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  • The ‘Who Killed Jason Blossom?’ Suspect List – March 2017

    This again? Yes, this again! There’s still a killer on the loose and with new evidence comes new suspects. And as we’re sadly without a new episode of Riverdale for a couple more weeks, now seems like the perfect time to take a look at the current list of likely (and unlikely) suspects. **Spoilers Ahead! […] The post The ‘Who Killed Jason Blossom?’ Suspect List – March 2017 appeared first on Curio...

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  • The Transformative Power of Villainous Cartoons

    From a  young age, I’ve loved a good villain. I’ve always been the type to secretly root for the bad guys. Villains seem so larger than life, so much better than the hero or heroine. Villains are more powerful, more driven, more ambitious, and yes, let’s face it, they have more sex appeal. As I […] The post The Transformative Power of Villainous Cartoons appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

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  • How To Write Villains

    As I begin to edit a novel I’ve left alone for a few months, I’ve been thinking about my villainous characters a lot. See, there are more than I expected and they are all there at different points in the story for different reasons. There’s no way I could merge three into one. Let’s introduce […] The post How To Write Villains appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

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  • THE LIMITS OF VILLAINY: HOW TO ENGAGE WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE IN FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION

    Whatever your politics, one thing that’s clear about the present moment in the US is that a lot of people view our President as a villain. We — not all Americans, but people who share my political affinities — believe the President is bigoted, corrupt, vindictive, indifferent to suffering at best and cruel at worst. […] The post THE LIMITS OF VILLAINY: HOW TO ENGAGE WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE IN FANTASY ...

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  • Et tu, Brute?

    It is the Ides of March and here I am blogging about building unforgettable villains. What makes a villain unforgettable? The things he/she does? Or the person he/she is? I think both. Brutus was among the mob that stabbed Caesar to death. “Sic Semper Tyranus!” Is he a villain or a hero? The faceless thug […] The post Et tu, Brute? appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

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  • Interview with MG & YA Author Aimee Lucido

    Curiosity Quills Press recently had the pleasure in interviewing children and young adult author, software engineer and pasta aficionado, Aimee Lucido. 1) I hear you’re writing a cool new MG about a code-learning girl? Can you tell me more about it? Do you feel that’s something you want kids (girls, especially) to learn in middle school? […] The post Interview with MG & YA Author Aimee Lucido appe...

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  • Top Seven Villains and Why I Love to Despise Them

    I love books that have a well written villain. You know when a writer has written a villain well because you grow to despise that character. A villain can add a whole new dimension to a novel so here are my seven villains.   Voldemort from the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling I love […] The post Top Seven Villains and Why I Love to Despise Them appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

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  • Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Episode 6

    Parental dysfunction was alive and well in this week’s episode. Add to that a healthy dose of fear, performance anxiety, adults pushing their insecurities onto their kids, and teen pregnancy,        well . . . it’s just another week in Riverdale. Right off the bat I’m going to have to admit defeat. I was wrong about […] The post Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Episode 6 appeared first on C...

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  • Villians We Secretly Want to Be

    Have you ever wanted to be just a little bit evil? I don’t mean like robbing a store or something real world bad, but fantastically evil. I have henchman evil. Maybe it’s just my dramatic side, but there are a few evil folks I would shank a flying monkey to spend a day in their […] The post Villians We Secretly Want to Be appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

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  • I’m Not Bad, I’m Just Written That Way

    Most of us are familiar with the old bit of writing advice that reminds us villains don’t typically think of themselves as villains, but rather as the heroes of their own story. While I think this advice is well intentioned, it often ends up being a bit reductionist. How many times, for instance, have you […] The post I’m Not Bad, I’m Just Written That Way appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

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  • Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Episode 7

    That 50’s style comic book opening scene with Jughead wearing his crown and Archie in the sweater with the bowtie was beautifully shot, iconically accurate, and all sorts of creepy. This is something that Riverdale does well, I’ve seen it since episode one and they’ve managed to maintain it almost every single week so far: […] The post Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Episode 7 appeared fir...

