https://youtu.be/nW_s8Z-uE48 A friend of mine shared an entire playlist of upbeat, Celtic-style music that's just excellent to write to. This particular piece is great for fantasy settings - when I hear it, I immediately think of Camelot from BBC's Merlin, the world of Princess Merida (yes, I know she's Scottish, not Irish), or the … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: “Medieval Anthem” by Peter Crowley
On the one hand, I want you guys to know when I'm working on a project, so you know that this whole Allison the Writer isn't dead. On the other, I don't like talking about my projects, because there's always the chance that this undisciplined procrastinator of a writer will run out of steam and … Continue reading Opening Up about After the Fall
Sometimes, I design mock-up covers just for the fun of it. I can't draw to save my life anymore, so this is like the best way for me to produce "concept art" for my story without breaking the bank by commissioning others to do it for me. 😛 What do you guys think? A couple … Continue reading After the Fall – Book Cover Mock-Up #1
This is amazingly, surprisingly true. All of it.
They won’t all apply to you, but I guarantee some of them will. (I thought it would be really hard to come up with 101 entries, but once I got the ball rolling…well, let’s just say the list didn’t take long.)
1. I don’t need to write this down.
2. No one will notice this plot hole.
3. I’ll remember that idea in the morning.
4. I can get through this chapter without coffee.
5. I’m a decent proofreader.
6. My friend’s a decent proofreader.
7. That was the last typo.
8. I can write while I watch.
9. Just a quick five-minute Twitter break.
10. No, I don’t actually have a crush on my character.
11. This rewrite should only take an hour or two.
12. I’ll save my snack for when I finish the chapter.
13. Yes, I take a break every hour.
14. That two-star review didn’t…
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I recently got into the anime-inspired series RWBY (I'll eventually review the series on the blog), and the soundtrack is an interesting melting pot of genres, from very aggressive rock to some cute stuff that's reminiscent of 70s disco. On a whole, I'm not a fan of most of the songs on the soundtrack, but … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: “Gold” by Jeff Williams ft. Casey Lee Williams
I'm inspired in part by the a series of posts on Jason H. Abbott's blog, Aethereal Engineer, where he shares awesome music from around the web to help get those writerly creative juices flowing. Additionally, my friend Heather from Young Writers Society started the "#songoftheday" tag, which I've butted into from time to time with … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: Songs that Help Me Write
Disclaimer: I was given a free, digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed herein are my own. This is the story of a girl whose heart was stolen, and not in a good way. The beautiful Princess Caityn is well-known throughout the Twelve Realms for her kind disposition … Continue reading Review: The Beauty Thief by Rachael Ritchey