BOOK REVIEW: Crystal & Flint by Holly Ash

Author: Holly Ash

Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Warnings: None

REVIEW:

I first met Holly a little over a year ago when fate (and a persistent recruiter from the NaNoWriMo Forums ;D) brought us together in a Camp NaNo cabin. I was familiar with her story at that point—we’d occasionally left reviews on each other’s excerpts via NaNo—and I was so excited to get to know more about her, and the story. I was already in love with the premise and with her main character, even though sci-fi is not usually my genre of choice. I eagerly read every scrap she’d give me over the ensuing year, and when I found out she was publishing this fall, I was absolutely overjoyed.

I had no idea what was waiting for me within the pages of the completed Crystal & Flint.

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UPDATE: Changes Coming to My Blog/Newsletter!

Hello to all my faithful readers! The winds of change are blowing!

September and October were tough months for me. I haven’t felt like I’ve been bringing my a-game to anything – work, family, writing, social networking, or our Cabin in the Woods Association. After two solid months of trying to figure things out, I’m gaining some vision at last, which means you’ll be seeing some changes around here, starting in November:

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Writing Hacks for the Weary Author

As fun as writing is, it can be wearying at times. Sometimes it’s the little things that trip us up – like a vacation in the middle of a busy writing month, sickness that steals our inspiration, or even something as simple as getting stuck at the beginning of a chapter.

Writing hacks are helpful. Writing hacks should be shared by every writer everywhere, because we’re all in the same trenches and while one thing may not work for everyone, you never know when it will help someone! Here are some small tips to help keep that momentum going:

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