Top 10 Worst Books I Had to Read for School

Top Ten Tuesday (I know, I’m a few days late to the party) is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that’s all about, you guessed it, top ten bookish lists. This week’s prompt is anything related to back-to-school, and while I read some pretty great books in school, I read a lot of really terrible ones, too. This list is dedicated to those.

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Best Advice

Fandom Friday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Fangirl Initiative about all things fandom. This week’s topic is the best advice you’ve ever taken from a fandom, and my first instinct was “don’t panic” from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, or “all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,” from The Lord of the Rings, because those quotes have been with me for as long as I’ve been a fangirl. (more…)

gtfo tumblr: On Accidentally Racist Villains

Tumblr is a cesspit of bad advice and poorly constructed arguments, but thing that really gets my goat is the plethora of bad writing advice on there and, consequently, floating around on Pinterest. Why does this bother me so much, you ask? Well, for one, because I have a hard time passing up correcting people I know are blatantly wrong. But the real reason is this: in the era of self-publishing, there’s a plethora of really, really bad fiction. Like, really bad. Seriously. And do you know where most of it comes from? Dear little tumblr users taking this terrible advice because they know no better. So, in the name of bettering the fiction of the future (and a little for my own gratification), I am starting a column in which I correct some of the terrible advice I see on tumblr. Enjoy. (more…)

Beautiful People: Cyrus Atlas Finn

Beautiful People, hosted by Sky and Cait, is a monthly character questionnaire and link-up focused around getting to know your characters better. I’ve been wanting to do Atlas, my beautifully tortured POV character from Thieves of Bakkaj, for a while, and I’m finally getting around to it! Yay! (more…)

Extroverted Introverts Aren’t a Thing. Here’s Why.

My most frequent thought while scrolling through Facebook is “that’s… that’s not a thing.” People love to make up words to describe themselves in order to feel special, but unfortunately most of the people who show up in my newsfeed don’t have the creativity of Lewis Carroll or Dr. Seuss. So we end up with terms like “extroverted introvert,” which not only makes no sense, but is one of the more pointless terms I’ve seen lately. (more…)