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The biggest piece of writing advice I can give other writers is this: trust the process. Give yourself a crazy deadline (50k in seven days?! I've done it and found that sprinting just works for me) and trust your creative mechanism to help you meet it. Some days you might get just 700 words and others you might get 10k. But beating yourself up over not meeting your word count goal is counterintuitive. That's just not how the mechanism works. Trust is all it needs. Give it that and it will back you up. .
Another episode of Under Brighter Stars is up! Episode 7 ✨🎉 woohoo!!
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Awesome news everyone!! The final episode of Court of Ruin becomes free today! Right along with its other 67 episodes. So if you love binge reading or are in a book hangover, hop on over to Radish and give Court of Ruin a try!
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A new picture? What? Who am I? 😱 I got an unexpected Monday off when my clients cancelled our meeting for today, so my plan is to take pictures I will need through the 31st. Send me your picture mojo!


Q: Have you ever read a Martin/Dozois anthology?

A: I'll be honest, I bought both of these for the Outlander novellas. My brother has borrowed them for the ASOIAF novellas. Outside of that, they are mostly unread. I love the idea of anthologies and think they're a great way to discover new authors, but they're not something I usually think to pick up next.


#grimdragon- short stories/anthologies


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Guess who finally remembered #mapmonday 😁👍
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I loved #thecruelprince so much and cannot wait for the sequel! 👑 Getting my merch collection for the series started with this amazing print from @fandomhoneybees 😍
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I was tagged by @imaginativepages to do the #shadesofmagicalbooks tag! 🖤 Dull London - a book that bored you: The Bone Witch 🖤 Kell London - a book that holds magic for you: Strange the Dreamer 🖤 Creepy London - a book that made you keep the lights on: The Hazel Wood 🖤 Dead Kingdom - a book that took over your life: The Name of the Wind 🖤
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Finished these two while in Edinburgh for the weekend.
Steal the dragon by Patricia Briggs
4🌟 I enjoy rereading this one it's a nice non taxing read. Add in spys, shapeshifters and magic and it's bound to be a good read.
The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill
3.5🌟 This feminist retelling of the little mermaid had several nice little twists in it. I also liked that it followed the original stories darker tones rather than the Disney version. The descriptions of the mermaid kingdom are particularly vivid and striking, it's the on land bits that lose a bit of the magic for me. Not my favourite retelling but still a good read. .
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Happy Monday! I can't believe I forgot to wish War Storm a happy release last week! I'm super behind on this series! Now that it's complete I'm going to dig in!📚🗡

Excerpt from my completed fantasy novel, link in bio to read for free on Inkitt (they have an app so you can read it on your phone!) ❤️

#awanderinglibrarianreads Book Review: The Tiger And The Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky (5 out of 5 stars)
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The Tiger and the Wolf is a sprawling adventure fantasy the follows shape-shifter Maniye, the daughter of the Wolf clan’s chieftain. Despite her father’s powerful role in the clan, Maniye is an outcast. Her mother was the Queen of the Wolf’s ancient enemy, the Tiger tribe, which leaves Maniye an outsider who can shift into both Wolf and Tiger form. When pressured to claim one form and forsake the other, Maniye escapes and is pursued into the Wilds of her northern home by a deadly hunter from the Wolf Clan. From there she meets friends from the Southern part of the country, as well as other tribes from the North, and unwittingly sets events into motion that will either lead to the salvation or destruction of all tribes.⠀
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I loved the story, the detailed world building, and the rich character development. The reader feels like they get to know Maniye and her world so well, and that we see her thought process grow and change as she learns more about herself and about the motivations of others. You truly experience Maniye moving from childhood to adulthood, and I really appreciated that Tchaikovsky was able to bring the reader so intimately into the story while also creating a complex plot. This attention and care is also apparent in the realistic characterizations and relationships that fill this novel. I would NOT recommend this book if you are looking for a quick read or fast-paced adventure that never lets you pause for breathe- this is a hefty tome and the plot does take time developing. I would recommend this book to those who love fantasy, shape-shifting, rich character development, and/or complex plots. If you fall into this second category and have some time to invest in this novel, I encourage you to pick it up ASAP!

Finally read #truthwitch yesterday, and I can't believe it took my so long to do it. The first time I tried to read this book I was not in the mood for it, but I picked it up this time and flew through it. The relationships in this book, both platonic and romantic, are wonderfully written. I can't wait to pick up #windwitch. 5/5 stars #bookstagram #2018reads📚 #susandennard #fantasyreads

I've been going through my list of books I read in 2016 and now I want to reread ALL the books. There are so many where I was like "it's been THAT long since I read it???"
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Next month will probably be dedicated to finishing most of the books I started for #starting30booksin30days, but after that I might do a whole month of just rereading. My reread count has been going way down since last year and I don't like it.
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I know many don't reread because "they don't have time" (I call BS :P), so... if you had all the time in the world/could stop time for rereads, what would be your top priority? Which books are you dying to reread?

