I'm not really back to a normal posting schedule (don't know if/when I ever will be), but I have a small writerly progress update to share. During the midpoint of last year, I finished the first draft of Cliche and sent it off to some wonderful beta-readers. That was an exciting learning experience, and I'm … Continue reading Early 2018 Progress Update: Cliche, Beta-Readers Wanted (Again)!
Update, 6/13/17: I'm pleased to announce that for the moment, I'm all set in the beta-readership department! Thank you so much to everyone who signed up! Rest of you'll just have to wait for the book when it's done (or maybe I'll let you read the second draft after revisions). 😛 If you're reading … Continue reading Beta-Readers Wanted [ALL SET]!
Reader, you could say I'm a little obsessed with the Brontes. I've been rereading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, mostly after having written a "LEAVE MR. ROCHESTER ALONE" rant based solely on memory and Wikipedia. Since I love ranting about Bronte books, I think I'll use this as an opportunity to post a long, blow-by-blow … Continue reading Allison Reads Bronte: Jane Eyre, Part One
Mild content warning: post features pictures of a somewhat skimpily-dressed anime character. I ran a poll on my Twitter page a few weeks ago for the theme of my next "Young Writer's Life According To..." post. It was a 50/50 tie between Tangled (which has a surprising variety of gifs) and my favorite anime, RWBY. … Continue reading The Young Writer’s Life According to RWBY: Beta-Reading Edition
I recently discovered the Top Ten Tuesday weekly tag from The Broke and the Bookish blog. This week's tag is "Ten Books Every X Should Read". As an older reader with an affinity for kids' books, here are some books and book series (in no particular ranking order) I think every child at heart should … Continue reading Books Every Kid (and Kid-at-Heart) Should read
My musing for today is, who selects which books intended for children receive a Newbery Medal and how do they do it? Here's how I imagine (and embellish upon) it: A group of women between the ages thirty and sixty sitting at a San Diego Comic Con celebrity panel-style table, each engrossed in a 100 … Continue reading Who Picks the Newbery Awards?