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The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites

by Marie Lu

ISBN13: 9780399167836

4 Cupcakes out of 5

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I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. 845 more words


Stack of Rejections: How to Know When You're Done

Say you’re writing a novel. Say you send it off to agents, indie publishers, friends, your neighbor, and no one wants to give you dollars for it. 422 more words

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Review: All The Bright Places

Hi! I know I’ve been very M.I.A these past couple days. I don’t really have an excuse for it other than I’ve been really lazy. It’s amazing I’ve gotten anything done in the past week or so because of how lazy I’ve felt. 357 more words


The Most Dangerous Book | The Georgia Review, Spring ’15
In the latest issue of The Georgia Review, I review Kevin Birmingham’s The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s  43 more words

The Forever Unrequited Lovelorn Loser

This paragraph was to be part of a novel I began writing in early 2008.

The forever unrequited lovelorn loser buys 69 Love Songs on a whim after his first sweetheart breaks up with him and is heartened when he hears a man singing about taking Prozac to be able to sleep at night and how the only thing he ever felt for someone, in disbelief, was not real, or, if you don’t cry, then you just don’t feel it deep enough, and the boy thinks, as he listens, that maybe somebody else out there has had the same feelings, and he feels a little better. 686 more words

5 Awesome Horror Book Covers

A caution: Unless otherwise stated, I make no claims to the quality of the prose, I’m merely an admirer of the art.  My inspiration is basically books that, were I to spy them on a shelf when I was a kid, I would have felt scared, intrigued, and like my mom would be super mad at me for even looking at them. 256 more words


How to write a book like Dan Brown?

Just follow these simple steps

  1. Start book with the murder of a famous person.
  2. The villain asks for a thing or a location. The famous person refuses, so he’s killed.
  3. 313 more words
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