#marywrites The Rónán Story

I can remember it clear as day–thirteen, hanging upside down off my friend’s bed while they succumbed to a bean bag, another friend sitting cross-legged on the bed, all three of us talking about the books we were going to write, the interviews we would do with each other, the future of fame and household […]

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It’s the Great Silmarillion Readalong! (Week Two)

Not gonna lie, I definitely forgot how fun this book was. Like, I knew, but I’ve been reading a lot of very meta Tolkien books lately, and so, I forgot that this is an actually comprehensive story, and I’ve been having a damn good time. Here’s last week’s post ICYMI, which I’d definitely recommend checking […]

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February Haul

It’s been a minute since my last haul–holy moly, since October! I didn’t end up posting a haul for my December books since I got literally everything that I asked for on my Christmas list. (This is not surprising considering I was the one who ordered them.) But I’ve gotten a few books sporadically here […]

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TTT: Favorite Women Characters That I’ve Written

And we’re back! Last week, ICYMI, I talked about my favorite men characters that I’ve written, and since I just have too many amazing characters, I figured I’d split them up so we could take a look at twenty of my favorite characters. Do I love my own writing a lot? HECK YES, that’s the […]

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How Character Preferences Change Over Years

I can so take myself back to thirteen-year-old Mary and all of the clearly Mary Sue characters that she loved to now, despairing over the fact that no one will just give Morgoth a damn hug even though he would utterly throttle anyone that tried. And it’s probably pretty indicative of what age we are […]

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February Wrap-Up

I don’t know how this is possible, and I’m not going to question it at all, but all of my books were five star reads this month, and I am living. Granted, I reread two books that I know I love, including–get ready, this is the first of four times I will shout about it–preparing […]

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It’s the Great Silmarillion Readalong! (Week One)

IT’S TIME FOR THE GREAT SILMARILLION READALONG, LET’S GOOOOOOO! ICYMI, for the month of March, in honor of the Society’s celebration of Tolkien, I’m hosting a four-week readalong of The Silmarillion. The announcement post is here, and the schedule is here. We’ve got a lot to cover, and these posts are already going to be […]

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Tag: 20 Questions

I saw this over at Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger, and my sleuthing ended with a now-deleted blog, so I can’t track back to the beginning of who created it. I was originally going to post another writing post, but given that would be my third this week, and I don’t want to inundate […]

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TTT: Favorite Men Characters That I’ve Written

I think it’s safe to say that this is going to be my favorite post I’ve ever written. Possibly also the hardest? On one hand, it’s definitely because I love talking about my own characters, and they make me stupid squeal at any given moment. But, on the other, I can’t wait for all of […]

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#marywrites Books That Inspired My Books

I think I’ve told the Saintsverse story a million times now–I read the Crows duology over the course of a couple weeks, and when I went to bed one fateful Sunday, it was after finishing Crooked Kingdom. When I woke up, after my usual dreamless sleep, there was a name in my mouth–Landon Ash. I […]

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