11/13/18

i'm a ball of stress and have nothing to post so imma throw a playlist out here and call it a day/week/month/lifetime


uhhh, so hi.

hello.

hey.


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how are you?
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the weather is sure... weathery isn't it?
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do you also like the smell of old books or am i weird?
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i'm weird, aren't i?
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okay, okay, i'll admit defeat: i have nothing to post. nothing. nada. goose eggs.

so here's a playlist i like to write/live to:


follow me on spotify if you want, i don't post a lot on there, but when i do it's songs i think are worth saving, so I guess it's kind of good??


i think so anyway.

sorry for the lack of a real post, i have a test this week and thus the dreaded test anxiety and self-deprecation.

anyways, sorry for rambling. i'm off to pursue a career as a burrito of sadness and nerves.

bye,
gray marie

11/9/18

The Shared WIP Tag // week two: protagonist questions


Let's just jump right in!


1. Introduce your MC.

Piper Anson, seventeen. 

Josh, nineteen.

Alex Anson, fifteen.

 ***I own none of these images, they are all from Pinterest, all rights to the original owners.***

2. What does your MC value the most?

Piper- Her art.

Alex-His music.

Josh-His freedom.

3. What is your MC’s wildest dream?  What is their greatest fear?

Piper-To become a famous artist like Monet or Cassatt. Greatest fear-Never being good enough.

Alex-To be a songwriter. Greatest fear-Realizing his work isn't good at all.

Josh-To win the lottery. Greatest fear-His past catching up with him.

4. What is your MC’s favorite food?  Can they cook?

This is a big nope for all of them except for Alex, who paid more attention than Piper while their mom baked cookies when they were younger. 


I've never really thought about the food one... 


5. What do you (the writer) have in common with the MC?  What do you not have in common?

I share a lot of the same fears as my characters, but I don't react to problems like they do. 

6. What lie does your mc believe about himself/the world?

Piper-That the world is simple.

Alex-That he'll never succeed.

Josh-That the world is heartless. 


7. Who is their best friend and why?

For Piper it's Kavya Patel, and that's because they're both so alike, except Kavya is passionate about the theater. 

Both Alex and Josh are more loner types.


8. What song best describes them in this book?

I did a whole post about this which you can read here, but if I had to pick one:

Josh-Paralyzed by NF

Piper-King by Lauren Aquilina

Alex- Ride by TOP


9. What is their personality type?

Josh is an INTJ 

Piper is an ESFJ

Alex is an INFP

As always, tell me your thoughts!

Happy Writing,

::P A R T I C I P A N T S::

11/6/18

Book Review: Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse


First of all, I know this week seems a bit like a week of reviews, but bear with me, I promise that next week won't have any.

Secondly, a big thanks to Bethany House for sending me this book in exchange for a review! Even though they sent this book to me all thoughts on this review are 100% honest and my opinion.


Fantasy fanatics listen up, because I have the book for you!

This captivating book weaves a tale of betrayal, schemes, family secrets, and mysterious crimes and murders.

Summary (from goodreads):

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person's dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate.

As she discovers her family's dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family's legacy--a legacy that supports her people--or seeking the true reason behind her family's gift.

Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house.

One path holds glory and power, and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and execution. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path chosen?

Honestly, I wish this book had been out when I was twelve because I was going through my fantasy loving stage back then and this book would have been a favorite along with The Warrior of the Son series by Samuel Schiller.

I loved how the story was told through two POVs because I am a big fan of POVs, and it was great seeing the different perspectives of the two main characters.

This book was well-written and artfully paced, there wasn't really any dull moments that I can think of right now, and that's very rare in fantasy books.

Mark of the Raven is so raw, even though it's fantasy it doesn't hold back from bringing up so many great questions about humanity and how we may be misusing the skills we have been given.

Content-wise, this book was spotless but it did allude to past rape for a few characters, so trigger warning for that.

Rating:

All in all, this was a great book, Morgan is a talented author, and I look forward to reading more of her works. Also, look at that cover. Epicness. 

It's worth the read and money, so if you're interested you can find it here


Have you read this book?
What did you think?
Isn't the cover amazing?

Happy Writing,

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