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  • SEVEN TYPES OF VILLAINS

    I was quite excited to see the blog theme for this week, as I dedicated several weeks just to looking at villains a few years ago on my blog. Over that week, I discussed several types of villains and some of the best representatives from each category. But I don’t have space for several posts […] The post SEVEN TYPES OF VILLAINS appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Gray Hats

    In the old TV melodramas I watched as a child, it was easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys. You didn’t need to look further than the color of their hats. You’ve got the Lone Ranger in his giant white hat riding on his tall, white horse. He’s a straight shooter, both […] The post Gray Hats appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Keith R. Fentonmiller Readings and Appearances

    To coincide with the release of his fantasy novel Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat, on March 20th, author Keith R. Fentonmiller will be doing an number of readings, signings and appearances over the coming months. Here is the current list: Book of Life Podcast – Date to be confirmed. March 21, 2017 (7:30-9:30 pm): The Inner […] The post Keith R. Fentonmiller Readings and Appearances appeared first...

  • Five Great Hero and Villain Pairings

    Great stories need great characters and a great hero needs a great villain. The villain provides conflict. He provides impetus. Otherwise, a hero may just spend their life happily, with no need to travel, to learn. No need to hone their skills in order to fight the forces of evil. A good villain is the […] The post Five Great Hero and Villain Pairings appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Word Count

    Word count. Love ’em or hate ’em. I remember being in school, and being given an assignment to write a 1,000 word essay on something, and feeling like the world had just ended. Oh, if I had only known then… Lately, I’ve made a habit of writing 100,000 word books left and right. The idea […] The post Word Count appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

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  • Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Episode 5

    RIVERDALE – Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness I had a real blonde (Betty) moment today when I suddenly realized that all the titles of the Riverdale episodes are named after movies. I went to film school! How did I not catch that?! But enough about me and my shortcomings. We have another episode of Riverdale […] The post Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Episode 5 appeared first on Curiosity Q...

  • Relationship With Your Editor

    I have had people ask me if I ever paid for a professional editor. My books are now edited by the publisher and I have critique partners, but some I did send through a “professional” editor.  Do I regret it? YES. I think I was naïve at the time.  I wanted to get published and […] The post Relationship With Your Editor appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Greatest YA Relationships

    How fitting seeing as though Valentine’s Day has just passed by! If you’re like me, you spent the evening cozied up with a nice book and wishing that you could date one of the characters in said book. Don’t be ashamed- we all do it! So here is a list of the greatest, most envious […] The post Greatest YA Relationships appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • 10 Romantic Sci-Fi Book Covers That Will Make You Believe There Is Love on Other Planets

    In a time where ebooks are available one Amazon’s click away, and with so many to chose from, cover design has never been more important in reflecting the tone and the content of a book. When we think about science fiction, romance isn’t the first thing that usually comes to mind, at least not as […] The post 10 Romantic Sci-Fi Book Covers That Will Make You Believe There Is Love on Other Planets ...

  • Watch Dogs 2 – Movie Hacking

    A sort of review and a look at video game hacking and the issue of narrative dissonance. The post Watch Dogs 2 – Movie Hacking appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Different Kinds of Love – Bookish Edition

    Agape Everyday by David Levithan depicts what Agape really means. Selfless love. “A”, the protagonist of the novel give justice how Selflessness truly means. How you can love someone but you need to let go of that person because you couldn’t given her what she needs the most. I cried so much for this book […] The post Different Kinds of Love – Bookish Edition appeared first on Curiosity Quills Pre...

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  • Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Episode 4

    Let me start by explaining the relationship I have with Archie comics. I lived in the UK until I was 17. Archie comics didn’t exist over there. But I visited Canada with my family several times between ages 8 and 13 and was spellbound by these thick comic books being sold at the end of […] The post Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Episode 4 appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Interview with Read With Me founder Christine Brenner

    Welcome to the Curiosity Quills blog, Christine, and congratulations on Read With Me! Downtown Raleigh is lucky to be getting a place like that. Can you tell us a little about Read With Me and how it will serve your community? Read With Me is a children’s book & art shop located in downtown Raleigh. […] The post Interview with Read With Me founder Christine Brenner appeared first on Curiosity Quil...

  • What My OTPs Taught Me To Look For In Relationships

    As any self respecting fan girl would, I have multiple OTPs (or One True Parings). I see it as ‘an OTP per show/book/film/etc’ rather than a hard and fast rule that only one coupling can be the ultimate romance. Regardless of the amount of OTPs I’ve collected through the seasons and trilogies, there’s some things […] The post What My OTPs Taught Me To Look For In Relationships appeared first on Cu...

  • Four Amazing Families in Fantasy and Science Fiction.

