Cashore Appreciation, pt 3: Bitterblue (+News & Mini Book Review)

Fire had been my favorite for a very long time, but at some point, that favoritism shifted to Kristin Cashore’s final book in her series, Bitterblue. I loved this book for many of the same reasons that I loved the first two: it provoked down-to-earth thoughts regarding things we probably wouldn’t think about. The progression … More Cashore Appreciation, pt 3: Bitterblue (+News & Mini Book Review)

Cashore Appreciation, pt 2: Graceling (+ Mini Book Reviews and NaNo Thoughts)

Graceling was Kristin Cashore’s debut novel (Fire was its prequel), and as such, didn’t quite have the writing and plot finesse that the other two books of her series did. But what was truly astounding about Graceling was its conflict, both interior and exterior. For the latter — the one that both characters come together … More Cashore Appreciation, pt 2: Graceling (+ Mini Book Reviews and NaNo Thoughts)

Cashore Appreciation, Pt. 1: Fire (+Mini Book Reviews)

I finished Jane, Unlimited, and while I’ll save the review for later on in my post, I thought I’d celebrate Cashore’s newest release with a post I’ve been meaning to do for some time now. Kristin Cashore is perhaps my favorite author, for a multitude of reasons: she’s got an amazing writing style, she can … More Cashore Appreciation, Pt. 1: Fire (+Mini Book Reviews)

Big News!

Yes, it must be big to warrant a post a mere five days after the last one. Well, you shan’t be disappointed. It is my birthday today, and as a sort of gift to myself, I finally made an official website to act as a sort of information area for my noveling. In any case, … More Big News!

Welcome 2017

It was a year ago last night, as I waited for 2016 to arrive, that the concept of the Mad Chronicler first sprang into being. It is with great pleasure that I say today marks the first year anniversary of this blog. It’s gone through a lot of experiments, and a lot of changes, but … More Welcome 2017

Imaginatio Malum

A condition of the brain. Receivers of this illness have a reduced lifespan And a heightened risk towards addictive tendencies. Common symptoms include overactive imaginations, A preference for isolation, and frequent loss of concentration   Many with Imaginatio Malum are believed to be highly unstable. They draw stories from figures they see in the soap … More Imaginatio Malum

Bones of Glass, pt.1

WRITING PROMPT (via Reddit) In a world where everyone has superpowers, people fly around from country to country, others lift buildings off people in rescue efforts… and you? You were born with paper skin and glass bones. *** “Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!” Your brother says, slapping a fist on his palm. You roll your eyes … More Bones of Glass, pt.1