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What I'm Reading PT6

Posted by Kymberli on October 19, 2016 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been ages guys, but I'm back! I'm still busy with school and building my portfolio, but I recently started reading Miss Zukas and the Library Murders by Jo Dereske. This is just me reading outside my usual favorite genres, plus someone reccomended it to me.

I'm not completely on board with the protagonist, but the murder mystery is pretty interesting. This is my first time reading anything by this author, so I'm not quite sure what to expect. So far the pacing is slugg...

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It's Camping Time

Posted by Kymberli on March 27, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm going ot keep this post short sadly.

I decided to give Camp NaNoWriMo a shot this year whoop! It hasn't officially started, but I and some of my cabin mates are getting introductions out of the way and discussing our writing methods. Since this is my first time attempting something like this, I'm only going to shoot for 50,000 words. I hope to make more writing friends who write in the same genres, so I'm crossing my fingers.

For all of you participat...

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What I'm Reading This Week Pt5

Posted by Kymberli on January 13, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I don't have any writing advice this time around, guys, sorry! I am back with another awesome book that I have. It's Foundling by Linda Hayner and I'm strangely reminded of Oliver Twist (I might re-read that book after this one ^_^). I'm about a third of the way through with it, and my goal is to finish it before school starts back.

One of the things I like about this novel is the dialect and the pacing of the overall story. Sometimes pacing and dialogue can come off as awkward to reade...

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What I'm Reading This Week Pt4

Posted by Kymberli on December 3, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I picked up a copy of Miserere by Teresa Frohock, and I have to say it's pretty good. I do have to give her props for touching on religion, since it's a touchy subject (no pun intended). I think that's what made me really get into the story. That and the world-building. Believe it or not, but world-building isn't always an easy thing to do when writing fantasy.

This is my first time reading anything by this author, and so far it's been a good experience. I'm going to check out her other...

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It's official! Bakemono is published!

Posted by Kymberli on November 21, 2014 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Bakemono is officially at home at Theme of Absence. I'm really elated right now, but that's an understatement. My family has already been told, and my has read the story twice back to back (she told me so herself LOL). My interview with Theme of Absence is spectacular (I was so nervous when I answered those questions, but in a good way). I really do commend the magazine, because it's a fabulous place and I'm proud that one of my storeis has a home there.

You can check out B...

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Bakemono will make its debut in three days

Posted by Kymberli on November 18, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I just sold a story to Theme of Absence today, and got interviewed. I'm extremely excited. It took me about ten minutes to calm down (I kid you not). I'm still stoked.

Theme of Absence is a speculative magazine that publishes a story once a week. The stories on the website fall into the fantasy, horror, or science fiction genre. I don't want to give anything away about Bakemono, but I will tell you that it's a horror story. Well, until then, I'll be counting down the d...

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You ever have one of those days where you just don't know what to title your post?

Posted by Kymberli on October 22, 2014 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I recently received a critique on the first chapter of my latest manuscript, and it made the gears in my head turn. My main character is a character of color, and was even described as such (having brown skin and jet-black hair). For some reason, the critiquer assumed said character was pale with red or blond hair. You can see what I’m going to talk about today.

When writing characters of color in your work, you treat them as you would any other character, and you sho...

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Building A Platform

Posted by Kymberli on October 12, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Today’s topic is all about building a platform for yourself. There’s hundreds of ways to start your platform, you just have to find the one that works for you. Building a platform can seem intimidating, but let’s take this a step at a time, and examine some of ways one can go about doing so.

1. Have a website

Nothing shows organization better than having a corner of the internet devoted to yourself. Think of it like a base of operations you can show ...

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New Publication-Barbados Blue

Posted by Kymberli on October 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

My short flash fiction, "Barbados Blue" is set to be published today by Nailpolish Stories, A Tiny and Colorful Literary Journal. I'm so excited! Barbados Blue was difficult for me because the story had to be twenty-five words. You can check it out here:


What I'm reading this week Pt3

Posted by Kymberli on September 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I picked up a copy of Brittle Star by Rod Val Moore from my public library. It's a literary science fiction work that has a lot of layers to it, which really helps to build the atmosphere and the mood. This is my first time reading anything by this author, so I'm not sure how the voice of this book compares tohis others, but there was something about the narration that kept me turning the pages. Brittle Star is a book that really makes you think about society, its people and the value of othe...

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