Category: Orientation


Epenthesis Podcast – Episode 001: Naming

My very first podcast! As such, it is a little sucky, but only a little bit. Hope you enjoy me talking about how I come up with names and how that effects the way your reader thinks about that character throughout your story.

When you build a character from the ground up, the name is the first piece of that character’s foundation. If not the name, the way he or she is referred to. The reader get’s a strong first impression and everything after that molds the way the reader sees that person. So make it an awesome name!

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So the first week of the New York University Summer Publishing Institute (where I got in and am working my butt off and enjoying every second of it) has just ended. It is Saturday now and my brain has been so crammed with amazing information, I’m glad for the weekend to decompress a bit.

We’ve been asked not to tweet or blog about the program, specifically what we heard, because our amazing speakers are imparting insider information into their companies: revenue, circulation, business models, and knowledge about what is going to happen in the next few months before it happens. So I won’t talk about what they’ve said in that capacity but I did think I could talk about what I’ve taken away from the experience so far.

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Back from Argentina

Hello everyone. This isn’t a normal update since I just got back from a trip to Argentina to see my family. Just wanted to do a quick run through of what I’ll be posting next. I’ll be posting my thoughts on the end of Lolita, a review of Molly Harper’s the Jane Jameson series (I have since discovered it is called the “Nice Girls Don’t” series), and Metallic Love by Tanith Lee, the sequel to The Silver Metal Lover (which I loved and raved about last week). For writing, I’ve still got to post my take on romance (in fact, I think that’ll be the next post) and some more writerly advice I didn’t include when I was keeping track of Write On Con.

So see you soon in the next post.

First Post

I’ve just begun a new blog, dear God help me.

As a back-story, I’ve recently gone through some life changing events: relationships, physical health improvement, family improvement, the works. One of the results of some deep introspection was a desire to do something with all the numerous books I own (most which I have read and some I’ve even reread) sitting around my room. I recently moved back home and brought more books than can currently fit on my bookshelves. This led me to think about what to do next.

The answer seemed simple at the time: read all of them and then write about what I thought of them! Well, that’s what I’m going to do. Every Friday night I am going to post a new review for the latest book or book series I have read that week. It’ll be completely filled with spoilers and delve into my issues and grievances with what I read. There will also be a healthy drought of fangirling, not going to lie.

So without further ado, I give you the first book review for this, the first week of my little project:

Insatiable by Meg Cabot.

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