Youtube Channels to Puzzle to and Other Stuff I Liked in October, 2020

This post by Kristine Kathryn Rusch was just… daaaaaaaaamn.

Watching this video, dammit, I wish I still wrote in high fantasy settings!

I’m a sucker for reading about other writers’ processes, even now, when I’m planted with my feet firmly in “you do you, I do me” land. And Joely Sue Burkhart did write the only book I’ve found so far with one of my favourite romance dynamics (one I’m writing in something something sometime). Loved this post for its sheer raw value, too.

Heavens above. Loved The 1-Page Marketing plan by Allan Dib. I’m sorry I can’t tattoo stuff from it on the insides of my eyelids, so I don’t forget it.

I put together a lot of jigsaw puzzles with Jenna Moreci’s channel in the background this month. Her style takes a bit to get used to, but it’s worth it to see her give you a well-deserved writing kick in the butt.

I edited way more than I actually read stuff this month, thus it comes as no surprise to see I’m currently laughing my way through My Grammar and I, an English language grammar compendium I picked up after a recommendation somewhere else. I might’ve accidentally misused ‘alternate’ when I meant ‘alternative’ a few days ago. No worries, it’s all fixed now.

Wait, I read Boyfriend Material in October?? It feels like over a year ago! This was fucking hilarious. I waited a bit to read it because it’s priced outside of my normal range (yup, anything above 5,99 is too much for me) and because of the cover, but—whoa. It’s less angsty than Alexis Hall’s earlier fiction, and has a lot less sex (you’ve been warned), but it’s so unbelievably funny that I can’t even find the words. I literally can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard, and so often. This year deserves the likes of Boyfriend Material.

Last, but not least, I one-clicked on Gregory Ashe’s Stray Fears preorder a while ago, and it landed in my library just last Saturday. I ended up reading it in one day (hello, it was Saturday, after all), which I don’t normally do. It can be labeled as horror, yeah, but it’s more like a (very gay and angsty) episode of Supernatural, which is, umm, a selling point for me. I loved the parts with the parents so much I actually paraphrased them to my partner, who’s a long-suffering recipient of my love of all things Gregory Ashe. Can’t wait for his next novel.


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