I took a break from blogging during November to focus on Nanowrimo but I finished reading several books and got behind on my write-ups. I'm going to try to do these books justice despite having let them sit for too long before writing down my thoughts. I read January First by Michael Schofield in record … Continue reading January First by Michael Scholfield
So in one corner, there's fiction. Made up, though just as often as not, inspired by some real stuff. In the other corner, memoir. The Truth, capital T, unless specifically noted, liked "names changed to protect my ass." But somewhere in the middle, there's this weird subgenre called fictionalized memoir. What is it, and when do you … Continue reading Defining Fictionalized Memoir
If you're looking for diversity reads, this article is a winner. I have two of these on my shelf at home and third on hold at the library. Go, readers, go!
Tiny Habits takes one and two. I tried this out, and so should you!
So my friend Kassandra Klay and I co-taught a workshop entitled "Genre Wars: Romance vs. Erotica." We talked about the similarities and differences of the two, and we talked about how blurry the line can get sometimes. All in all, we had a blast teaching an impressive turn out all about it! For anyone curious … Continue reading Genre Wars: Romance vs. Erotica
I wanted you to know that I may have become obsessed with my Happy Planner and buying stickers on Etsy...
So. How did your Nanowrimo turn out this year? Did it feel easier or harder than previous years? Did you develop any new habits that helped or hindered? Did you meet, fall short of, or exceed your expectations? My worst habit this year was waiting until the last minute to do a daily entry, making … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2017 in Review
Whatever you did or didn't accomplish this Nanowrimo November 2017, give yourself a hug, some chocolate, some sleep. It is done. Breathe.
Nanowrimo is a time of solemn peace and reflection... Hah! Just kidding. It's chaotic, and nerve-wracking, and completely insane! I've written about preparing before (in 2016, 2015 here and here, 2014 here and here...) so this time I'm just going to say: do it. You'll be glad and proud you did. It is 1,000% worth … Continue reading Nano Real Talk, Calendars, and Memes
My latest read was Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. Okorafor does a splendid job of placing her work in the stream of those that have come before, and it struck me that this would be another volume particularly suited for providing you with a list of "books mentioned in another book" (No. 50 on the … Continue reading Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor