Book Quote Corner – Counting Wolves

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Paradox Bound – Book Review

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Goodreads: Paradox Bound

Author: Peter Clines

Published: 26th September 2017 (Crown)

Source: BloggingForBooks

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “Eli’s willing to admit it: he’s a little obsessed with the mysterious woman he met years ago. Okay, maybe a lot obsessed. But come on, how often do you meet someone who’s driving a hundred-year-old car, clad in Revolutionary-War era clothes, wielding an oddly modified flintlock rifle—someone who pauses just long enough to reveal strange things about you and your world before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires?

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Throwback Thursday: 4 Ways to Handle Backstory


Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of AWP’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

by Andrea Lundgren


Every story has exposition–details of the character and world that you, as the author, need to pass on to the reader. You’ve spent hours fleshing out the world of your story and learning about your characters, and now you have to find some way of getting this information (or at least the essential part) from your head to the readers’. (This is especially true in science fiction and fantasy, where you need to tell how the world of the story differs from our world.)

So what’s an author to do?

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All the Wind in the World – Book Review

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all the wind in the world

Book Title: All the Wind in the World
Book Author: Samantha Mabry
Page Count: 288
Publishing Date: October 10th, 2017
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Date Read: September 27th, 2017
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review – Thank you!

Sarah Jacqueline Crow and James Holt work in the vast maguey fields that span the bone-dry Southwest, a thirsty, infinite land that is both seductive and fearsome. In this rough, transient landscape, Sarah Jac and James have fallen in love. They’re tough and brave, and they have big dreams. Soon they will save up enough money to go east. But until then, they keep their heads down, their muscles tensed, and above all, their love secret.

When a horrible accident forces Sarah Jac and James to start over on a new, possibly cursed ranch called the Real Marvelous, the delicate balance they’ve found…

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How Charles Dickens Influenced the Self-Publishing Industry


by Kelsie Engen

Charles Dickens is perhaps one of the most influential authors in the world. He was a prolific writer in his day, publishing something like 15 novels, a handful of novellas, numerous short stories, both fiction and non-fiction.

With the advent of self publishing, there has been the return of different methods of releases, namely serials.

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Editorial Review – Think Before You Ink

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Title: Think Before You Ink and Other Cautionary Tales

Author: Alison Bossert

Genre: Essays, Humor, and Satire

This short volume features twenty-one stories and essays, some humorous, some serious, but all lighthearted, pithy, and amusing. They share a common point-of-view—that of a single career woman who has come to value time and relationships more than technology or possessions—but the settings encompass the globe, from Moscow to California, Japan to Long Island, Vietnam to the Bahamas.

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