Before I Go by Colleen Oakley

Let me tell you though, no matter how long it takes you, you want to have a copy of this book, maybe not to own, but somehow you want to be holding a copy because you want to read this book.

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Before I Go” is a debut novel by Colleen Oakley. I learned of this 309 (Hardcover) book late 2014 as it would be an early January 2015 release. From the very first time I read what this book would be I was hooked and couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Sadly, I wouldn’t have a hold of this book until the later half of the year. Continue reading “Before I Go by Colleen Oakley”

NaNoWriMo 2015: Week 3 & Beyond

We are all safely out of writing whirlwind that is NaNoWriMo. There toward the end was one of the hardest struggles I’ve endured so far for a NaNo challenge.

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Book Review: Love Letters To The Dead

While reading I found many truths throughout the book that I didn’t know I wanted voiced. Dellaira is able to put words to feelings and situations that would otherwise be understood by most, but not necessarily voiced by any of those who were experiencing such things.

Love Letters to the Dead

Love Letters to the Dead, by Ava Dellaira was one of those books, that when read, are either a hit or miss. With the initial talk and reviews about the book I was intrigued immediately. As time went on and more and more people read the book the reviews started to split. You would either read how someone loved the book or how they hated the book because the reader thought the main character was immature and spoke too passively. Whatever you focus on while reading I’m sure this book will give you a strong opinion. Continue reading “Book Review: Love Letters To The Dead”

NaNoWriMo 2015: Week 2

If you’re struggling right now… Keep looking up, looking around, and eventually you’ll find the inspiration you need to drive your story forward once more.

Hello WriMos!

I hope you are all trying with all your might to meet everyday’s word count. Coming toward the end of week 3 I know I am struggling, hard. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2015: Week 2”

My Night of Writing Dangerously

My favorite portion of the evening was when Marissa Meyer, author of the Luna Chronicles featuring Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter, moved to the front to speak to all the WriMos present.

NOWD 3After participating in the annual NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge for three years, I finally decided to attend their event, Night of Writing Dangerously, for the first time.

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Week One

Does anybody really understand the magic of novel wonder? I’m convinced I don’t. Do novels work for their writers because the writer is dedicated and constantly working on the piece or is it all about the right set of circumstances? Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2015: Week One”

NaNoWriMo 2015

Well writers, it’s that time of year again. We have once again come full circle to a time that makes us stay up way too late, stop socializing, we shy away from social media, like YouTube. We no longer play our favorite video games, we forget the TV for awhile, some of us even forget to eat (guilty), and the only thing, besides writing, we actually try to fit in is reading.  Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2015”