Book Review: The Life She was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

If you’ve read any of my blogs before, you’ll probably have guessed I love reading historical books, whether it’s the classics or modern books that take a look back in history. I’m especially interested in books that examine a unique time and place in history. This is the reasoning behind why I got this book … Continue reading Book Review: The Life She was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

My Top 9 Favorite Banned Books

This week was the American Library Association’s (ALA) yearly Banned Books week (Sep. 24-30), meant to encourage intellectual freedom. Throughout history, certain books have been banned for various reasons—some understandable and some really stupid. However, some of these books are so great I cannot imagine why anyone would ban them. And yet it happens. So, … Continue reading My Top 9 Favorite Banned Books

Book Review: A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

Most of my content on this blog had veered towards writing and reviewing classical books, but do not get the impression that I don’t have very vocal thoughts for recent books that I’ve read. So today I’m starting a new series; that of book reviews. If all my lovely followers like this, or hate it, … Continue reading Book Review: A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

Clothing Your Characters

In any story, characters are probably the most important aspect. But just how important are the clothes they wear? The answer is simple: extremely important. Most authors don’t realize just how important fashion is in fiction. So today, I’m going to be talking about just that: character fashion, its importance in stories, and some tips … Continue reading Clothing Your Characters

Top 9 Incredible Children’s Book Series

It is so important to give kids a love of books from a young age, indoctrinating them into the cult of literature. But personally, I have always thought the children’s books should serve multiple purposes. Of course they should be fun. However, children’s books, in my opinion, should also have a level of informative value … Continue reading Top 9 Incredible Children’s Book Series

The Perfect Title: Tips to Picking a Great Title for Your Story

There are three things that draw the attention of potential readers to a book in a bookstore. Cover, author, and title. Covers must appear attractive, eye-catching. Familiarity with authors’ names can prompt purchases. But titles are important for many reasons. A good title must both draw the reader in and be something familiar. Often from … Continue reading The Perfect Title: Tips to Picking a Great Title for Your Story

15 Tips to be a Better Writer

Read books that challenge you Whether it challenges your beliefs (opening your mind to new cultures, places, and people) or your vocabulary, reading books that you wouldn’t usually read is a great way of deepening your own writing. Write every day This is a tip you hear a lot, but I’ll expand it a bit. … Continue reading 15 Tips to be a Better Writer