Growing Up – A Haiku

Growing Up - A Haiku

the price of freedom
is responsibility
growing up – a chore

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

This blog post was inspired by today’s daily prompt “All Grown Up”. 

Outline Your Story In 30 Minutes – A Book Review

Outline Your Story In 30 Minutes - A Book Review

Title: Outline Your Novel In Thirty Minutes: Discover Your Story DNA
Author: Alicia Rasley
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Rating: 2/5 Stars

While the questions in this book, which are designed for the reader to discover parts of their story, are interesting and have merit, the book is just that – a list of nine questions. There is no actual instruction on how to outline an entire novel, which of course would not be possible in thirty minutes anyway. I did not expect much to begin with, but at least some additional information on how to place the information the reader developed into an actual outline would have been nice. Don’t waste your time with this book, there are plenty of other, more in-depth volumes on the same subject that are much more helpful.

Disclaimer: I rented this book from Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, and was not paid for reviewing it.

Marked by Rebecca Zanetti- A Book Review

Marked - A Review

Title: Marked
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: Dec. 22nd 2014
Publisher: eKensington
Rating: 5/5 Stars

This book was my introduction to Rebecca Zanetti, and I enjoyed it tremendously. While not familiar with the world that was already established, I had no problem getting acquainted with it, which to me is a sign of a good fantasy Author, as she managed to write a book within a series that can stand on its own. Her characters where interesting and three-dimensional, no flat villains, and no predictable heroes, instead a great flowing story, that centered around a young, Janie and the dark Zane.
Hot enough to make this a steamy romance, while action driven enough to make this an interesting plot, I truly enjoyed this book. In fact, I could not stop reading.

This book was provided to me, free of charge via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Fate – A Flash Fiction

Fate - A Flash Fiction

In my hands lays the power of fate, the fate of all in our society.
A move of my pen, and someone lives or dies, falls in love or will never find the connection they search for.
I did not ask for this job, just as much as those who’s lives I control did not ask for me to be in charge.
While some might enjoy this power, I abhor the role of the Seer.
Watching those whom used to be my friends play at the edge of the shore, I sit at my desk alone, grasping for the glimmer of hope, that one day, a new Seer would be chosen and my torture would end.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

This post was inspired by the Flash Fiction prompt “Glimmer” and the writing challenge “Hindsight is 20-20”.