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6 Basic Comma Rules

– Posted in: Writing Tips

I have two good reasons: First, I recently had a group critique the first chapter of my novel, and some of them gave advice on comma usage. The only problem was some gave wrong advice. Second, my daughter has been asking me to write about commas because she gets confused about when to and when

“Little Nothing”: Shapeshifting and Transformation

– Posted in: Fantasy Book Reviews

To be honest, it took me a long time to write this review because Little Nothing is a complex and layered story that requires reflection. My primary problem is how to talk about specifics in the book without spoilers. I've tried to accomplished that here. Marisa Silver's Little Nothing is alluring and macabre. The Grimm

Battling Napoleon Bonaparte with Dragons

– Posted in: Fantasy Book Reviews

After I read Naomi Novik's book Uprooted, I bought His Majesty's Dragon: A Novel of Temeraire to see what this series was like. I admit I was enchanted with Temeraire, Captain Laurence, and the lovely twist on history Novik gives us. I suspect this historical tidbit might have sparked Novik's imagination and the series: Between

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

– Posted in: Fantasy Book Reviews

I bought Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo way back in December, and I'm not certain why I waited so long to read it. Well, it probably had something to do with the fact that I moved twice in the first five months of this year. Six of Crows is a winner: a fantastic, action/adventure,