In March, I read Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble (3 stars), The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (4 stars), Unwind by Neal Shusterman (4 stars), Morpheus Road: The Light by D. J. MacHale (4 stars), and Terrier by Tamora Pierce (4 stars). Like last month, unfortunately, no 5 star books, but at least nothing was below 3 stars. My favorite was either The Girl of Fire and Thorns, or The Light.
This month, I read a wonderfully motivational post on kickstarting your writing this spring. I found articles on working with multiple POV characters, a helpful overview of where to go with your revision, when not to tell your character's backstory, making a living as a writer, and a list of 20 careers in creative writing. I posted on writing dialogue and alternatives to Inkpop, and I compiled a list of awesome quotes about writing.
|This cover was revealed this month. Me thinks 'tis snazzy.|
I've been accepted to work this summer at Celebrate Me Week, a Christian summer camp for sixth graders going into seventh grade. It's going to be a lot of fun! So if you happen to know someone who's currently a fifth grader (they'll be able to go not this summer, but next, 'cause this year is full) in MN, tell them to check it out. (There, that was my shameless promotion.) I've also discovered The Afters' new song, which is beyond amazing.
How about you? What did you read this month? What interesting links and things did you find?
PS: I wrote up a list of what not to do in Middle Earth. I'm not sure if I'll post it. Should I?