Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado

It's not often (or ever) that I come across a new writer I love this much. This collection of short (and not so short) stories wowed me at every turn, and overwhelmed me with the uniqueness and fresh beauty of the prose.  Her use of language is so creative and lovely, I couldn't put it …

Read Iapetus Shift free

Hi friends. I've begun publishing my first sci fi novella for free on Wattpad, the first 2 chapters are up and you can read them here: https://www.wattpad.com/user/TheJonasDavid All the chapters will eventually be posted for free, over the next weeks. I'd appreciate likes and follows on that site, as I'm fairly new to it. And …

What pad?

As some of you may know, I write short stories. I've got quite a few that no one has read, and they just sit around doing nothing. So, I've decided to start posting some of them somewhere they might actually get read. Maybe... Wattpad is a social writing site? Or something? All the youth are …

The Warrior’s Apprentice

I finished this today on audible, and though it had some fun, clever action and witty, likable characters, I never really got into it enough to care about what was happening. As mentioned in previous posts, I was at a loss for the main character's motivation. He sometimes seems to  want to impress his father …

Action scenes: blegh

I hate writing them, and dislike reading them mostly, unless something is being revealed either about the story, or about the characters. Otherwise, whether it's 'exciting' or not, it's just getting in the way of my need to find out what happens next. So, consequently, I try to make my action scenes either end as …