Category: critics

Top Four Mistakes Writers Make

Hey, everyone! It’s me again. This blog is set to correspond with my new Author Series on YouTube. Be sure to watch the video (HERE), as well! Today, I wanted to talk about, what I consider, the Top Five Mistakes Writers Make. Thing is, there are more. Many, many more. What I have tried to […]

Book Review: BRAVE NEW GIRLS, Tales of Girls & Gadgets

I recently received a copy of the newest sci-fi anthology, BRAVE NEW GIRLS. I have stated a few times that I am not a fan of short stories, and for that matter, anthologies. However, I will admit this was a book of shorts I was looking forward to reading. I just hoped I wouldn’t be […]

Book Review: The Black Minute

The Black Minute is the third book I have read by award winning author, Christopher Valen. To start this off, I want to say that I am thoroughly enjoying the John Santana novels. If you are looking for police procedural books that are crisp and tightly knit thrillers, there really is no reason not to […]

I Am One of the Infected

When I started writing, the goal was to write YA. The reason behind it stemmed from my reading of, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. That was the first book I ever read. I was fourteen at the time. I wanted to write about teen angst and stuff Hinton covered in her novels. After that, I […]

Writing Is Like Having A Baby

Writing a novel is about telling a story; about creating characters and making them real, three-dimensional. The process, I assume, is a lot like pregnancy. You spend months and months getting ready for the manuscript to be completed. You worry about it while you are writing. You try to feed your imagination with with relevant […]