Review: Verity | Colleen Hoover

When the author Verity is severely injured, her husband offers Lowen, a broke, but talented writer, a sum of money she can’t refuse. As part of the process, Lowen has to go through Verity’s home office with years of notes and outlines. She discovers horrifying secrets that could put her life at risk.

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It’s a Writer Thing — Writer’s Block Series: Part 4

This is a guest post by Jessica Bayliss. So far, we covered the importance of generating the WHYS of writing, how to generate ENTHUSIASM when the fire is dwindling, and how to generate JOY.
As promised, this time around, I’ll be discussing a visual imaging process.

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Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing | Hank Green

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing follows 23-year-old April May as she becomes a viral social media influencer after discovering the first of many alien robots in the middle of Manhattan. This starts a series of puzzles to figure out what these robots, referred to as Carls, want.

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Review: Fierce Fairytales | Nikita Gill

Fierce Fairytales is a series of poems that retell Disney princess stories, fairy tales, and folklore with a feminist twist. These break standard female cliches and stereotypes in fantasy.

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Review: Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic follows three magical siblings from the 1960s to 1990s. Their ancestors were cursed so that no one in their family could ever love or else their significant other would face disastrous consequences. But this conflicts with one of the three major rules of magic: Fall in love whenever you can.

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It’s a Writer Thing — Writer’s Block Series: Part 3

This is a guest post by Jessica Bayliss. Last time, I focused on those situations where the excitement to work on a WIP has fizzled and how to re-ignite enthusiasm; and we covered the importance of gaining clarity as to WHY you write in the first post. Today, as promised, I’m going to tackle how to generate JOY for your writing.

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Review: Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six takes place in the late sixties in the era of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. It is formatted in documentary-style transcripts and follows a band, The Six, who reluctantly accepts the alluring Daisy Jones as their second lead singer.

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