Tag Archives: The Scorpio Races

I Am Story

currently playing on my earbuds: Into the Sun by Bassnectar (I needed something really HAPPENING on this agonizingly hot day) As both reader and writer, I love analyzing why I get so attached to certain characters. What about them feels true … Continue reading

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Great First Lines

now playing on my iPod: Twin Rivers by Big Scary Let me start by saying that I enjoy all sorts of first lines in books. Ironic, atmospheric, simple, poignant, funny. Writers, don’t think you stink because your first line is … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Writing Stories Someone Might Actually Want to Read

currently playing on my iPod: Oceans by Twin Atlantic Want your novel to not suck? Try these three techniques. 1. Figure out what you LOVE about your favorite movies/TV shows and include whatever-that-is in your story. imdb.com I love BBC … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books that Make You Think

currently playing on my iPod: Angels by xx 1. Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis It’s an old school one, for sure, but it brings you into a world where everything makes sense. Creatures live in such peaceful … Continue reading

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The Scorpio Races: Literary YA

now playing on my iPod: Safe and Sound by The Civil Wars and Taylor Swift (just saw them in concert last night–wowsa) Maggie Stiefvater’s new novel, THE SCORPIO RACES, drops us into the salty, bloody world of Thisby, a fictional settlement reminiscent of a … Continue reading

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