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Discussion: Writers who cross genres

Hello bookworms! For this post, I want to discuss how authors who work across multiple genres really get to flex their writing skills. Sometimes you’ll notice that an author injects a little bit of their other genres into their various projects. I find that doing this really opens up genres to trope inversions, new ideas, […]

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Discussion: The generational story of A Secret History of Witches

Generations as story telling: How the book does it For those unfamiliar with A Secret History of Witches, the book’s formatting is told in generations. Each section is titled “The Book of _” and told from the POV of one of the women in a line of witches, beginning with Nanette. The chain stretches from […]

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Discussion: Moral Greyness in the face of Corruption

We all know the typical morally grey protagonist pretty well I’d say. They usually have a traumatic backstory, where they perhaps had a more idealistic view of the world and then suffered a terrible tragedy sending them into a more nuanced world of justice. Perhaps they are a reluctant hero, or an antihero, trudging along […]

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Discussion: Multi POV vs. Single POV

Hello book bees! Today I’d like to discuss the pros and cons of multiple POV versus a single POV. Point of view characters in a multi POV work may be small side characters ranging to the main players of the work, whereas a single POV character is usually the primary protagonist of a work. There […]

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Discussion: Is Posthumous Publishing Okay?

Hi there book bees. Today I want to talk about posthumous publishing, AKA the publishing of a work by a writer after that writer’s death. Sometimes the publication is of unfinished works, other times of finished but unpublished works. There’s a lot of factors that go into posthumous publishing but one of the major one […]

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Discussion: Cliffhangers, love ’em or hate ’em?

I’m not going to lie to you book bees, I am an absolute hypocrite. As you may have noticed in my review of Clarissa’s Warning and A Prison in the Sun before that, I really don’t like when authors leave you on a ridiculous cliffhanger with no resolution. It’s part of the reason I’ve gotten […]

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D&D Series

D&D Series #6: Building a Story

What is a D&D Story about? A story in D&D is about people, usually, but also often has themes of an overarching struggle. This struggle may be to find yourself, to save yourself, to save others, to find family, or any number of blended themes in between. In one campaign I played the story was […]

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D&D Series #2: Backstories and Payoff

Backstories: What they are and how to write them To start with, yes, obviously backstories are the stories that tell what happened in a character’s life up to the point the campaign starts. I imagine most people are able to figure that out from the word itself. But in Dungeons and Dragons, backstories can be […]

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Monthly Wrap Up

March 2020 Wrap Up

What I read this month Sea Witch (Sea Witch #1) by Sarah Henning, 4 stars Piper Prince (Forbidden Forest #2) by Amber Argyle, 3 stars The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg, 4 stars Freddie Mercury: A Life, in His Own Words by Freddie Mercury, 3 stars American Witches: A Broomstick Tour Through […]

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Discussion: YA vs Adult Fantasy

Why hello book bees! I hope that you’re prepared to read a lot of rambling thoughts about fantasy books, because that’s what I’ve got in store for this post! Personally, I am always conflicted about this topic because I love fantasy, but I’m not a huge fan of YA protagonists and tropes. I appreciate a […]