On My Shelf: This Dark Endeavor

I love me a good prequel. They’re basically fanfictions of great literature, and we all know how I feel about fanfiction. So Kenneth Oppel‘s This Dark Endeavor, aka the story of teenage Victor Frankenstein beginning to exhibit an alarming affinity for creepy, risky science, was right up my alley. It’s got prissy, old-timey prose, secret passages, […] Read more…

March 14 Writing Update!

So, guess who reached a milestone in her writing life yesterday? I now have 90,755 words in my WIP and 97,668 in the giant Word document where I keep all the stuff that cut from my novel. I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to the stuff I’ve written. I don’t really throw […] Read more…

10 of the Most Unique Books I’ve Read

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. Uniqueness is basically the writer’s holy grail. We want unique plots, unique characters, unique conflicts, unique worlds, unique plot twists, unique writing styles…basically, we want everything we do to be one-of-a-kind. That’s a pretty unattainable goal, but luckily for us, a little uniqueness […] Read more…