"There is always light in darkness. It may only be a pinpoint, but it is there. Follow it and you will find your way free."
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Frostblood by @elly_blake published by @littlebrown
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🇬🇧 I loved the dystopian world, the plot, the powers, and particularly the characters. Ruby is brave and strong, but also kind to the others. Arcus is mysterious, impulsive and impatient, but also protective and selfless. You never become bored from the beginning to the end. I'm looking forward to discover what happens in the next book !
And you, have you read this series?
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🇫🇷 J'ai adoré l'univers dystopique, l'intrigue, les pouvoirs et particulièrement les personnages. Ruby est courageuse et forte, mais aussi douce et altruiste. Arcus est mystérieux, impulsif et impatient mais aussi protecteur et altruiste également. On ne s'ennuie jamais du début à la fin. J'ai hâte de découvrir ce qui se passe dans le prochain tome !
Et vous, avez-vous lu cette série?
⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard tells the story of Mare, a Red who wants to revolutionise a world where Silvers rule, who discovers she holds supernatural powers.
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✅ it's a really entertaining read if you don't expect it to live up to the hype
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✅ interesting elements to the world, particularly with the surveillance, political and societal structure
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✅ fast-paced plot
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✖ lacking originality; equal parts Red Rising and Divergent with a bit of Hunger Games, X-men and Game of Thrones mixed in
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✖ predictable plot twists
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✖ Mare: "Anyone can betray anyone." Also Mare: "OMG why did he betray me!?"
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✖ it needed more character development
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2.5/5 🌟
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Genre: sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian, young adult
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Verdict: Recommended for those who want a fun, easy read
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QOTD: What would your superpower be: wielding water, fire or lightning?
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Spotted this monster growing beside the path I take daily through the woods. I know triffids didn’t have eyes — but if they did, surely they’d look like this! #writing #writerslife #newauthor #cornwall #woods #nature #plant #inspiration #may #fantasy #fantasyreads #yabookstagram #bookstagram #booknerdigans #reading #reader #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #igreads #igbooks #thewovenwearlde #thewoventree #story #storyteller #storytelling #bookaddict

How pretty is this?! Thank you @lela_grayce for this beautiful photo of Shadows of Lela!

I’m obsessed with all the spring blooms around my neighborhood. In fact, I became so obsessed with one particular type of blooming shrub with the MOST amazing fragrance that I began hunting for it online and at the garden shops. I saw it blooming everywhere, yet had NO idea what it was. Well...we finally found it. Turns out it was just a rose 🤨🙃...a Frau Dagmar Hartopp Rugosa, to be exact so not JUST a rose, but I was still surprised that a Rose variety never crossed my mind. And my sweet boyfriend bought it for me! Now I just have to learn how to take care of it so I can enjoy these incredible blooms every year!

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{there are no safe paths in this part of the world. remember you are all over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go} the hobbit || j.r.r. tolkien


one of the best classics 🗺

also, it’s time to tell everyone that in a week I’ll be starting on an adventure, with a summer in upstate New York and then the fall in Yellowstone National Park. my book collection will be remaining in Florida, but I have taken plenty of photos to keep up an every other day posting pattern!


#currentlylistening : 503 || hans zimmer


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Foster shnek Sokka checking out my latest book purchase, Abandon Hope by Michael DeCamp. I had a great time chatting with Mike yesterday at the Porter Book Extravaganza and I can't wait to read his fantasy thriller novel! Also, this handsome little devil, Sokka the snake, will be up for adoption very soon! He's hanging out with me till his injuries from his previous home heal--and they're almost gone!--then he will be in the market for a forever home. My husband wishes we would trade him in for my giant snake because he's so much nicer 😋 check out earps.org for more info on adopting exotic pets! #bookdragon #bookobsessed #mybookfeatures #yafiction #readersofig #yafantasy #booksarelife #readingislife #fantasyreads #readerslife #bookswelove #greatbook #greatread #readingaddict #bookchat #bookfeature #bookworld #bookishlove #booktographer #bookfeels #becauseofreading #readallthethings #novels #yanovel #greatreads #booksofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #abandonhope #michaeldecamp #snakesofinstagram

I was quite disappointed with ACOFAS, but I'll always love the series - trying to remember the beginning and all the reasons I originally fell in love with it 🌹🌌🗡️
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What series did you fall out of love with when you got to later books?
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