Plotting, pantsing, and everything in between

I used to think I was a plotter. I'm a pretty organised person in general, I always outlined my essays at university, and I've always struggled to write without having an idea of where the story's going. No matter what kind of outlining method I tried, however, I'd get partway through and then find I … Continue reading Plotting, pantsing, and everything in between

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Outlander, The Raven Cycle, and accuracy in fiction

I try not to be too much of a stickler for accuracy in fiction, because I appreciate that good storytelling transcends fact. At the same time, however, a lack of accuracy pulls me out of the world the author’s created, impairing my ability to enjoy the story. An interesting case is that of the UK … Continue reading Outlander, The Raven Cycle, and accuracy in fiction

Waiting on Wednesday: The Vanishing Throne

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, dedicated to spotlighting upcoming releases. This week's selection is Elizabeth May's upcoming The Vanishing Throne, sequel to The Falconer. From Goodreads: My name is Lady Aileana Kameron. First the fae murdered my mother. Then they destroyed my world. Now I’m fighting for more than revenge. … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: The Vanishing Throne

Bloodlines, by Richelle Mead

The world of Bloodlines is at once familiar and unusual. It's an unusual take on the usual vampire myth, with two races of vampiric beings: the mortal, human-like Moroi, and the immortal, monstrous Strigoi. The Moroi, though magical, are physically weak, and are guarded from the Strigoi by the semi-human dhampirs. Throw in the Alchemists, … Continue reading Bloodlines, by Richelle Mead

Waiting on Wednesday: Truthwitch

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, dedicated to spotlighting upcoming releases. This week's selection is the first installment in a quartet by one of my favourite writers, Susan Dennard: (on a sidenote, isn't that an absolutely beautiful cover?) Truthwitch, by Susan Dennard (The Witchlands #1) Summary from Goodreads: On … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Truthwitch