Apr
9
2014
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C is for Characters of the Protagonist Variety

Written by Patrick Stahl

When talking about great protagonists, the almighty buzz-words are "sympathetic," "competent," "engaging," and "active."

Apr
7
2014
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Book Review: Dr. Stuart's Heart

Written by Lehua Parker

Just a bit longer than your average short story, this novelette is the perfect literary horror escape in the middle of a busy afternoon.

Apr
1
2014
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Book Review: Little Visible Delight

Written by Lehua Parker

A dark horror anthology, this one is flashlight under the covers recommended.

Mar
31
2014
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The ethics of splitting up a long book

Written by Carrie-Anne

If a book is very long on purpose, it's not always a wise decision to split it up into two or more books.

Mar
26
2014
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Sur le Pont d’Avignon, On y Danse

Written by Carrie-Anne

My review of the late Ida Vos's autobiographical middle grade historical, Dancing on the Bridge of Avignon, perhaps her darkest book.

Mar
26
2014
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If You Give a Writer an Idea

Written by Lehua Parker

The real reason it takes so long to write an novel.

Mar
20
2014
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“Oh brave new world that has such people in it”

Written by Carrie-Anne

My review of Aldous Huxley's classic dystopian novel Brave New World.

Mar
20
2014
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Magic: An Analysis of My Favorite Novel Quotes (Part 4)

Written by Patrick Stahl

A novel quote needs only one attribute to fall in with my favorites: magic. Unlike traditional magic, this magic is quite real.

Mar
11
2014
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The Key Is Lost

Written by Carrie-Anne

My review of the late Ida Vos's middle grade historical novel The Key Is Lost, set during World War II in the Netherlands.

Mar
11
2014
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Non-Writer's Block

Written by Lehua Parker

When five books become three and you have to throw the baby out with the bath water.

Mar
4
2014
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Setting as Part of Story

Written by Mooderino

You want readers to feel like they’re in the world of your story.

Feb
28
2014
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When to Spin Off

Written by Carrie-Anne

Sometimes a secondary character or storyline begs to be fleshed out into a spinoff series or book, but sometimes a spinoff isn't necessary.