Books Read in 2018

I read more books than you'll credit possible this year (more than 300). Like last year, I'll share the ten fiction and ten non-fiction books I got the most out of. Fiction: The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden - Russian fairytale-esque fantasy. I felt right cold reading it, as is proper for a … Continue reading Books Read in 2018

Advertisements

Newly Made Widow Faces Accusations of Sexual Assault and Treason, Her Imminent Death, The Probable Death of Her Children; Doesn’t Throw a Goddamned Fit

This is related to this week's haiku theme, but also to current events. I apologize for it being so on the nose. But the Kavanaugh thing got my dander up and after reading about Marie Antoinette's execution, my dander rose further. Haiku coming later. October 16, 1793, PARIS - The trial of the Widow Capet, … Continue reading Newly Made Widow Faces Accusations of Sexual Assault and Treason, Her Imminent Death, The Probable Death of Her Children; Doesn’t Throw a Goddamned Fit

How to Write History Books That Don’t Piss Me Off, Part the First

Did you know that I read more than just fantasy? Sometimes I read other kinds of books and they can irritate the shit out of me too! Like history books! So I say to authors of history and non-fiction as a whole: just because you're not writing fiction doesn't excuse you from basic literary competence. … Continue reading How to Write History Books That Don’t Piss Me Off, Part the First

How to Write Fantasy Fiction That Doesn’t Piss Me Off, Part the First

As an aspiring fantasy writer, it is my pleasure and duty to read a metric fuckton. Most of the time, it really is a pleasure. "Wow! Inspiration! What a satisfying read! Look what they did with that sentence there! Amazing!" Sometimes, it's definitely more of a duty. Particularly when I feel obliged to finish a … Continue reading How to Write Fantasy Fiction That Doesn’t Piss Me Off, Part the First