Allegiance Blog Tour!

AllegianceBlogTour

I have the pleasure to take a part in the blog tour for Disowned, book one in the Allegiance series by Sarah Addison-Fox today!

I’ve been in a reading slump lately, and wasn’t expecting too much from the book, to be honest.  I started reading this book, and read. all. night.  Seriously, I was up way past midnight reading this. 

So I’m super excited to give you my review of the book 😀

First, here’s the details: Continue reading

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Quirky Character Quirks

It snowed here.  It only snows a few times here, and the snow isn’t that great typically.  But we got a several inches, and I went out for a while.

Small thoughts:

  • snow covered trees change the whole landscape
  • fog on snow is really pretty (not if you’re skiing, then it’s terrifying)
  • my dog could be a model for a hallmark Christmas card.  he likes to sit and stare up at the falling snow.
  • that crunch when you step on dry snow
  • it’s so quiet outdoors (unless you’re one of those people who like to scream to break the silence)

While I was outside, I was thinking about characters.  I half expected to find a lamp post in the middle of my woods, but that sadly didn’t happen.  I wondered if I’d be able survive if I did find Narnia, considering that a lot of the food there (turkish delight for example) would not be good.  On one hand, the evil White Witch wouldn’t bother me because I don’t eat sweets, but on the other, could I survive? Continue reading

Animals + Fantasy

I thought this day would never come.  I actually posted an art post.  *cue applause*  I had the wonderful idea to combine fantasy elements like wings and horns to normal animals.  I started this last year, with the cat/dragon, and then never continued.  

Then a few days ago, I did all at once.  This is, by far, the longest amount of time I have spent working on a post. 

(Note:  I’m calling these concept art.  Not final products by any means.) Continue reading

the witch’s children- part two

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Hello!  If you somehow didn’t realize that I posted a part one, this could be confusing.  So please read part one before part two. 

But here’s where we left off last time, in case you forgot:

“Well, one thing’s for certain: they won’t take you away while I’m still alive.”  I wondered why the villagers cared so much about rescuing the children from me, a “monster,” when they did nothing to rescue the children from the real monsters in the village.

“Gather the children and have them get inside the cottage,” I directed Tara, putting the stuffed toy to the side.  

“What about you?”  Ash asked.

“I’m going out to meet them.” Continue reading

the witch’s children- short story

witch's childrenIt’s almost Christmas!!!

Thus, the lovely “snow” falling on the webpage.  But I’m avoiding a small thing:

I haven’t posted lately. 

There’s many reasons for that, but a big reason I don’t post Stories in general is because the stories I write are a part of me.  I have to be vulnerable to put these writings up to the scary internet.  My stories can be attacked every time I put them up, and then I spiral into self doubt and negativity, and that’s always a fun place to be in. Continue reading

The Cursed Queen (A Snow White Story)

cursed queenMy English teacher just discovered fanfiction.  Let’s just say that she was more than a little horrified.  My English teacher likes normal, traditional novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables.  So, we all got a rant about fanfiction.  The whole rant went something like this:

“Have you ever heard of a thing called fanfiction?”

Since most of us are nerds, we all said yes.  

“Do you know what it is?”

We all said yes.  

“Well it’s garbage.” 

To be fair, she was looking at Pride and Prejudice fanfics.  I would expect people who write p&p fanfics to be slightly more cultured, but it turns out that my dear English teacher was horrified that anyone could take a perfectly good story with perfectly good characters and a perfectly good plot and change it.   Continue reading

I Attempt a Rewrite

I found a notebook while cleaning my room recently.  (You find all sorts of things when you clean your room, don’t you?)  I was curious, and flipped the notebook open.  I started reading.  Then I remembered I wrote a story on a long car trip in that notebook when I was in fourth grade or somewhere around that age.  I got about a quarter a way through writing the story until I quit because it was basically a Magic Tree House book.  

I still regard it as my first major foray into writing, however.  (I don’t count the numerous fifteen sentence stories I wrote as a kindergartner.)

So, to see how far I’ve come, I decided to rewrite a portion of the story. Continue reading

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