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Recent Reads: "A Dance With Dragons" by George R.R. Martin

A Dance With Dragons (A Song Of Fire And Ice, Book #5)
George R.R. Martin
Epic Fantasy
959 pages (hardcover)


In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. 1,474 more words


The Confidence Arc

One of my favorite character stereotypes is the confident character.  Richard Campbell Gansey III, Dorian Havilliard, even Valerie Solomon from Tessa Gratton’s story on Merry Sisters of Fate… 987 more words


On Suicide in Works of Fiction

Before we begin, let me remind you that this blog is about storytelling with a particular interest in fiction. Any statements made in this essay in regards to suicide are in regards to suicide’s presentation in works of FICTION and should not be taken as my personal thoughts on the reality of the subject. 990 more words

Weekday Shorts

Pity for the Snake

I never again want to see a snake torn into four pieces.

My husband and I returned to our new home in a new state after running one of a hundred errands required by such a change. 231 more words

Developing Character Arcs

My favorite books are ones where characters grow or are revealed throughout a book. Even if a character doesn’t grow, when I learned more about them as the story flowed along I was much more interested in the story as a whole than I would have been if I had learned everything about that character at the beginning. 622 more words


Is This Sexist? The Bechdel and Mako Mori Tests Are Here to Help

The other day I was reading an agent’s blog and came across two types of tests she prefers that novels pass before queries are submitted to her. 510 more words


To Plot or Not To Plot

It’s been a while since I last posted a blog, I promise that I didn’t forget about you.

Many things lay claim to my attention in the course of the day and it’s very easy to tell myself that I haven’t got time to squeeze in a bit of writing at the end of it, although if I’m honest, it’s likely to have been the draw of the log burner in the living room during the despairingly long winter that’s kept me away from the keyboard. 357 more words