It's finally here! The cover for my fantasy Forbidden Enchantment. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this story and these characters. While it still features many things you've come to expect from my writing, it's also a little bit of a departure from my normal style, but in a good way. Inspired… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Forbidden Enchantment
Author: Bran Lindy Ayres
Book Review: Perfect Rhythm by Jae
This past week, October 22-28, was asexual awareness week. Asexual Awareness Week is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences and to create materials that are accessible to our community and our allies around the world. Asexuality is not a widely known orientation so when I realized Holly… Continue reading Book Review: Perfect Rhythm by Jae
Book Review: Seer’s Stone by Holly Evans
October is my month to read and plan for NaNoWriMo. It's a good way for me to get through my TBR pile ... if it quit growing. Anyway, I decided to kick the month off with the brand new release Seers Stone by Holly Evans. Part of the Ink Born world, it is full of… Continue reading Book Review: Seer’s Stone by Holly Evans
Blood on the Keyboard: Writing When it Hurts
Okay, so that title is a *little* misleading. I'm not talking about actual blood. Unless you're like me and tend to have random nosebleeds. Not good for your keyboard. No, the hurt I'm referring to is more emotional than physical. But how so? You've no doubt come across the adage to 'write what you know' and likely… Continue reading Blood on the Keyboard: Writing When it Hurts
Book Review: Blood & Ink by Holly Evans
It has been quite a while since I've read urban fantasy yet this past month I've seemingly been on a UF kick. While it's not high on my list of go-to genre's (mostly due to lack of MOGAI representation) I have enjoyed it in the past. Which is what makes Evans' book all that much more… Continue reading Book Review: Blood & Ink by Holly Evans
Book Review: Spectered Isle by KJ Charles
Disclaimer: I was given a free advanced readers copy of the novel Spectered Isle in exchange for an honest review. The newest Green Men series is set in 1920s England. The Great War is over, the Twenties are roaring in, the Bright Young Things hold ever more extravagant parties. It seems as though the world has… Continue reading Book Review: Spectered Isle by KJ Charles
Writing a Healthy Romance
Romance novels often get blown off by the wider reading community (and especially the literary) as frivolous emotional porn (and sometimes actual porn) lacking any real substance or plot. This couldn’t be further from the truth. However, like all genres, romance does have some troublesome tropes. Some of these tropes are perpetuated in common advice… Continue reading Writing a Healthy Romance
The Pitfalls of Pleading Insanity: How jokes about being a ‘crazy’ writer hurt all writers.
Ah, the crazy writer. Edgar Allen Poe, Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemmingway, Slyvia Plath. The names conjure the image of tormented, alcoholic, or strange souls destined to be on the outskirts of society while they penned the next literary masterpiece. Several famous writers have suffered from mental illness and have even succumbed to their disease or… Continue reading The Pitfalls of Pleading Insanity: How jokes about being a ‘crazy’ writer hurt all writers.
Experience Appropriation: A Writer’s Responsibilities
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Going Over the Rainbow: The Diversity Dilema
Writing with diversity is something that every author should strive for. Yet there still seems to be a lot of confusion about what it means and how to go about it.