Reading Update: July 6, 2020

If someone had told me there were secret passages and enchanted maps at Hogwarts, I imagine I would have read Harry Potter a long time ago. Now, I’m only equally delighted at the prospect as my little self would have been, slowly and surely, against all my curmudgeonly better judgement, being lured into the spellContinue reading “Reading Update: July 6, 2020”

The Harry Potter Project…continued (Reading Update: July 3, 2020)

After knitting my way through Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/und der Stein der Weisen (and winding up with a pair of fabulous blue socks), I happened to notice the English audiobook was two chapters longer than the German one. Couldn’t leave it unheard, now could I? It turned out to be another hour ofContinue reading “The Harry Potter Project…continued (Reading Update: July 3, 2020)”

Fantasy Rant: “Hidden Magic”

If the world knew about people with magic, they would want them to solve all their problems. And therefore magic only can exist in a beautiful, hidden world. I’ve heard this excuse so many times I can’t even remember which book I first read it in. Did I think it was a good reason then,Continue reading “Fantasy Rant: “Hidden Magic””

Reading Update: June 28, 2020

Summer is destined for books. That’s just the natural way of life. So what am I reading? That’s…not so simply answered this time around. At the moment: East O’ the Sun and West O’ the Moon. Norwegian folk tales. Because, y’know, I already read the complete Grimm’s fairytales, the Arabian Nights, and the Longest LayContinue reading “Reading Update: June 28, 2020”

Reading Update: June 26, 2020

It’s reading season. Every summer, when I got off from school, the first thing in order was a trip to the library. I waited every year for the summer reading programs. Not for the prizes or for many of the events, though I won and went to a few. I lived for the challenge. HowContinue reading “Reading Update: June 26, 2020”

A Little Writers of the Future Update

So since last time I did a writing update on Writers of the Future stuff…books and certificates and authors ahoy! I decided to treat myself to the seven-volume package of Writers of the Future anthologies that was on sale a few months ago. They came in a big cardboard box carefully packed all snug togetherContinue reading “A Little Writers of the Future Update”

Reading Update: May 31, 2020

So we’ll start with the confession. I have never ever in my life read Harry Potter. I’ve visited bookshops with their own “closet under the stairs.” I’ve had people categorize me into a “house” without really knowing what it means. I’ve listened to people argue over whether it’s worth all the hubbub or not withoutContinue reading “Reading Update: May 31, 2020”

Reading Update: May 18th, 2020

Writing Status: … Just finished another fantasy short story. I was a smidge worried about the reception since I’d written the better half of it during final exams…and, well, that’s not a good idea at the best of times. I massacred an entire city of people in a NaNoWriMo project for the sake of backstoryContinue reading “Reading Update: May 18th, 2020”

Writing Update: May 12, 2020

My writing brain tends to click on at the most inopportune times. One o’clock in the morning on a regular basis. While moving house. During university finals. So here I am, craziest time of the year, elbow-deep in urban fantasy. Again. Can’t say I’m anything but perfectly happy about it. It’s not great for gettingContinue reading “Writing Update: May 12, 2020”

Writing–so very worth it in the end

So about four months ago, I submitted another short story to the Writers of the Future Contest. Urban fantasy. New York. Tabby cat. Ink and glass. The usual works. And as always, I went through the same phases of “submit-a-story-trauma.” Feel free to read the gibbering little blog post on it…or let be enough toContinue reading “Writing–so very worth it in the end”

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