I'm always on the lookout for fun new places to write, so I just had to share this gem 🙂 Coffeeville Company in Jackson, WI is a diamond in the rough. Jackson is a small town in rural Wisconsin, home to around 6,700 people. My husband and I were just passing through one day when … Continue reading Found a New Writing Space! Coffeeville Company, Jackson WI
5 out of 5 Stars!!! I've been staring at this novel every time we walk into a bookstore, but haven't been able to bring myself to buy it. When I saw the audiobook at my local library, I snatch it up! The Blurb Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice. The Renegades … Continue reading Book Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer
So, this totally happened 🙂 I finished my rough draft for STRANGER THAN STARLIGHT!!! Now it's onto editing! I'm trying a new tactic this time. For previous works, I mostly edited as I went, reading and rereading sections before writing the next chapter. This worked really well for fixing plot holes early on and gave … Continue reading Writing Update aka How to Edit a Rough Draft
3 out of 5 Stars One of the great things about our yearly Friendsmas celebration is getting books that I might not have discovered otherwise. The Buried Giant is one of those books 🙂 The Blurb In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and … Continue reading Book Review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
If you’re new to the site, check out Part 1 of this tutorial- Beastly Cosplay Part 1- Digitigrade Legs. And don't miss Part 2- Beastly Cosplay Part 2- Beastly Claws and Feet. As I've mentioned before, my husband and I love comic conventions, especially C2E2 in Chicago. Although I've cosplayed before, my husband never has. … Continue reading DIY: Beauty and the Beast Cosplay- Part 3
3 out of 5 Stars I was recently introduced to Maggie Stiefvater, reading her book All the Crooked Saints. I loved her hilarious voice and colorful storytelling style, so I figured I'd pick up another series from this awesome author. Some Background For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. … Continue reading Book Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
The ice crunches under my toes. Popping, crackling. I leap to catch the flying flakes, snapping up the cold with numb jaws. Panting breaths fog the air, but the smells are crisp and clear as I tumble and play through heaps of white. What joy to be a dog in winter! Happy Snow Day!