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How Many Characters Do You Need?

Now, we all know you need a protagonist. If you have no protagonist, you have no story. Your protagonist can be anything – it doesn’t even have to be a person. Heck, you can write a story from the POV of a house, or a cat, or a cup of tea. But you need a protagonist. That’s the easy part. […]

Author Interview with Gordon A. Long

I’m interviewing Gordon A. Long today, author of fantasy novel “Zoysana’s Choice”. Welcome! Author Interview When did you know you wanted to be an author? The quick answer is that I didn’t; it just happened. I started out as a theatre director, and soon discovered that the theatre does everything backwards. They get a play written by somebody they don’t […]

Author Interview with Robert Downs

Today I’m interviewing Robert Downs, author of thriller “The Convenient Escape”. Author Interview 1)      When did you know you wanted to be an author? I’ve always enjoyed reading, and when I was younger being read to, and I’ve dabbled in song lyrics, or what I refer to as really bad poetry. But it wasn’t until I watched Finding Forrester that […]

Meet a Monster: Sirens

My current WIP, titled#JanuaryWIP (working title, and I’m lazy and I’m horrible at coming up with proper titles) deals with sirens. Like most fantasy fans, I already knew a thing or two about sirens. They’re usually female, lived on an island and lured sailors to their death by singing haunting songs. But what’s in a name? Half-Birds, Not Mermaids Perhaps […]

Movie Review: Rogue One: A Star Was Story

If you haven’t heard about Rogue One yet, then I’m willing to bet you spent the last months hiding under a rock somewhere or you were accidentally involved in the zombie apocalypse on another planet and have just returned home. Rogue One is a Star Wars spinoff, which means that while it’s set in the same universe, it features new […]

Monday Musings #40

Monday Musings is a post in which I talk about my writing goals for the upcoming week, and the progress I made on my goals for the past week. Here’s my list of goals for last week. The goals scratched through are the ones I accomplished. Write one short story for #AShortStoryAWeek. Edit short story I finished writing last week. […]

Author Interview Eidolons

Today I’m interviewing Harrison Fountain, author of literary fantasy “Eidolons”. Welcome to my blog! Author Interview When did you know you wanted to be an author? I always did it as a kid. I was the kid who finished first on every test so I had a lot of free time to write stories till I filled my 6th grade […]

Harry Potter Expo

Last week, I went to the Harry Potter expo with two friends. This exposition featured costumes and gadgets from the movies, creatures they had made for in the movies, wands, the flying car from the second movie, and even a replica of Hagrid’s cabin. While it was a wonderful experience, definitely for Harry Potter fans, it was slightly dissapointing. Tickets […]

Cover Reveal Sally Sleuth and The Missing Mice

About the Book Title: Sally Sleuth and The Missing Mice Author: Majanka Verstraete Age Group: Lower Grade / Chapter Book Genre: Mystery Sally Sleuth, a fourth-grade self-proclaimed detective, is charged to bring the class’s pet mice home for the evening. But with her brother’s snake crawling around, her dad locking himself up in his office all night, and her mom’s […]