Should You Write A Negative Review?

Fellow book reviewers, let’s take a moment to talk about a somewhat controversial subject – negative reviews. We all love reading an *amazing* book and fangirling about it across the internet; but when we read a bad book, we don’t tend to spread our opinions as much. Today I’m talking about Writing a Negative Review.

Opinion: The Danger of Hype

I have a problem. It’s a problem that many bookworms, movie buffs, and gaming enthusiasts around the world share with me – a type of problem that’s easy to fall into, but desperately difficult to break free of. I am, of course, talking about over-hyping, or as it’s more commonly referred to as on the…

Opinion: The Benefits and Dangers of Binge-reading

There’s nothing quite like discovering a new series that you’ve never read before, and throwing yourself head-first into the pages. After all, readers know better than anyone else what the painful wait between novels is like, as the calendar crawls toward the release date. Binge-reading skips the wait and delivers a unique reading experience, but…

Opinion: Writers Deserve More Respect

A few days ago, Twitter did what it does best, and invented a hashtag that stormed through the millions of interconnected devices and into our homes, offices, and study spaces. The #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter hashtag (which then turned into half a dozen other tags) was typical Twitter fare – part sarcasm, part venting, part sincerity, part honest…

What is…YA?

Hello! Welcome to the first in a series of posts highlighting various genres and concepts inside the writing world. I’ll be opening the floor to questions and suggested articles at the end of this post, and I’d love to hear your thoughts too. Today’s topic – what is Young Adult fiction? An Unstoppable Force As…