Jane Austen Adjacent Books That Lead Me to P&P Variations

I know Pride and Prejudice variations is a pretty niche genre, so I’m aware that doing reviews of these books isn’t going to be a hugely popular feature on my blog. However, when I first got into them, I looked for recommendations, and I had a hard time finding any. Of course, there are reviewsContinue reading “Jane Austen Adjacent Books That Lead Me to P&P Variations”


I’ve always loved drawing and painting portraits. I’ve done a fair amount of portraits with acrylic paints, but only recently did I decide to try my hand at watercolor. I’ve always been a little afraid of watercolor because it feels more unforgiving than acrylic. With acrylic, if I make a mistake, I only need toContinue reading “Practicing”

Scenes, Pt. 3: POV, or POV, Pt. 4: Scene Level

Here on my writing journey and most recent trip down the research rabbit hole, two subjects have collided: Scenes and Point of View (POV)—proving just how difficult it can be to break the writing process up into discrete parts.  First, let me relieve some of you—if you’ve chosen to tell your story through a singleContinue reading “Scenes, Pt. 3: POV, or POV, Pt. 4: Scene Level”

Am I the Right Book Reviewer for You?

A few weeks ago, I added my first book review post to this blog. It was a list of my favorite Pride and Prejudice variations. As I said in that post, I wanted to review P&P variations because when I was looking for where to start, I had a hard time finding any that weren’tContinue reading “Am I the Right Book Reviewer for You?”

POV, Pt. 3—How to Choose, Pt. 2

I thought I had it all figured out after my last post about choosing the right POV for my story. And then I listened to a Story Grid Editors Roundtable podcast that gave me even more to think about. It was both helpful and not. The podcast, “Bite Size Edition – Choosing Your POV,” byContinue reading “POV, Pt. 3—How to Choose, Pt. 2”

POV, Pt 2: How to Choose

So now that I’ve got a better understanding of what POV is and the different options, it’s time to decide whose POV to share. I don’t know this for sure, but I imagine that most authors already have some idea of who their main character is going to be. I guess it probably depends onContinue reading “POV, Pt 2: How to Choose”

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