Gregor and the Code of Claw: A Lasting Impact

8dbba17559ea3bdecf51bd0e4958195cGregor and the Code of Claw is the fifth and last book in the Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins.

I love this series (if you couldn’t tell…). Eight years ago, I had stopped rereading Chronicles of Narnia, my first book love. I wasn’t read much fantasy at that time- sticking mainly to mysteries or other ‘real world’ genres. But then I got this entire series as a birthday gift and devoured it in four days. Continue reading

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When This World Doesn’t Fit

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Do you ever have that feeling that the world just doesn’t fit right? It’s this overpowering feeling that you’re not doing enough, a longing to live, coupled with the realization that nothing you do will ever fulfill this need.

I get it the most after reading or watching a particularly good story, or when listening to a certain type of music. For me, currently, it’s a mixture of Rogue One and Lord Huron’s Lonesome Dreams album, but really, anything good can set it off.

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Making Character Aesthetics: How, and 3 1/2 Reasons Why

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If I use one of my character aesthetics, I’d get arrested for copyright infringement (Pinterest doesn’t exactly cite its sources)

So, Writeousness hasn’t been around much lately. I have a manuscript I’m deeply in love with, but it’s not the passionate love of a new relationship. It’s more of a married-for-decades type of love.

Which makes editing dismal.

I needed some way to rekindle the flame of my affections. First, I reread some of my favorite scenes (works way better than you’d think) and second, I made character aesthetics.

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