#marywrites Historical Fiction?

Who even am I? When I was in high school, the only thing I would consider writing outside of fanfiction was high fantasy. If it didn’t have dragons in it, I didn’t see the point. My fanfictions ran the gamut according to whatever fandom they were in, my original writing was heavily influenced by all…

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TTT: Why I Love Reading

This is somehow going to be the hardest That Artsy Reader Girl topic ever. It shouldn’t be because there are so many reasons why I love reading, but that’s it right there, that’s why it’s the hardest. How do you narrow down something so monumental into ten reasons? And they’re definitely not going to be…

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Tag: Mid-Year Freak Out

Yes, everyone in the world is doing this tag right now, and it definitely gave me a mid-year complete panic when I was looking through others, which of course meant that I had to share that panic with you! I’ve seen a lot of people do it, but the most recent one (at the time…

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TTT: Queer Fantasy MCs

There are a lot of reasons why I’m here with this post, and, honestly, with half of the posts this month. Not only am I posting four short stories, all of which take place in some level of fantasy, but I’ve got an entire discussion on how exhausted I am with homophobia in fantasy. I…

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TTT: Favorite Couples

I had this at a solid ten, and then I was working on another TTT for this month about queer fantasy MCs and had Yadriel on that list and somehow not him & Julian on this one, and I just?? Decided to do a list of 12 instead so the cover aesthetic could stay strong.…

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TTT: Mardis Gras Covers

Happy Mardis Gras! In celebration, That Artsy Reader Girl‘s topic for this week is purple, yellow, and green covers, and you know ya girl is always down to shout chaotically about some beautiful covers. I’m not totally certain how I want to format this–three doesn’t add up to ten nicely, so maybe I’ll just do…

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Favorite Romance Tropes

There’s just so many. I’m going to try to limit it to my top five, which, like, don’t quote me on this later saying that these are my top five because there’s always something new that I haven’t realized that I love, or something that I’ve forgotten about. And look, three of these are basically…

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TTT: Top 10 Reads of 2020

I know what you’re thinking–no top 10 fantasy?? Why am I even here?! I know that I’ve done a top five six middle grade, top ten contemporary, and top ten sequels, so while it might seem terrible that I’m not doing a top ten fantasy, well. More than half of these are fantasies, and while…

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Urban Fantasy VS High Fantasy

This is not going to be a divisive post. Wow, I just had the hardest time spelling the word divisive. I hate the versus here because it sounds like I’m pitting urban fantasy against high fantasy when, really, I’m just talking about what I like about each, and why they’re such different subgenres of fantasy,…

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