Hello bibliopals! I didn't just succeed at my reading target this year (to read 25 books), I smashed it (I've read 38 books), whoo! But how many of those would I actually rave about? Here are the few that make my shortlist of best reads in 2019*. *Note: I do not mean published in 2019.… Continue reading My Best Books of 2019
Mass Effect is a great game series but it failed to create a non-gendered alien race, let alone a matriarchal one. To be honest, I struggle to realistically imagine the full depth of what a matriarchal society would look like. In the context of Mass Effect, it means looking at the evolution of humanity without men, let alone… Continue reading Mass Effect: What Would A Matriarchy Look Like?
I always appreciated—and what I appreciate even more now, in the wake of dozens of post-apocalyptic series that didn’t work nearly as well—was that the camera always kept its eye firmly turned toward the people, not the ruins. -- Todd VanDerWerff I read that quote a while back at the very bottom of an article… Continue reading Building strong narratives in the post-apocalyptic genre
Humanity is no longer alone, and they’re evolving, as two women struggle to cope with their duties in a new frontier. by W. H. Wood and Mitch K. Allan Look at that beautiful cover. It's hard to believe it's the cover of our first published series, currently airing on Big World Network. WHAT'S IT ABOUT?… Continue reading Bloodshot Buck: new sci-fi series by Willow and Mitch
Excuse me while I just sit here in stunned fear. That's right, NaNoWriMo begins in six hours and I'm cacking myself. Why, Willow? You've done this five years in a row now? Yes, little minion voice, I have. But previously I didn't have to grow up and do Shitty Adult Things, all whilst drowning under… Continue reading I Can’t Believe It’s NaNo-Freakin-WriMo Again
As ever, once the NaNoWriMo month is over, you notice a huge chunk of your day is missing – less stressful. Despite having a crazy challenge lifted off your shoulders and leaving you with time to focus on more important things (like university assessments O_O), there’s something missing. That nagging sensation in the back of… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Winner! But pre Post-November slump.