travel.  So… enjoy. Continue reading

July Wrap Up (and llamas)

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So instead of having these weird update posts at random times, I’m going to do a monthly wrap up/update posts.  Doesn’t that sound nice.  So people will actually read these things, I’ll try to keep it interesting and give mini reviews of stuff, or interesting blog posts I’ve seen, music I’ve been listening to, etc.  🙂   Continue reading

30 Song Challenge

They say the key to a teenage girl’s heart is through her music.  (Actually, I don’t know if they say that or not, but I said it.)

Anyhoo.  Since you guys have no idea who I am apart from a random girl on the internet, maybe this will help.  (Note: I changed some of these because they were weird or I didn’t have answers for them.)

This is a challenge that’s been circulating the internet, not a tag.  So If you want to do it, do it!
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Slightly Strange Writing Prompts

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There’s only so many post titles you can make up for writing prompts.  Don’t judge me. 😉  More writing prompts, in order to celebrate the making of this blog, which started sometime this month, last year?  (Wow, that’s a lot of commas.)  I honestly can’t remember when.  My first drafts were writing prompts though, so…. ta-da! Continue reading

Writing a Villain as Your Protagonist

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There’s something in me that just likes the gray areas.  In a world that’s all different colors, it feels like most characters in fiction are either black or white.  (Evil or good.)  To me, character and plot go hand in hand.  

But I’ve always like writing villains.  Actually, I think they’re more fun to write than heroes.  

Sometimes I think that the hero’s stories are told so often, that we forget that there are more people that can be protagonists than just heroes. Continue reading

#Hello2017.5

I like making sarcastic posts.  This is one of them.

Recall, if you can, to all the posts around the last week of December/ first week in January.  If you can’t remember, I’ll tell you.  There was lots of “Goodbye, 2016, you were an awful year.”  And “Hello 2017!  I have resolutions and goals and you’re going to be an awesome year, not like 2016!”  Do you remember now?

Yeah.  I got a little sick of it too.  After all, years are just a celebration of making it once around the sun.  Like, YAY!  We made it around again!  I wasn’t too sure that we’d make it this time!  And  by the time 2018 rolls around (it’ll be here before you know it) everyone will hate 2017 and applaud 2018 just because.  

So I got thinking.  (Always a dangerous business.) Continue reading