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Liz Brooks
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Quick Writing Update
I'm behind on all of my deadlines, due to a variety of factors, most of them unrelated to writing. sad face Work has been crazy, my health hasn't been too fabulous, etc... I will try to blog more in the coming months. But, for the moment, I just wanted to...

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BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE // Nostalgia and Peace
Five Stars—ajklsdflk (when words fail to describe how wonderful a book is)  As with THE RAVEN BOYS and THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater, I first listened to BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE on audiobook, and it was phenomenal.  The Characters Greenmantle // Green...

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Intentionality and Sacrifices
When I was sixteen, I wrote the rough draft of TIME IN A BOTTLE for NaNoWriMo 2013. At the time, that rough draft was a trilogy of rough drafts, and the story, especially the ending, was markedly different than it is now.  With DRACONIAN, I had already begu...

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Dream Crate
Note: This post is not sponsored. It’s just for fun.  A little while ago, Loot Crate asked me to write a post in which I detail what I would put in one of their crates if I were designing it. (For those of you who don't know what Loot Crate is, it's a month...

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A little while ago, I set some deadlines for myself . They were as follows:  Finish the final draft of DRACONIAN by March 31st.  Finish the second draft of BMT by March 31st.  Finish the second draft of my super secret novella side project (SSNSP) by April ...

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THE DREAM THIEVES // Things that go
Five Stars—ajklsdflk (when words fail to describe how wonderful a book is) As with THE RAVEN BOYS , by Maggie Stiefvater, I listened to THE DREAM THIEVES on audiobook. The amazing thing about Will Patton’s narration is that I could still hear it in my head ...

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Therapy and The Walking Dead
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me… You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…” Psalm 23:4-5 Recently, I started catching up on The Walking Dead . I still have a little o...

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THE RAVEN BOYS // Bottled Virginia Magic
Five Stars—ajklsdflk (when words fail to describe how wonderful a book is) When I picked up  THE RAVEN BOYS , I did it more because several trusted friends had recommended it, and less because I was actually interested. Had I realized it was going to offer ...

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DRACONIAN // In which Liz gets sappy
DRACONIAN has been the work of almost eight years, the driving force behind the majority of my writing journey thus far. Of course I’ve worked on other projects as well, including TIME IN A BOTTLE, which I went on to polish and pitch to agents and, ultimate...

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A Court of Mist and Fury // My Conundrum
Three Stars—Good WARNING: This review contains spoilers for A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES Unlike with ACOTAR, I drafted this review the same day I finished reading A COURT OF MIST AND FURY . I think this calls for a celebratory coffee.  The Rating and a Conte...
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