Sword Of Destiny: Review

The main character in this series is Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher who travels the land, taking on odd jobs in villages and cities. He’s a monster slayer, often going into some of the ugliest parts of this world to make it habitable for humanity. He’s unique in that his body has undergone extreme mutations making him faster, stronger and more durable than the average person. Of course this makes him an Other, forcing him to exist on the fringes of society.

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NaNoWriMo Final Week & Wrap Up

NaNoWriMo, like always, reinvigorated me and made me feel more confident as a writer. I’ve learned some things about myself and my writing process. I connected with a lot of new writers who will grow and develop along with me. And I wrote in a genre that always intimidated me in the past. I made some mistakes and missteps, but in the end, it will lead to me developing into the writer that I want to be. 

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NaNoWriMo Week 2

Stories Completed: Creation Story Stories in Progress: Superhero Story Studio Ghibli Inspired Story Total Words Written: 28,249 words Week Summary: This week, I thought I would hit a slump in my writing. I feared I would run out of things to say (a common fear I have anytime I start a new project). But, much […]

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Child Of God: Review

Child of God is unlike any other book I have ever read. It was my first Cormac McCarthy novel and while I certainly plan on reading his other works, I will have to take a break and read something light before plunging into another one of his tales. Child of God follows Lester Ballard, a young man […]

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MFA: Year 1

The school year is over and I am a year and a half away from earning my MFA in Creative Writing. I can’t believe how quickly time flew! And it’s weird, because I had so many doubts when I decided to apply to different MFA programs. But I can honestly say that this past year […]

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Fortune Smiles: Review

Happy Friday everyone! One of my professors likes to say that we need to read from the best so we can look for things to borrow for our own fiction. And I’m trying to follow that advice as often as possible. I decided to read Fortune Smiles because it is an award-winning collection. (It won the National […]

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Overcoming Writer Envy

Writer envy is a new emotion for me. Honestly, before starting my MFA, I never experience strong feelings of envy towards another writer. But recently, I’ve had the misfortune of dealing with strong envious feelings whenever I thought about the successes of some of my classmates. What is writer’s envy? Well, I don’t think there […]

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Out Of My Mind: Review

Ugh! I keep disappearing for long stretches of time. I really need to get better about that.  Before I came across this book, I assumed that most of  Sharon Draper’s books were geared towards the YA crowd. It was a pleasant surprise when I stumbled upon Out Of My Mind in Barnes and Noble. I wanted to […]

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