The great living room smells of wood and fire as my family gathers in a circle for the traditional Christmas Morning bible story. We’re all in our pajamas, in various states of disarray. It is all in the name of tradition. But what matters most to me is not the pomp and circumstance. It is … More Happy Holidays: Regarding Age.
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)
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)
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)
Next month is November, and we all know what that means as a writer. Well, it’s in the title, so I’d hope you’d know where I’m going with this. And though I’ve failed making the 50k in previous years, and am not likely to succeed this year either, I’d still like to take up the … More Bonus Post: NaNoWriMo Project
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!
We Tread on a Dangerous Path It would be incredibly irresponsible of me to write a blog post without at least mentioning the depressing political moves of our newly-inaugurated president. There are many decisions that Donald Trump has made that I disagree with, but perhaps the one most heart-breaking to learn about was the ban … More A Bit Political (+ Book Reviews)
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
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
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