Archive for: September 2016

Writing
Short Story: Buffalo Run
September 27, 2016
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Finally it is ready for release, my new short story titled “Buffalo Run.” It’s a story set in Yosemite Valley in a dystopian future (don’t worry, no teenagers!). The idea came while going through stream of consciousness exercises for my screenwriting class earlier in the year. The exercise started off by finding a picture in […]
Book Review
Review: The Crown Tower
September 16, 2016
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The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan This has been the fantasy series I’ve been looking for. The characters are fun and well drawn out, the plot is not convoluted, and the writing flows easily. Having read a lot of epic fantasies lately, I really enjoyed reading a book that I could finish within a […]
Writing
Writing Strong, Likable Female Characters is Tough
September 14, 2016
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I have grown up around strong women my entire life. My mother is and always was a firecracker, never afraid to speak her mind to any and all who got in her way. My sister was also strong but in a quieter way. She is one of the sweetest persons I’ve ever known but she […]
Book Review
Review: The Summer Dragon
September 2, 2016
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The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The first thing that stood out for me was the writing. One would think that someone who has spent their professional life illustrating books rather than writing them would be lacking in the prose department. Any assumption along those lines proved highly inaccurate in […]