OWL reviews: Sorcerer to the Crown

So many feels, TOO MANY FEELS. Here’s my OWL review for Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho!

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OWL reviews: Violent Ends

La Toya’s first book review video is finally here, and it’s not to be missed! Check out what she had to say about Violent Ends, a YA anthology.

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Scratch that. Rewrite it.

The first draft—the bane of every writer’s existence. It’s the most difficult to complete; it’s the worst in every way; and if you DO finally finish it, you have to go back and basically rewrite the whole thing anyway.

The difference in difficulty between the first and second draft is monumental in some ways. With the first draft, you have to create something from nothing. You have an idea in your head, maybe an outline if you’re an organized writer, but nothing else exists until you make it so. It’s daunting.

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OWL reviews: The Ask and the Answer

The first book feelnalysis of 2016 is a doozy: The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness, the second book of the Chaos Walking trilogy!

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Dusting off

Sometimes, we all need a break. From side projects, from other people’s demands, from our own expectations of ourselves. There are infinite things, really, that may inundate us to the point of collapse if we don’t occasionally shut the door on them.

The important thing is to open that door again.

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OWL reviews: Welcoming La Toya!

First video of 2016 comes with some big news! My friend La Toya has joined OWL reviews as a second reviewer. She’s great, so be sure to check out her first video here:

And you can find La Toya in a few other places around the Internet: GoodreadsTwitter, and Facebook!

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Also, fear not! I am planning to do my first regular blog post of 2016 soon. 🙂 Thanks for sticking around, friends and fellow writers.

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OWL reviews: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

It’s the last OWL reviews of 2015! Ending on a high note: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

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Thanks for watching my first attempts at a vlog this year; I’m hoping to make some improvements in 2016, so stay tuned for that.

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The NaNoWriMo experience

Nano

The day I broke 10K.

It’s the last day of NaNoWriMo today—or National Novel Writing Month, for those unfamiliar with the abbreviation. In my post about writer’s block, which I know was SO LONG AGO in Internet time, I announced my intention to participate despite experiencing a frustrating dry spell in my writing.

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OWL reviews: The Martian

In this OWL reviews, I talk about two of my favorite things: space and science! The Martian by Andy Weir has plenty of both of those things.

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3-4-1: Three Tales Told Nine Ways now available!

3-4-1

Cover of the short story anthology 3-4-1.

I am SO HAPPY to let you all know that 3-4-1: Three Tales Told Nine Ways, the illustrated short story anthology I put together with two of my friends and three wonderful illustrators, is now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback!

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