Should You Read Master Class by Christina Dalcher?

“It’s impossible to know what you would do to escape a shitty marriage and give your daughters a fair shot at success. Would you pay money? Trade the comfort of your house and home? Lie, cheat, or steal?” – Opening of Master Class Master Class is a science fiction novel set in a version of… Continue reading Should You Read Master Class by Christina Dalcher?

Should You Read The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien?

“Myrra smashed a roach with her bare hand as it crawled along the wall, then recited a small eulogy for the deceased in her head. Perpetual survivors, the roaches had managed to sneak a ride on this world to the next, even when every other bit of cargo had been bleached and catalogued over a… Continue reading Should You Read The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien?

Should You Read Dreadnought by April Daniels?

“This is taking too long. I just want to pay for the shit and go. It’s not like I’m actually breaking the law or anything—except it totally feels like I’m breaking the law.” – Opening of Dreadnought Dreadnought is a young adult superhero novel about a transgender girl named Danny who takes on the mantle… Continue reading Should You Read Dreadnought by April Daniels?

How I Use Scrivener for Novel Writing

I’ve used a few different types of writing software over the years. The first program I used was simply the only option available to me at the time: Microsoft Word. It was the early 2000’s, and my family had one desktop computer and no internet access. Microsoft Word was the program I’d been taught to… Continue reading How I Use Scrivener for Novel Writing

Should You Read Sanctuary by V. V. James?

“Our moms were drinking champagne when Daniel died. Sipping on bubbles as Beatriz screamed outside the burning party house and I was loaded into an ambulance.” – Opening of Sanctuary Sanctuary is a contemporary fantasy/mystery novel that follows the story of what happens in a small New England town following a high school party gone… Continue reading Should You Read Sanctuary by V. V. James?

Critique Circle: The Benefits and Drawbacks

Critique Circle is a website that gives writers an opportunity to get critiques on their work in exchange for giving other writers critiques on their work. It is free to use, but it also has a premium option that you can pay for in order to unlock special features. How does it work? In a… Continue reading Critique Circle: The Benefits and Drawbacks

The Binding of Magic

In the computational monarchy of Elniwald, unlicensed witchcraft is a crime punishable by death. Eighteen-year-old neo-pacifist Tim, who has spent the past thirteen years hiding in the palace basement, is forced to stop a pair of bullets in midair when political assassins set their sights on his beloved older sibling. Using powerful magic, Tim teleports… Continue reading The Binding of Magic