My Author Journey (July, 2018)

This month, my major focus has been to get Death Warden ready for pitching and submission. I contracted a line editor to help me with the book, and I’ll admit, it is a little weird having someone actually go in and start messing with my words. I’ll have some tips based on what I learned…

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Writer’s Blog Roundup (June, 2018)

Here are my five favorite posts from the last month: 1 . Art’s Highest Purpose: to Complicate Our Feelings by Peter Selgin url: https://www.janefriedman.com/arts-highest-purpose/ I thought this was interesting. For me, evoking emotion is a hallmark of great writing, but I like the idea of creating a dissonance within the reader’s personal reaction. 2. How…

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Love It, Review It, Give It Away: Sufficiently Advanced Magic By Andrew Rowe

This month’s giveaway book is Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe, an indie fantasy with a vivid world, labyrinth puzzles, and a complex magic system. For people looking for clean fantasy without the grittiness and sexuality of things like George R. R. Martin, this book is a good fit. There are a few romantic overtones, but no relationships ever materialize and the violence is very tame and mostly monster-focused.

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My Review of the Nubé Hammock Shelter: Why I’ll Never Sleep on the Ground Again

REVIEW IN BRIEF: Throw out your ground tent and buy this. Seriously. It beats our traditional tent in almost every way. It’s lightweight, low space, and amazing comfort are almost too good to be true.

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