Month: October 2013

  • 7 Reasons to Keep Reading

    Seeing as last week I looked at 7 reasons I abandon books, I thought this week I’d look at 7 reasons I fall in love with an author. And believe me, from the over-loaded bookshelves in my library and the length of my TBR (to be read) list, I like to fall in love with…

  • Tropes: Love them, Loathe them

    Every genre has their tropes, and the sub-genres, too. I must confess that I wasn’t familiar with the term until recently, but I knew what it meant. Google and Wikipedia define it as: A literary trope is the use of figurative language. For example, the sitting United States administration might be referred to as “Washington”.…

  • 7 Sins to Avoid: Or, why I abandon books

    Have you ever started out loving an author and their books, and ended up despising the books and the writing? It’s a funny thing that I think about sometimes, being a writer myself. I try to be very forgiving of authors, because goodness knows we aren’t perfect. And I don’t expect an author to be…

  • The Need for Power: Telepathy and misunderstanding

    So now I’ve missed two posts inΒ  row, with last Friday and than this Monday. My only excuse is for Monday, which was a holiday. But it’s been that sort of week where I have determined I very certainly need a superpower. I choose telepathy, where I will have the ability to drill my thoughts,…

  • What I’m Reading: Libriomancer

    I have a book recommendation for you. It’s a fun one, and be warned: this is the kind of book that will make you want to forget all the things you should be doing and just go off and read. πŸ™‚ To follow with my recent love affair with urban fantasy, I’m reading Libriomancer (Magic…

  • Writing Past Fear, Past Exhaustion, Past Excuses

    I write this Friday night as I’m trying once again to be one top of things. We’ll see if it last until Wednesday. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I’ve been reading a few great blogs recently about fear, carpe diem, the things that can hold writers back and the things we need to remember so it doesn’t.Β  And…

  • Glossary of Wacky Words I Love (And Use)

    This week’s post is technically just about the Regency Period. Instead, I wanted to provide a brief glossary of words I enjoy, and which I use (sometimes to the confusion of others).Β  Please forgive my definitions, as any mistakes are certainly my own. Bow Street – reference to the Bow Street Runners or Bow Street…

  • Paranormal Utopia

    While my original intent was to consider dragons, considering the kind of week it’s been, I’ve decided I wanted to look at why I love paranormals and their magical powers, especially writing them. Because I get to be a god. Okay, so that was a bit short, hmm? πŸ˜‰ Let me explain. See, life is…