    If you read my last post, you might have picked up a subtle hint or two that the big relationships in my life, right now, are family relationships. This isn’t to scant my relationship with my wife, or my friendships, but kids from 0-5 have many needs and few means with which to meet them […] The post Four Amazing Families in Fantasy and Science Fiction. appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • My Top Ten OTPs

    So, with February come Valentine’s Day and although I am not the biggest fan of this day, it does make me think about my OTPs. I have come up with a top 10 and trust me this was not easy to compile as I have so many OTPs. I have picked ships from TV, movies […] The post My Top Ten OTPs appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Matchmaking That Matters

    I’ve got to be honest: romance doesn’t come easy for me. Nothing makes me squirm more than writing an intimate scene between two characters. I found this out the hard way when I took my first stab at writing a book way back in high school (by hand, of course, in one of those little […] The post Matchmaking That Matters appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

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  • Nine Great Relationships in Fantasy and Why They Work

    Great fantasy relationships—oh, how I swoon over them. I thought I’d start with Adam and Eve. They were nuts about each other. Except… Yeah, not a HEA. So I turned to Odysseus and Penelope. Talk about an alpha male and a smart woman. They worked for me, and the Greek myths are chock-full of romantic […] The post Nine Great Relationships in Fantasy and Why They Work appeared first on Curiosity Quil...

  • Seven Great Relationships in YA

    Love is in the air. With February being the month for Valentine’s Day. If you really think about Valentine’s Day young adult books are perfect for this holiday. Whether you’re reading fiction, science fiction or fantasy in young adult books; one thing that is common is romance. It’s not YA without romance. It’s something about […] The post Seven Great Relationships in YA appeared first on Curiosit...

  • Seven Swoonworthy Book Romances

    It’s Valentine’s Day, an occasion for those who are in love with being in love. Let us pause a moment and eat a dark chocolate truffle in tribute. If you’re looking for inspiration this Valentine’s Day, all you have to do is crack open a book. Check out this list of some of the most […] The post Seven Swoonworthy Book Romances appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Dysfunctional Relationships in Fantasy: Love Triangles and Codependency Pushing the Hero Forward

    I love a good romance in a book. Star-crossed lovers, the girl next door, the unexpected crush, I love them all. But there are some times you read a book and just want to shake the characters. Scream at them in an older and wiser, holier-than-thou voice, “What are you thinking?! Do you have any […] The post Dysfunctional Relationships in Fantasy: Love Triangles and Codependency Pushing the Hero Fo...

  • 7 (But Sort-of 10) relationships in fantasy and why they work for me

    As I sat to write about the 7 relationships is in the Fantasy Book genre and why they work for me, I discovered most weren’t necessarily “romantic”. For me, my favorite relationships to read about are ones that don’t evolve too quickly but develop over the course of complicated context, survive the trials of their […] The post 7 (But Sort-of 10) relationships in fantasy and why they work for me ap...

  • Resident Evil Is Scary Again

    Resident Evil 7 brings horror back to the franchise, according to Jason Purdy. The post Resident Evil Is Scary Again appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Relationship Wars: Unique Couples

    You’ve just finished a book. You think: wow, that rivals my favorite “book of all time.” You can fill “book of all time” with any of your favorite relationships, story troupes or genres, but you get the idea, these are your favorites! It’s understandable when this happens, there are writers giving us incredible stories all […] The post Relationship Wars: Unique Couples appeared first on Curiosity ...

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  • Interview: Marisa Siegel and Lyz Lenz of The Rumpus

    Some of you might have heard that The Rumpus has a new Editor-in-Chief and owner, Marisa Siegel. Curiosity Quills Press were recently lucky enough to get an interview with Marisa, and The Rumpus Managing Editor Lyz Lenz. Thank you ladies for joining us on the CQP blog, and agreeing to answer some of our questions! […] The post Interview: Marisa Siegel and Lyz Lenz of The Rumpus appeared first on C...

  • A Side-Dish Serving of Romance

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I have to admit…I’ve never been a huge fan of straight-up romance novels or movies.  On the other hand, my husband enjoys watching the occasional “Rom-Com.”  When he asks me to join him, my typically response is, “are there aliens in the movie too?”  Now if you want to […] The post A Side-Dish Serving of Romance appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

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  • The Curiosity Quills Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

    Don’t get in trouble this year! Curiosity Quills presents your Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, featuring themed gift packages around the following excellent books: Rasputin’s Supernatural Dating Service, Emma and the Silk Thieves, and The Actuator 3: Chaos Chronicles. And all of the gifts are under $50! Rasputin’s Supernatural Dating Service When the dates don’t work […] The post The Curiosity Quills ...

