What productive activity can a writer do when they don't have the attention span to work on a full-length manuscript? Writing poetry can always be a breath of fresh air.
Finding beta readers and critique partners can be a difficult task. Unless, of course, your bookish friends are willing to lend you their advice!
Leigh Bardugo's writing makes effective use of frightening circumstances and imagery. In King of Scars, the techniques to create fear and foreboding in a reader are especially clear.
Of the many, many books that I read in 2019, I especially love these ten. And yes, there are multiple Marissa Meyer books. I couldn't help it!
Why do mentors always die? Or turn evil? Or wander away without explanation? How did one literary mentor escape the curse with his life?