Review of “Rising Depths” by Madeline Stanford

Rising Depths is the second book in the Vicious Depths trilogy by Madeline Stanford. It is a young adult dystopian fantasy that I have fallen in love with since I read the first book while it was still titled Like Hell on Wattpad. That was before Stanford took it down to self-publish the series. Warning: If you haven’t read the first … Continue reading Review of “Rising Depths” by Madeline Stanford

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Review of “The Selection” by Kierra Cass

There will be spoilers at the end of this review that are marked clearly. Stop reading if you want to know what happens by reading it. Do you remember when The Hunger Games came out and for several months afterwards Hunger Games knockoffs were being published? This falls into this category. Sure, it was okay. But I’ve … Continue reading Review of “The Selection” by Kierra Cass

How To Get Your Creativity Back On Track

A lot of people in the writing-focused Facebook groups I am in have mentioned they’re depressed and don’t feel like writing. One of the most common questions asked is, “How can I get my creativity back on track?” What I have found is the advice one person gives doesn’t always work for someone else. You … Continue reading How To Get Your Creativity Back On Track

NaNoWriMo Slump Survival Tips

It’s the third week of National Novel Writing Month. Writers around the world are thousands of words behind on reaching their goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Muses everywhere have gone on vacation and left no notice of when they will return. The NaNoWriMo slump is here. How do we survive the slump … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Slump Survival Tips

Depression is Winter: A Poem

Cold temperatures, lethargy, Snow that blankets everything. Only deeper as the season continues, Barricading in the safety of isolation.   Excavating the emotional avalanche Like brushing feet of snow off the windshield Chipping away at ice, the shell of protection, Reopening emotions.   Potholes deeper, cracking souls. Patches of asphalt fill holes. [Read More]

Review of “Vicious Depths” by Madeline Stanford

Vicious Depths by Madeline Stanford is a wonderful YA dystopian fantasy novel. The ideas of heaven, hell, and purgatory are uniquely turned on their heads in the world Stanford created. Everyone is given a red test score when they die, doled out by the rulers of the Azure. These rulers are called the Senatus, and they … Continue reading Review of “Vicious Depths” by Madeline Stanford