My Top 10 Reads of 2020

Hello, dear readers! Another year has come and gone. 2020 held a lot of surprises for me-- some were unpleasant, but quite a few were also huge answers to prayer. Often, they were a mixture of both. I sold my horse, but the new owners are people we know, and they're showering him with loving … Continue reading My Top 10 Reads of 2020

30 Bookish Gift Ideas That Are Perfect For This Christmas

Hello, dear readers! Is anyone else surprised that Christmas is just around the corner? Many of the people who I've talked to are scrambling to finish Christmas shopping and preparations, because-- with all the craziness this year has brought-- the holidays have crept up on us. Hence the reason that a number of the gift … Continue reading 30 Bookish Gift Ideas That Are Perfect For This Christmas

Dawnshard Book Review | Long Novellas and Legendary Islands

Hello, dear readers, You know what I love about epic fantasy? Among many other reasons, I love that we get "novellas" the size of novels. Seriously, it makes the long waits between books much more bearable. Dawnshard by Brandon Sanderson weighs in at 209 pages, once again making me wish I possessed Sanderson's talent for … Continue reading Dawnshard Book Review | Long Novellas and Legendary Islands

Mirrored Beauty: A Flash Fiction | Inktober is Hijacked by Writers

Hello, dear readers, I know what you're thinking-- Isn't Inktober for artists? Well, yes, you're correct. However, several writers realized the prompts could also work wonderfully for inspiring flash fiction pieces. I'm the first to admit that although I enjoy dabbling in art, I prioritize writing far more, so I'd much rather sit down to … Continue reading Mirrored Beauty: A Flash Fiction | Inktober is Hijacked by Writers

3 Elements that Make a Story’s Ending Satisfying | The Dark Knight Rises

Hello, dear readers, Endings: the bane of any writer's existence. Not only do they have the pressure of tying up countless threads elegantly and satisfyingly, they can also make or break a story. This is why I find conclusions daunting to write. But when all the right notes are hit, and the final chord strikes … Continue reading 3 Elements that Make a Story’s Ending Satisfying | The Dark Knight Rises