Originally posted 2017-02-17 17:00:57. Title: The Other Life Author: Ellen Meister Published: February 17th, 2011 By Putnam Adult Pages: 320 Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Adult Series: None Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ Synopsis: Happily married and pregnant, Quinn Braverman has an ominous secret. Every time she makes a major life decision, she knows…

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Originally posted 2017-02-16 12:00:12. Series: The Underland Chronicles Titles: Gregor the Overlander; Gregor and the Prophesy of Bane; Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods; Gregor and the Marks of Secret; Gregor and the Code of Claw Author: Suzanne Collins Published: 2003 – 2007 Pages: 336; 320; 304; 352; 416 (from Amazon data, but I think these are based on…

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Originally posted 2017-01-23 12:00:32.   Title: Nevernight Author: Jay Kristoff Published: August 9th 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books Pages: 429 Genre:Fantasy/ Young Adult / High Fantasy/ Adult/ Fiction/ Romance Series: Nevernight Chronicle #1 Kid Friendly Rating: 18+ Not for children Synopsis: In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a…

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Originally posted 2016-11-15 20:00:51. Special Sprints We are at the exact halfway point of NaNo folks. So if you’re not sitting at 25,000+ by now, you’re likely needing a bit of motivation. Here is a fun exercise that you can do without a timer. I know how some people get all flustered at the idea…

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Originally posted 2016-11-10 20:00:32. Yes, by the time you see this, it will be the 10th, but I needed to get a few things off my freckled chest before I sleep. First off: I wrote over 16,000 words today. Now, this begs the question: Quality v Quantity: Which did I sacrifice? Honestly, EgoPixie is going…

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Originally posted 2016-11-05 20:00:39. This is my 69th post for G&G. *Glen Quagmire wanders past your screen* No, I didn’t write any sex scenes today. It’s a murder mystery. Besides, if I do, it’s gonna be about Clover and her girlfri… oh, wait, yeah you’d probably want to read that… hmmmm it wasn’t in the…

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Originally posted 2016-11-04 17:00:24. Chugga-chugga-chugga-chugga CHOOO-CHOOOOO!!!! All aboard the feels train! Yeah, I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped today, and I’m heading out shortly for the evening, so I am trying to rush this post a bit, but know this: I FREAKING LOVE THIS STORYLINE. Not even kidding. Last night, I…

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Originally posted 2016-11-03 17:00:52. Wear pants when you hang out your laundry. I cannot stress this enough. What does that have to do with NaNo? Three things I can currently conjure up: If you get locked out of you place, you have no pants on (or a phone, because who needs to take their phone…

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Originally posted 2016-11-02 20:00:06. *has Tyrion do his kitten kneading on my busted up old carpal tunnel left wrist* I’d still be writing. YES… I realise I still technically (literally as I type this) am writing for the day, but this is gonna be so short and sweet, I’m not even doing it in Pages…

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Originally posted 2016-11-01 21:18:25. NaNo So Far… I’m going to start doing a weekly roundup (depending on how long it takes me to hit the 50K mark) for NaNo this year, but I feel wretched that I missed yesterday’s IwaC *no excuse other than I procrastinated and I’m sorry because I didn’t have the time…

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Originally posted 2016-10-04 20:00:58. Depth of Character: Character Focus (protagonist/antagonist) NOTE: YOU DO NOT have to have a “hero/villain” in your story. This is only if you decide you want to have them. And yes, I’m adding a new creation of Antivillain because it’s important that people are able to have characters who are complex….

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Originally posted 2016-10-04 12:00:41. Title: Starship Troopers Author: Robert Heinlein Published: 1959 Pages: 263 Genre: Science Fiction Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ The inner workings of outer space warfare might be a little advanced for younger readers, but Heinlein goes easy on the gory details. Click here for the Common Sense Media Guide! Synopsis: In a flimsily-justified effort to “be his own…

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Originally posted 2016-10-02 12:00:03. Plotting Plots Today’s focus is going to be starting to develop an actual story that gels together. Working off the principal that you’re no a ‘pantser’ but are a ‘planner’, we’re going to need to suss out some finer details. We’re gonna KISS it all up as much as possible, but…

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