Wednesday News: It’s Begun…

Wednesday News: It’s Begun…

Months ago now, I had made a post about how I wanted to write a book, but I didn’t really know about what.

Well I’ve figured out some rough ideas of what I want to write.

I’ve loved fantasy books my whole life, and I think that creating one of my own would make the most sense to me.

I have a few ideas rolling around in my head, and if you’re really curious about what it might be about, feel free to make guesses or ask in the comments.

I will give more updates in the future about what is going on, and maybe ill make it the weekly news post, but for now, just know that baby steps are being taken.

Advertisements

Wednesday News: July 10

Here are some of the new book releases to expect for this month! There are plenty of others, but I thought these would be a bit more well known.

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Dark Age (Red Rising Saga #5) by Pierce Brown

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams

Wednesday News: Wheel of Time

Wednesday News: Wheel of Time

Big news for anyone who is a fan of The Wheel of Time series, or is looking for another fantasy show to fill in the Game of Thrones void they’re experiencing.

Wheel of Time TV Series

Rosamund Pike to Lead ‘Wheel of Time’ TV Adaptation at Amazon

Rosamund Pike Joins Amazon’s Wheel of Time Series as Moiraine

Book Review: A Crown of Swords

I just finished up A Crown of Swords just last week, and since I am morally obligated to review any book I finish recently as soon as I can, here it is.

Every time I open up a Wheel of Time book, I get a bit nervous about what’s coming for me.

I mean there are 14 books in the series, some of them are bound to be a bit more dull than the others.

Game of Thrones suffered from some dull moments, and there are less than half the amount of Wheel of Time books. So far, I haven’t been disappointing. For the most part, Wheel of Time books have a lot of moments that are spectacular, and some that are dull, but necessary.

A Crown of Swords fit that description, but one thing I will give it, that I don’t remember happening to me in any of the previous books, was that the events in the book seemed to fly by.

I’ll probably do a bad job at explaining it, but when I was reading it, I would sometimes find myself chapters further in the book, and twenty minutes had gone by.

You know the old saying, Time flies when you’re having fun. That fit perfectly when I was reading this one, and I don’t think I had experienced it in any other Wheel of Time book.

I think what made the book fun for me was Mat. As of now he is my favourite character, and he was heavily prominent in this segment of the series. That, mixed with other character plots and setting up future events in the series really made me enjoy the book a lot more than I was hoping for.

But, as much as I liked A Crown of Swords, it was not perfect. In fact, there were some classic Robert Jordan moments in it that get on my nerves whenever they happen.

Jordan likes to have an overarching villain throughout the series, which is fine, and give him some Lieutenants that sort of do his dirty work while we wait to get to the main villain.

I don’t mind the concept. In fact I’d prefer it because we can sort of see the main characters grow and become stronger over time, defeating more and more bad guys.

A problem that Jordan has though, is that he will introduce some bad guys, fleshing them out three or four books before they become relevant again, and then in a snap of your fingers, the main characters win against him/her.

Nynaeve’s conflict against Mogedhien was completely relevant. We know there’s a grudge there, and we know that the two of them fighting in some way was going to happen.

Rand and Sammael had a conflict brewing, and we knew the fight between them would happen eventually, but to me it sort of seems their fight this book was rushed and unnecessary.

Rand is scheming all the time, and I understand that, but he literally wakes up from nearly dying a few days earlier, and instantly he brings some allies to go kill Sammael.

I know the battle needs to happen, but the second after he wakes up after being passed out for a few days, and against an opponent that I don’t think was mentioned more than once in the book previously.

Rand has a lot of wasted time in this book, so giving him a few chapters to better set up the conflict between himself and Sammael would have made a lot more sense.

And the battle itself ends in almost an instant. Rand shoots off some Baelfire, and BAM, fights over. Rand doesn’t even confirm that Sammael died, he just assumes that nobody could survive that attack and leaves it there.

As annoying as this was, I am excited for what Jordan did for Mat at the end of the book.

In his last chapter, Mat is searching Ebou Dar for Olver, as the city is being attacked by the Seanchan Empire. Mat basically gets thrown and crushed by rocks as they attack the city, and that’s where it stops.

I hope that the book continues from there, or not long after. I know in The Path of Daggers, he isn’t present because of his injuries in the attack, which was the same as Perrin earlier, but Mat’s storyline is one of my favourite ones in the books, so I am excited to see where he goes from his present situation.

overall, A Crown of Swords is a great book. I’d put it in the upper half of the Wheel of Time books I’ve read so far.

