Tag: Harry Potter

May 12 2016

#BoutofBooks 16 Day 4 If You Like This, Try This @jk_rowling @PatrickRothfuss #NewToYou2016

Harry Potter versus King Killer image

  5 stars is NOT enough. Here’s 10. Stop everything you are doing. Call off work, order pizza, hire a babysitter– whatever it takes. You need to read this book NOW. Top priority. Yes, it is that great. If you liked Harry Potter, and have since reached adulthood, it’s time to graduate to The Kingkiller …

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May 02 2016

#atozchallenge #mindblown post

I commented all over the place. Every now and again, someone had a post that blew my mind. Alex J. Cavanaugh – Origins of Science Fiction Terms and More! Interactive Map A small book with a ‘touch-screen’ paper interactive map. First appeared in Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem in 1961. My comment: Interactive …

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Apr 23 2016

Disappoinment

“Once again, my request to join the Headless Hunt has been denied.” Hello esteemed challenge host applicants! Thank you for applying to be a Bout of Books challenge host for our 16th (!!!) readathon. Unfortunately, due to a low response, we’re doing something different this time around, and won’t be having outside challenges. :'( However, …

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Apr 13 2016

#atozchallenge K for Kress #Writing #WriteTip Character Changes, Motivations, and Actions @nancykress

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples K is for “Kress” Book: Write Great Fiction – Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress @nancykress My dice roll: 77 Lesson: Changing Goals and Emotions Character changes must be the result of story …

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Apr 01 2016

#atozchallenge A is for The Art of War for Writers – Character Motivation #writetip #writing @jamesscottbell

Click for my theme details  26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples A is for “Art” Book: The Art of War for Writers: Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises by James Scott Bell @jamesscottbell My dice roll: 138 Lesson: Utilize the Q Factor as a strategic …

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Aug 29 2015

The Queen of the Tearling #Book #Review (extensive version)

Amazon.com Widgets This feels like a debut author novel. There are many pages of long blocks of text. Different scenes are told from different points of view. This is a publishing anomaly that breaks many “rules” agents, editors, and respected writing sites and books have taught as the standard for this era in publishing. Including …

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Aug 21 2015

#boutofbooks 14 Day 5 is on My Birthday

Welcome! Come on in. Would you like a slice of cake? Red Velvet, White cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing, or Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with strawberries? Today’s #BoutOfBooks challenge is on the blog of Blue Books and Butterflies. Pick two characters from two different books who will be great together in a romantic relationship. …

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Dec 07 2014

Thanks to @DL_H This Sunday Seven has SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF THE LITERARY WORLD

  A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday. What can you add? I was tagged by DL for this hop. A few bloggers I frequent have taken part, so I’ve very excited!   Greed – What is your most inexpensive book? I have a collection of ebooks that were free or …

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Nov 19 2014

Expressing Five Fictional Characters I Want in My Life

  Five fictional characters I would want in my life.   This sounded like such an easy topic, until I discussed it with two friends. See, right off the bat, I said “Hermione Granger.” But my friend reminded me that I knew someone who was like her. While that girl and I were casual acquaintances …

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Jul 01 2014

Learn from Anonymous Beta Readers #writetip

Special thanks to: Tony, Elliot, Keryn, Cab, Brie, Nicki, Dan, Chris, Pepper, Lianne, Seth, Chris, Rachel, and S.   I am grateful for the opportunity to have witnessed a feedback session done by a group of strangers. It is very interesting to learn how some minds perceive a story.   What I learned:   1- …

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Jan 15 2014

Famous Query Examples

            I realize that I have a unique style of learning, so this post might not apply to others. Presently I am continuing on my journey of figuring out how to write a proper and successful query letter. I have been through the examples and how-to pages on the internet. There …

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Jul 15 2013

10 LITTLE Things that Make the Dorner Family Awesome

May 23 2013

Educate yourself

The Prompt:   Day 23, Thursday: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you   I have learned far more outside of school that has been of USE to me than I learned in it. Hmm, maybe I should add clarification. I did learn lessons in school which were not part of the curriculum, after …

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