When I’m a Millionaire, I’m Going to Spend it ALL On Books

Time for some more new-to-me authors and a few bite sized reviews. If I ever win some sort of lottery, the money will go towards books, shelves to hold the books, more books, and if I have enough, a book barn. Like a literal barn, stuffed full of literature. Writers must read, and read a [...]

Rejected Book Titles

So self-publishing is a thing, which is awesome. The author has total control over content, editing, cover art and titles. Like every great power, though, this is one that has to be used responsibly. When it comes to titles, this power is sometimes *too* mighty. Look, I know titles are hard but there are certain [...]

Writing the Good Bad Boy

The Brooding Bad Boy* as a trope (otherwise known as Damaged With a Heart of Gold, Alpha Male, or Redeemed Rake, depending on what time period you're writing) seems to be huge, ESPECIALLY in YA literature right now. Dark romance and angst as a plot line are trending, which means the Bad Boys are everywhere. [...]

The 10 Totally Made-Up Commandments of Querying

Just for fun, and because sarcasm is my second language. The process of querying is hard on the soul (lets not even go near my ego for a while, it's crouched in the corner and I think I hear sobbing) so I blow off some steam by writing with humor about the process. Look, it's [...]

15 Sparkly Fun Fail Safe Ways to Get People to Buy Your Book, Guaranteed*

*By "Guaranteed" I mean "I have no idea, take these suggestions at your own risk, this list is just for fun, please don't sue me when it isn't fail safe and doesn't work"* In a pure and noble world we would be able to write as an expression of our deepest souls, to share the [...]