Browsing Archives of Author »Kandace Mavrick«

The Five Stages of Critique: A Guide For Beta-Readers

04/11/2016

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So the writer in your life asked you to read something and give them your opinion. It’s all going well until you mention something that didn’t quite work for you. There’s a faint frown. This is the writer entering the first stage of response to critique. The first stage is always defensive: Let me explain […]

Synopses Are to Me as a Bulldozer is to a Swan-Shaped Meringue

28/10/2016

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Me: I am trying to write a full-length synopsis and it is terrible. So I am going to go to hockey and sulk. Well, maybe sulk and then hockey. Hockey should be fun. I can always sulk more after. Rick: No sulking during date night. Me: (sigh) Fine. Rick: I will hug you until you […]

Introducing Holmes

13/11/2014

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Harnessing the power of impatience and unpredictability… May cause crime solving, bee keeping, and a hatred of the violin.

Avengers: My Ultron Will Go On

04/11/2014

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So you’ve probably seen the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. But have you yet been made aware that it’s actually a sweeping romance between… actually, I’m not sure. But it sync’s disturbingly well with ‘My Heart Will Go On’.  

Sometimes You Just Gotta…

20/10/2014

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Come Down the Rabbit Hole With Me

10/10/2014

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I first heard this song when a friend of mine dropped it in my inbox and whispered, Watch this. Well, he might not have whispered that. He was on the other side of the world at the time. I felt it was implied. This is probably an obvious choice for the Drink Me soundtrack, but the video […]

The True Spirit of Teddy Bears Should Never Be Underestimated

08/10/2014

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