Dear friends, I have converted this website to a .com, and now it will be cskinnaird.com, rather than cskinnaird.wordpress.com. I have also gotten rid of ads, which I know are so prevalent these days on every website, and very annoying. I hope that this will increase the readership and enjoyment of this website. If you… Continue reading Announcements
Revising a Novel
Hello friends, Usually I share resources I've discovered here, or writing advice of my own. Sometimes I share my struggles or current writing projects I'm working on. Today, I'd like to ask for help. Cover image for this post: Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay Recently I decided to revise an old steampunk novel that… Continue reading Revising a Novel
Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Hello friends, Long time no see! I haven't been updating regularly, and I want to get back to it. But life has been so busy and chaotic. Even so, I will try to update more regularly. Cover art on this post, above, is by @mageonduty on Instagram & Patreon. I have to confess, for today's… Continue reading Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Book Review: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins
Hello, all! I really, really enjoyed this book from 2019, so much so that I just have to review it right here and now, when I just finished reading it a bit ago. I don't want to give away any spoilers but in short summary, it's about... A young man who is personally chosen by… Continue reading Book Review: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins
Yay for a Poll!
Hey everyone, I see more people visiting this blog lately, and I just want to say - thank you! I love seeing other writers and readers out there finding value in my content. It's super encouraging! Lately I've been down-and-out in my office job, wilting under fluorescent lighting as spring makes itself known here in… Continue reading Yay for a Poll!
Check out this book!: “A Prayer for the Crown-Shy” by Becky Chambers
Hello all, I found out about this book from BookTok, haha, and it sounded so unusual, I decided to check it out. Actually, I started by looking for its prequel, A Psalm for the Wild-Built. This book was in a long waitlist at my library though, so I decided to just try reading the sequel… Continue reading Check out this book!: “A Prayer for the Crown-Shy” by Becky Chambers
Hello, all! I am going to update this blog weekly from now on, not exactly Wednesdays, because Wednesday has become a busy day for me. I passed a beginner archery class this past Wednesday, and am excited to proceed to intermediate! Today, I wanted to ask a question to you: How do you write good… Continue reading Writing Villains
Happy New Year!
Hey everybody, Happy New Year! Crazy that it's 2023 now, right? I'm glad the new year is here, but also, I'm not into new year's resolutions, and sometimes I tend to look back at the past year and feel disappointed in what I haven't completed. So, to counteract that, here are some achievements I made… Continue reading Happy New Year!
News in the Writing World today
Hello everyone, I've still been quite busy travelling, writing, etc. and so this blog has gotten a bit dusty. But I'm pleased to see people still reading, still enjoying my posts - even old ones! Wow. This has been such a learning journey for me, and I'm excited for it to continue. Since I don't… Continue reading News in the Writing World today
Hello everyone, Long time no see! Here in Florida, we are experiencing a lot of winds and rain; fortunately, North Central isn't being hit as hard as was initially predicted. Praying for those who were hit hard in parts of South Florida. Today I'd like to discuss writing romance scenes, or relationships in a series;… Continue reading Writing Romance