Wednesday News: June 5

Wednesday News: June 5

This week I’ve got a few book release dates for you, because I know you’ll want to read pretty much every book on this list. These are all of the ones I could find, so don’t ask for any more please.

The Truth About Heartbreak

Jun 2
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

This is Crazy

Jun 3
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Cinder and the Prince of Midnight

Jun 3
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

When the Light Went Out

Jun 4
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

If It Makes You Happy

Jun 4
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

City of Girls

Jun 4
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Rebel Born

Jun 4
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

The Beholder

Jun 4
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Beyond

Jun 4
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Bobcat

Jun 4
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Summer We Lost Her

Jun 4
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Two Week Arrangement

Jun 4
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Wild and Crooked

Jun 4
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Slay

Jun 4
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

I'll Never Tell

Jun 4
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

The Rest of the Story

Jun 4
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Virtually Yours

Jun 4
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Coldhearted Boss

Jun 6
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

No. 1 Love

Jun 6
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Pretty Scars

Jun 6
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

My Best Friend’s Ex

Jun 10
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Dream Sequence

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

A Girl Like You

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Fix Her Up

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Kickin' It

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

Mixed Signals

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

More Than Anything

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

One Minute Later

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Raphael Tillie Cole

Jun 11
Goodreads

Recursion

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Rise

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Sordid Empire

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Chai Factor

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Edge of Us

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Summer Guests

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Vow of Sacrifice

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Waiting For Tom Hanks

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Man of the Year

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Mrs. Everything

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Friend Zone

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Getting Played

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The First Mistake

Jun 11
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Naughty Stranger

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Sexy Filthy Boss

Jun 11
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Jersey Six Jewel E. Ann

Jun 13
Goodreads

The Man I Need

Jun 13
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

How to Say Goodbye

Jun 13
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CAOn the Rocks
by 
Kandi Steiner

Jun 13
GoodreadsSin Shot
by 
Brit DeMille

Jun 13
Goodreads

Written With You

Jun 15
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

Stay Tia Louise

Jun 16
iBooks
Goodreads

Parental Guidance

Jun 17
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The One

Jun 17
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

A Story Like Ours

Jun 18
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Broken with You

Jun 18
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Girl in the Rearview Mirror

Jun 18
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Hooked

Jun 18
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Letters to Molly

Jun 18
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

One Night at the Lake

Jun 18
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Last House Guest

Jun 18
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Lemon Sisters

Jun 18
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Perfect Date

Jun 18
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Violent Ends

Jun 18
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Winter Flower

Jun 22
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooksBetween Us And Forever
by 
Dylan Allen

Jun 23
Goodreads

Teardrop Shot

Jun 24
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooksIndefinite
by 
Corinne Michaels

Jun 24
iBooks
Goodreads

After the End

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Better Than the Best Plan

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Call It What You Want

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Dear Wife

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Girl Upside Down

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Gumiho

Jun 25
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

Justified

Jun 25
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Never Fall in Love With a Rockstar

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Save the Date

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Accidental Girlfriend

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Orphan's Song

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

The Virtue of Sin

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Seven Nights of Sin

Jun 25
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Once Upon a Bad Boy

Jun 25
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Deadlock

Jun 25
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Superfan

Jun 25
Amazon US
Series Link
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Paranoid

Jun 25
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iBooks

Stuck Up Kristie Leigh and Leddy Harper

Jun 27
GoodreadsThe Younger Man
by 
Karina Halle

Jun 27
GoodreadsFight Dirty
by 
Emily Goodwin

Jun 27
GoodreadsThe Marriage Pact
by 
Winter Renshaw

Jun 28
Goodreads

Heartache and Hope Jay McLean

Jun 28
Goodreads

Wednesday News: May 29

Wednesday News: May 29

If you are any sort of well-read person, you’ve definitely heard of Walk Whitman. He was a famous poet, but he also had many other jobs in his career.

I don’t know a whole lot about Whitman. He has always been a sort of “mystical” figure in the world of authors, but I have heard about him.

Philip Eil over at Literary Hub wrote a great piece about Whitman, and how journalism affected him in every step of his career.

I definitely recommend taking a look at the article here.

Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Do you give writing advice to people?

Do you take writing advice to other?

Has it helped you before? Or does it all get mixed in with the endless information and tips that will “make you a better writer”.

Maybe getting writing advice isn’t the way to go. Maybe you just need to solve the problem for yourself, and figure out what works and what doesn’t work for you.

Either way, you should definitely read this article by Guy Gavriel Kay. He discusses getting writing advice, and how it may not be all it’s worked out to be.

%d bloggers like this: