18 Bookish Facts About Me For 2018

A lot can change in a year, especially looking back to January 2017 and seeing how I've progressed. I used to find monthly writing recaps useful in tracking changes and accomplishments. This year I stopped writing those posts. They were getting increasingly difficult to write as my personal life evolved, so I found that sending … Continue reading 18 Bookish Facts About Me For 2018

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The Secret To Giving The Best Books At Christmas

We all know how special it feels to unwrap a book on Christmas, or on your birthday (or any day, really!). Giving any present to a loved one is a rewarding experience. Giving books is even better. Inspiring others with new stories is a pretty special thing. But buying books for others isn't easy. You … Continue reading The Secret To Giving The Best Books At Christmas

7 Books With Strange Narrative Structures

I've always loved books that challenge me; books that make me re-think the ordinary; books that teach me something about writing. Usually those are the books with strange narrative structure. By 'strange', I mean non-linear. Or maybe just told in an unexpected way. Books with time jumps, or multiple perspectives, or cross-mediums. Here are 7 … Continue reading 7 Books With Strange Narrative Structures

4 Books I Did Not Finish Reading (And Why I Want To DNF More Often)

Good luck finding a bookworm who hasn't: given up on a book because it was boring or badly written given up on a book because it was good but they 'just weren't into it right now' forgotten about a book they thought was average and just never finished it It's common. And life is too … Continue reading 4 Books I Did Not Finish Reading (And Why I Want To DNF More Often)

Unboxing “Fateful Fantasy” by Bookcase Australia!

I recently received my first book subscription box from Bookcase Australia! Bookcase Australia¬†pick one Aussie book and a selection of locally-made goodies to send to their subscribers every quarter, which supports homegrown creatives from all over the country. The "Fateful Fantasy" book was Heart of Mist by debut fantasy author Helen Scheuerer, which I loved … Continue reading Unboxing “Fateful Fantasy” by Bookcase Australia!

5 Social Media Tips For Introverted Writers And Readers

Having a social media presence isn't easy, especially when you're an introvert in the first place. But being part of the online writing and reading community doesn't have to be scary or tiring. Lots of modern advice for writers will stress the importance of having a blog, an author website, or being across social media … Continue reading 5 Social Media Tips For Introverted Writers And Readers