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July Wrap-Up

Only three books in July.

Defending Jacob – 5 crowns

The Never-Open Desert Diner – 5 crowns

Never where – 5 crowns

The Book Queen

Book Review: Defending Jacob

I love the fact that the novel explored family relationships and its depth. It showed how far parents can go to defend their child, which is very touching to the core. 55 more words

Monthly reading review - May 2016

Monthly reading review – May 2016

This May I have read:

Foundation (Foundation #1) by Isaac Asimov  ★★★★

Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns ★★★★ 525 more words

Thing Of The Moment

Creating Strong Characters

Earlier in this blog, we discussed how to make good character descriptions. We used the novel Defending Jacob as an example, which tells the story about a boy named Jacob who is on trial for murder. 773 more words


We remember the details of our story, we do not invent them.

How do authors write? There are probably as many ways to do so as there are grains of sand on the beach. In this post, … 133 more words


Character Descriptions: Villains

“He was twenty-nine then, short, with thinning hair and a little potbelly. His mouth was overstuffed with teeth; he had to force it shut, like a full suitcase, which left him with a sour, pucker-mouthed expression.

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Putting Facts in Fiction

That’s the beauty of stories, isn’t it? The ability to escape into a world that’s more interesting that your own. However, while fiction doesn’t always have to be realistic, I would argue that most of the time, in the thriller genre, it does need to be believable. 457 more words