Book Review: Jacob Have I Loved

I finally finished this book, which is by one of my favorite authors: Katherine Paterson. Indeed, Bridge to Terabithia is pretty much my favorite book of all time. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read better books, but Bridge had a profound effect on me as a...

Book Review: I Don’t Want to Kill You

Let me start by saying that this book’s title is abso-frakking-lutely perfect. Because it gets to the heart of John Wayne Cleaver and it is exactly… exactly why we love this kid so much. He is undeniably sociopathic, his urges are very disturbing, and he...

Writing Exercise: First Page of a Romance Story

I don’t write romances. I don’t know why, considering how good I am at it. Just ask Her Highness how I propos- Wait, don’t do that. I am, however, an incurable romantic. Seriously, it’s terminal and millions of dollars of pharmaceutical...

That’s almost 10% right there

So I wrote about 6700 words today. With a book that is now 85000 words, that’s nearly 10% of the entire book in one day. It’s late, I’m tired and such, so that’s it almost. Since I posted that I was going to try to get this book done, I have...

I Made a City!

So I haven’t been able to keep up with my goals, which is disappointing. However, today I knocked out well over 2000 words, probably more than 2500. I also built a city! Okay, I didn’t actually build the city, but I drew it up, came up with regional...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series