The Wonders of Short Stories

You probably know what a short story is. But some of you might think along the lines of, "Bah, what's so great about short stories!? I'll stick to writing my series of fiction books, thanks." I'm aware that there are cons to short stories: You have to condense everything as much as possible. You can't …

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When you get frustrated with writing (and a few tips on how to help)

Remember how I wrote a post about writer's block? Well, in a way this is slightly related to it as this post is going to be about the times you get frustrated with writing in general. There are going to be times, I'm sure, when you're frustrated with writing. Not because you have writer's block, …

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Book Review: Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider

DISCLAIMER: THIS BOOK REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS. DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU DON'T MIND SPOILERS OR YOU'VE ALREADY READ THE BOOK. I have a feeling most of you know the Dragon Age franchise already. The book I'm reviewing for this time, Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider is supposed to be the prequel to the game Dragon …

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Book Review: The Novice by Taran Matharu

DISCLAIMER: JUST LIKE THE PREVIOUS BOOK REVIEW I'VE DONE, THIS WILL PROBABLY CONTAIN SPOILERS. DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU DO NOT MIND SPOILERS OR YOU'VE ALREADY READ THE BOOK. This time, the book I've read is called The Novice by Taran Matharu. It takes place in a fantasy type of universe this time. Here is the summary …

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Book Review: Ticker by Lisa Mantchev

DISCLAIMER: THERE WILL MOST LIKELY BE SPOILERS FOR EVERY SINGLE BOOK REVIEW I POST UP. AVOID READING UNLESS YOU DON'T MIND SPOILERS OR YOU'VE ALREADY READ THE BOOK. I was expecting quite a bit when I picked up the book Ticker by Lisa Mantchev. The book's summary consists of the following: "When Penny Farthing nearly dies, brilliant …

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The portrayal of race in fiction books

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS BASICALLY ALL MY OPINION. NONE OF IT IS FACT, IT IS SIMPLY MY OPINION. FEEL FREE TO DISAGREE WITH ANY OF THE OPINION I GIVE HERE, BUT NO BASHING, PLEASE. This post is about my opinion on the portrayal of race in fiction books. The whole issue with the portrayal of race in fictional …

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What is Freedom?

I've been playing this game (it's on Facebook if you want to play it) called "The Panic Room: House of Secrets."  Basically, in the game, you are trying to get out of this manor (which you have no idea how you were brought here) that a mysterious man called the Puppeteer owns. However, to accomplish …

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Writer’s Block (and a few ways to get past it)

I have a feeling that people go through this sort of situation at least once in their lives, if not multiple times: You're having a great time writing, and you're just almost done writing this fanfic, or original short story, or something, when all of a sudden, your mind goes blank. Musical numbers of doom go off in your …

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Fanfiction lingo that you may encounter

Remember how I mentioned in my last post about fanfiction very briefly about pairings? I just realized only now that there is a whole bunch of fanfiction lingo besides pairings that you may not be familiar with, so I'll do my best to explain at least a couple of them. PersonAxPersonB: If there is an …

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What is Fanfiction?

A lot of the time when people ask me what I write, I usually tell them that I write fanfiction. Usually the response I get is this or some variation of the same thing: "What is fanfiction?" Based on having this as a frequently-asked-question being presented to me, I have a very good feeling that …

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