  • The Marriage of True Minds

    Shakespeare’s Sonnet #116 is one of my favorites. Who can forget Kate Winslet reciting it in the rain, her broken heart ravaging her face in Sense and Sensibility? She thought she and Willoughby had something eternal, but he broke her heart over mere money. In particular I love this line: “Love is not love/ Which […] The post The Marriage of True Minds appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • What Am I Doing To Level Up?

      Hello QQ World… Once upon a time, I was a shy kid, I felt out of place in England after spending my first few years of life in Zambia, and this made me change and I went from being an imaginative child to one that tried to hide, and hide I did until I […] The post What Am I Doing To Level Up? appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • 2017 Writing Resolutions

    New Years’ resolutions. Turning a new leaf. A clean slate. A new start. A new me. And all the other cliché phrases you can tag onto that. And poor 2017 has a lot resting on her shoulders. Everyone has high hopes and expectations for 2017 seeing as though 2016 is still weeping in the corner, […] The post 2017 Writing Resolutions appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Pit People Early Access Preview

    Jason Purdy got an early access to Pit People, and here's a preview. The post Pit People Early Access Preview appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • You Can’t Fight Goblins Forever

    If you’ve ever played a fantasy themed video game or roleplaying game, you’re probably intimately familiar with goblins. They’re the annoying little bastards ambushing you in dark corridors, poking you with sharpened sticks, or trying to overwhelm you with sheer numbers during the first combat encounter of your first adventure. They don’t look like much, […] The post You Can’t Fight Goblins Foreve...

  • MY TOP BOOKS OF 2016

    In This Life by Christine Brae offers not just love but also a huge fraction of pain, loneliness and fear. It will envelops you wholly with its compelling and heavy strikes of words. With Christine Brae’s new embrace to literacy, for fans of her, In This Life feels like an amazing improvement compare to her […] The post MY TOP BOOKS OF 2016 appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • 5 Life Lessons from Video Games

    Video games are seriously addicting. For whatever reason you play, the game world mimics one thing better than real life: success. As we reach each level, our advancements in the game imbues us with the power to keep leveling. We seek this power for our real lives. Every year we set goals to reach, but […] The post 5 Life Lessons from Video Games appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Level 10 Life

    I approach everything in one of two ways – obsessively or not at all. Writing, fitness, gaming… If I’m not all in, I’m not doing it at all. Contradictory to my all in attitude, I’m beginning to realize there’s a need for balance too. Enter the level 10 life concept. I first discovered the level […] The post Level 10 Life appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • XP Points or Death: Maturing Your YA Character.

    I am admittedly new to the world of XP points. I didn’t even play Dungeons and Dragons for the first time until a few months ago when my friends, like so many others, decided we needed to learn how to play after watching Stranger Things. D&D is fun; you get to hang out with your […] The post XP Points or Death: Maturing Your YA Character. appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

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  • YA SciFi & Fantasy Double Sale

    Richard Roberts’ bestselling YA superhero novel PLEASE DON’T TELL MY PARENTS I’M A SUPERVILLAIN is 99 CENTS and Eliza Tilton’s YA epic fantasy BROKEN FOREST is FREE; September 14 -15! PLEASE DON’T TELL MY PARENTS I’M A SUPERVILLAIN: 99 Cents; Sept 14-15! Penelope Akk wants to be a superhero. She’s got superhero parents. She’s got […] The post YA SciFi & Fantasy Double Sale appeared first on Curios...

  • The Atlas Link Series: Book One Free & Book Two Out Now

    Today is the release of LANDLOCKED, book two in the Atlas link Series by Jessica Gunn; the science-fiction romance series that started with GYRE, in February. To celebrate Landlocked’s release, book one Gyre is on sale for FREE; September 12 – 13! About Gyre; Free September 12 – 13! Chelsea didn’t try to teleport. All […] The post The Atlas Link Series: Book One Free & Book Two Out Now appeared fi...

  • Far Cry Primal – Caveman 101

    Far Cry Primal - Caveman 101 The post Far Cry Primal – Caveman 101 appeared first on Curiosity Quills Press.

  • Meet Author Susan Koefod

    Meet Susan Koefod, author of YA fantasy NAMING THE STARS September 17 at Subtext books, 6 West Fifth Street, St. Paul Minnesota 55102 | Event Page 24 September at Chapter2Books, 226 Locust Street, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016 | Event Page About Naming the Stars 16-year-old Mary-Louise comes home from swimming lessons one day to find she […] The post Meet Author Susan Koefod appeared first on Curiosity ...

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