Finding Book Inspiration in Art As November approaches, I’m considering (yet again) to participate in this year’s Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge. If you’re unfamiliar with this, it’s basically a challenge to write a full book (or at least 50,000 words of it) in the month of November. Every year I pump myself up for the… Read More Finding Book Inspiration in Art
Passengerby Alexander Bracken is the tale of present-day Etta Spencer, a violinist on the cusp of her debut. At her performance, Etta hears an unusual humming that a girl, Sophia, encourages her to follow claiming she can hear it, too. Etta glimpses her dear friend and instructor, Alice, murdered on the floor seconds before Sophia pushes… Read More Book Review: PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken
This is an excerpt from a book called Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon. Magic exists. Maybe not in the form of spells, but it certainly exists in storytelling. As writers, our pens become wands and our words weave wonders. Whenever I need inspiration, I reread this excerpt and am reminded of what words can achieve. You know, I… Read More Magic in Writing
ONCE UPON A TIME… —Standard opening for folk tales FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO… —The Gettysburg Address,Abraham Lincoln A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY… —Star Wars, George Lucas THE CIRCUS ARRIVES WITHOUT WARNING. —The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern THE EARLY SUMMER SKY WAS THE COLOR OF CAT VOMIT. —Uglies,Scott Westerfeld Most… Read More How to Begin Your Book
My name is Madeline, and I live outside of the beautiful Austin, Texas. Understanding how to write was a struggle, but after years of learning my craft, I finally published my first book. And with a new book comes a new website. It’s what writers do, right? But I wanted to create more than a pretty online shelf… Read More Hello. I’m Madeline.