Book Discovery: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Welcome, dear readers! Here's the scoop on these Book Discovery posts: they are not book reviews. Instead, the "Book Discovery" articles are meant to make us better writers by learning from the pros of published books, particularly new-and-cool books you may never have heard of. I won't be discussing any "cons" that the novels may … Continue reading Book Discovery: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Cool Compound Words: Engaging Readers With the Details

Happy Friday, everyone! Have you ever noticed that compound words sound cooler than ordinary words? Like...Darkshore. Silverglass. Nightstorm. Don't they just make you want to know more? Authors, particularly in the speculative fiction genres, often make up compound words like these to add an element of intrigue to their works. Here are some of my … Continue reading Cool Compound Words: Engaging Readers With the Details