Echo Volume 2: The Taste of Ashes by Kent Wayne After that cliff-hanger of an ending with Volume 1, I jumped right into Volume 2. There were questions I was waiting to have answered, that were masterfully avoided (Volume 3 is on its way)! This book is a non-stop whirlwind of life-or-death fighting, every second … Continue reading Book Review: Echo Volume 2: The Taste of Ashes; by Kent Wayne
Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter; by Kent Wayne Super soldier tech, a bad-ass hero questioning everything he's been taught, a dystopian planet, and a hint of mysticism (or is it?), Kent Wayne's freshman novel melds it all together in the perfect recipe for a fun Science Fiction story. What's not to love? As the pages unfold the … Continue reading Book Review: Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter; by Kent Wayne
Published in 2010, Metagame, by Sam Landstrom is a science fiction novel I found through my Pixel of Ink account. I held onto it for a while before really getting into it, though when I did, it seemed strange that I hadn't dove right in. The world Mr. Landstrom creates is fun, and believable. Opening … Continue reading Book Review: MetaGame; by Sam Lindstrom
Book Reviews: How I Do It A couple of years back, I'd started reviewing books I read, but found it stressful. Most of the reading I do is from self-published, freshman, indie authors who rely on reviews to help get their book read by a wider audience. Was my opinion worthy as to influence the career of … Continue reading My Book Reviews
Chalene Johnson says, "If your friends don't work out, get new friends!" Basically, surround yourself with people who fit who you want to be; people who will help you along your path, not create roadblocks and detours. Brilliant advice I've never met anyone disagree with, but, as with so much great advice, easier said than … Continue reading We Should Be Ashamed
There's a constant debate in my house about my workload. I use the word to refer to everything I try to accomplish in a day. The details are irrelevant as the point is this: I don't care what everyone else does. I don't care how other people look. I don't care. That's not why I … Continue reading Compared to You…
Writing is a craft, a skill, as well as an artistic calling. Our muses get us to the page, but only persevering through the craft of it will some finished thing appear. The latter is where practice has been forgotten.
From Maria Popova's commencement speech for the 2016 graduating class at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication ...But here’s the thing about self-comparison: In addition to making you vacate your own experience, your own soul, your own life, in its extreme it breeds resignation. If we constantly feel that there is something more to … Continue reading When Criticism becomes Cynicism
When we live in the box, we can see what's going on in the box just by looking at the people who live like we do. Why are movies and books so great? They take us away, out of our box, so, for how ever many moments, we're pushing our limits, pushing our experiences, though … Continue reading Square Boxes
I've been staring at my computer for the better part of an hour- literally pulled by the thought that I have't worked on Dragon Soul all weekend, yet really wanting to finish this book series I started and have binge read over every spare moment of the last few days. I think there are two … Continue reading Read or Write?